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It’s official: Terra inaugurates Schumacher seventh president

Distinguished guests, community members, friends and family members welcomed Terra State Community College’s seventh president Friday morning. The inauguration of Ronald M. Schumacher Jr. took place in the college’s Student Activities Center. Guests welcomed Schumacher to his official ...

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PHOTO BY JACOB GURNEY Protective Services Supervisor Mindy Strup (left), Protective Services Caseworker Jenni Zaika (center) and Protective Services Supervisor Jennifer Schumacher, of Seneca County Department of Jobs and Family Services, organize new bicycles that were donated by Bike Lady ...

Woman sentenced to community control for trafficking in cocaine

A Fostoria woman who pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine was sentenced to community control Friday morning. In February, Kelly E. Hutton, 30, pleaded guilty to six counts of trafficking in cocaine, all fifth-degree felonies, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge ...

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Tiffin man convicted of domestic violence A Tiffin man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Steven D. Laugherty, 34, entered a plea of no contest with a consent to finding of guilty and was convicted of ...

United Way campaign chugging along, reaching 90 percent of goal

As the Tiffin-Seneca United Way celebrates its 75th year of serving the needs of the residents of Seneca County, it continues to move forward on an annual campaign to raise money for local community health and human service providers. This year’s campaign chairman, Charles Ervin, ...

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Ohio Outdoor & Wildlife Expo set for March 30 in Huron The Ohio Outdoor & Wildlife Expo is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 30 at Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Drive, Huron. At the event, visitors can connect with industry leaders and experts on birding, boating, hunting, fishing, ...

Junior Home juniors

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHIRLEY VALENTINE This 1943 photo shows members of the junior class at Junior Home High School in Tiffin. Standing (from left) are Kenny “Slick” Jones, Jim Turner, Omer Tolson and Oscar Tolson; seated are (middle row, from left) Elmer “Monkey” Francis, Elbert Davis, ...

Joanie’s Trash to Treasures celebrates with sales

A local store has been celebrating nine years of being open with special sales this week. Owner Joan Kauffman of Joanie’s Trash to Treasures said they have had different specials going on this week to celebrate and a grand prize is being drawn today. She said they have something called ...

Wolf Creek obstruction removal deemed complete

County Engineer Mark Zimmerman reported to the Seneca County commissioners Thursday that the Wolf Creek ditch-cleaning project is complete and is moving into the assessment phase. Zimmerman said cost of the cleaning phase was $270,000 to remove log jams, a major sand bar along SR 12 and dead ...

Luck Be a Lady

Calvert Catholic Middle and High School presents “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” this at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket cost $7 for adults, $5 for students age 5-18 , $5 for seniors 65 and older and are free for children younger than 5. Tickets may ...

Human trafficking survivor shares story

A survivor of human trafficking shared her story to a small group of students, professors and community members on the campus of Heidelberg University Thursday evening. The event was rescheduled from January and took place in the University Commons. Lindsay is a survivor of human trafficking. ...

Youth charged after taking vehicle

A youth was charged after allegedly taking a vehicle and wrecking it at CR 57 and TR 96 Thursday morning. Deputy Richard Best of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a woman reported her vehicle was stolen from 12165 W. CR 10 Thursday morning. Later, a neighbor’s child reported seeing the ...

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Weather delays opener at Attica raceway ATTICA — Wet, cold weather has forced Attica Raceway Park officials to delay the 2019 season opener until next Friday. “We have rain off and on all day Thursday with a forecast of rain and snow Friday and highs only in the low 40s on Saturday,” ...

RE/MAX new location

RE/MAX Unlimited Results Realty recently moved to a new location downtown. Broker and co-owner Bill Jones of RE/MAX Unlimited Results Realty said they had spent about three years at their previous location at 99 E. Perry St. When the space came available at 108 S. Washington St., they ...

The Renaissance awarded Façade Enhancement

The Renaissance awarded $10,000 façade grant to replace roof The Architectural Board of Review Tuesday approved a Façade Enhancement Grant to replace the roof of The Renaissance, 27 S. Washington St. Building Owner ReinX3 LLC requested $10,000 for the project to be used to replace the ...

Signing up

Tiffin Columbian High School students are pictured Wednesday morning signing the pledge to join the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign. Tiffin University’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) student-athletes visited homerooms of Tiffin Columbian High School to share a ...

Republic Village Council listens to information on water backflow prevention

REPUBLIC — Republic Village Council members listened Monday evening as Village Administrator Darin Brown explained Ohio Environmental Protection Agency mandates regarding the water backflow prevention system. The village must show that a means of protecting the public water system from ...

Green Springs facing police shortage

GREEN SPRINGS — Village Police Chief Charlie Horne informed village council members of struggles with staffing during their meeting Monday night. Horne said several part-time officers left the department recently, and he hasn’t had much luck hiring qualified replacements. Horne said he ...

Mohawk school board discusses financial options

SYCAMORE — Before beginning the business of the Mohawk Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening, the board went into executive session to discuss the purchase of property. No action was taken. Mike Burns of Baird, a financial consulting firm, shared with the board investment options. He ...