TU president found guilty of OVI


Tiffin University’s president was found guilty in Ottawa County Municipal Court Friday of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Lillian B. Schumacher, 52, of Tiffin, had been charged with OVI, a first-degree misdemeanor, and speed, a minor misdemeanor, according to court records.

She pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the OVI charge, and the speeding citation was dismissed at the request of the prosecutor, court records state.

Schumacher was ordered to pay a $375 fine, and six points were placed on her license. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail, with all 10 days suspended on the condition she has no similar offense in one year and is law-abiding, court records state.

She also was ordered to complete a first offender program, and her operator’s license was suspended until Jan. 25, 2020, court records state.

A court spokeswoman said the judge granted driving privileges after 15 days from the date of sentencing.

The incident occurred at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 31, and the charges were filed by State Highway Patrol Sept. 4, court records state.

The result of Schumacher’s test was 0.117, according to court records.