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Celebrating 40 years of EMS

BASCOM — Visitors gathered to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Seneca County EMS and the start of EMS Week at Meadowbrook Park Saturday. Seneca County EMS Director Ken Majors said EMS has changed a lot over the past 40 years. He said it used to be that when people would call for an ...

Newest grads

Columbian High School graduates toss their mortarboards in the courtyard following commencement in the gymnasium Saturday evening. The class of 2018 was made up of about 210 graduates. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com. PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE

Tip from citizen leads to arrests

Two men were charged after a citizen tip to Tiffin Police Department Saturday. According to a Tiffin Police Department release, Dustin D. Moore, 25, of Sandusky, was charged with possession of cocaine and obstructing official business. Officer Brent Riley of Tiffin Police Department said ...

Two hurt in SR 18/TR 112 crash

Two people were injured in an accident at SR 18 and TR 112 Saturday evening. Trooper Allison Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Morgyn Pachlhofer, 17, of Fostoria, was traveling west on TR 112 in a Dodge Dakota with Kameron Gardner, 17, of Fostoria. Robert Jones, 68, of ...

Smoke forces H-L evacuation

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Local School was evacuated for nearly an hour Friday morning due to smoke coming from the shop area of the building. A student was taken to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital for precautionary reasons, said Chris Daniel, assistant chief of Bascom Joint Fire ...

Tip of the hat

Stakeholders in downtown Tiffin met this week to celebrate the successes of the past year and to look forward to more. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart said 20 facade enhancement projects were completed, 10 businesses opened and 41 ...

Tiffin man indicted on sex charges linked to two 15-year-olds

A man who was running a teen group through The Salvation Army in Tiffin has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with two youths in the group, according to court records. Mark L. Glick, 57, of Tiffin, was charged this week with three counts of gross sexual imposition, all ...

Orchestra sounds

Members of Glenn Miller Orchestra perform at The Ritz Theatre Friday evening. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Attica library renews lease for area historical society

ATTICA — The Seneca East Public Library Board voted to renew the Attica Historical Society’s lease for two years. Seneca East Public Library Director Barb Bayer said that at a board meeting in April, a vote was taken but the issue was tabled until all library board members could vote. ...

Colleen is a cuddler

Colleen is a 1-year-old female domestic short hair. Colleen loves hugs and snuggles and is great with other cats, dogs and children. You can see Colleen at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or contact the humane society by calling (419) 447-5704, emailing ...

Man pleads guilty

A Fostoria man pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Juan E. Williams, 30, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of complicity to theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state. The case was ...

Man admits violation

A Tiffin man admitted he violated the terms of his intervention in lieu of conviction. Tyler L. Carter, 25, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Carter entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of possession of ...

Man sentenced to community control

A man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Timothy W. Stein II, 30, of Wellston, had entered written pleas of guilty to charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of ...

Barbecue to mark 40th anniversary

BASCOM — Seneca County EMS is planning a Landing Zone class and barbecue to celebrate EMS Week and the 40th anniversary of Seneca County EMS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., in the Evergreen Building. The class is to start at 10 a.m. and is to be taught by Lead ...

Be prepared for ticket campaign

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is to be increasing patrols as part of the national Click it or Ticket It Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. The campaign is to run May 21-June 3, according to a release. The goal is to make roads safer by reducing the number of fatal and injury ...

Taking a step into future

State, local and judicial officials were joined by about 200 residents Thursday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Seneca County Justice Center. Commissioner Holly Stacy said formal documents for the building were signed and it took about 21 months to build the structure. The ...

Program could aid small biz, SBA says

Seneca County commissioners heard from a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration about a loan program that could be made available to local entrepreneurs. Gil Goldberg, Cleveland District director for the SBA, said the program would leverage city and county funds to help ...

Hydraulic leak blocks roads

One lane of traffic on Shaffer Park Drive was blocked after a commercial sprayer leaked hydraulic fluid Thursday morning. Officer Scott McDole of Tiffin Police Department said Bryce J. Nickols, 20, of North Baltimore, was traveling east on US 224 in a John Deere 4930 owned by Mid-Wood Inc. of ...