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Briefly, Dec. 12

Possible home invasion reported

A person was arrested after a possible active home invasion was reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening.

The name of the person arrested was not available from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night.

The incident in the 1000 block of East US 224 was reported at 5:12 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office report.

A deputy advised it appeared the person ran out the back door when deputies arrived, it states.

A woman advised the person was male. The person possibly was around 6 feet, was wearing a hoodie and had either dark hair or was wearing a hat, the report states.

The incident was under investigation Tuesday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

— By Jill Gosche, online editor

Juvenile court program earns recertification

Seneca County Juvenile Court’s Family Intervention Court Program has earned recertification from Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets, according to a release.

Family Intervention Court was designed as a collaborative effort to provide help to those with drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness, along with their families, so they can learn to lead healthy, responsible and productive lives while eliminating drug and alcohol abuse and coping appropriately with mental illness, it states.

Courts must apply to Ohio Supreme Court for approval to be considered for a specialized docket.

There are more than 210 specialized dockets in the state that focus on issues such as drugs and alcohol, mental health, domestic violence and human trafficking, the release states.

Christmas recitals planned

Christmas music is to be performed starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave.

Students performing are Candence Boehler; Raphael Confesor; Natallie Huffman; Zoe and Morgan Johnson; Claire, Elyse, Isaac and Molly Lortz; Ashley Reinhart; Garrett Ridner; Zachary Ross; Jack Taylor; Natelie Tiell; Sienna Tiel; Eddy Willman and Emily Willman.

Teachers are Amy Fretz and Sister Marietta Kill.

Hartschuh elected to farm board

Rose Hartschuh of Sycamore has been elected northwest regional trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Hartschuh is to help govern the state’s largest general farm organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties.

Hartschuh has been active in Farm Bureau for 15 years having served as Crawford County Farm Bureau’s president, vice president, secretary and chairperson of the county fair and public policy committees. She served on Ohio Farm Bureau’s membership model and public policy committees. She and her husband, Greg, served on the state Young Ag Professionals committee and were the American Farm Bureau 2018 Excellence In Agriculture award winners.

Public hearing set for proposed Seneca Wind Farm

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board has set a hearing for 3-9 p.m. Feb. 19 to allow the public to express views about Seneca Wind LLC’s proposal to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in parts of Seneca County.

The meeting is to take place at Tiffin University’s Marion Center, 235 Miami St., according to an OPSB news release.

The proposed Seneca Wind Farm would be constructed on about 56,900 acres of leased private land in Scipio, Reed, Venice, Eden and Bloom townships. The facility would consist of up to 85 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of up to 212 megawatts.

An adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding is to begin at 10 a.m. March 6 at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-A, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is to allow formal parties to the case to present testimony and evidence and cross examine other parties’ witnesses.

The OPSB has not scheduled a date for a final decision in this case.

For additional information, visit the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov and find case number 18-0488-EL-BGN.

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