Local Briefs

Law, Community Planning Committee to meet June 3

The Law and Community Planning Committee is to meet at 6 p.m. June 3 in the Council Committee Meeting room at City Hall, located at 51 E. Market St.

The meeting is for the purpose to discuss golf cart operations within the city and any other business that may come before them.

Bridge dedication announced

The city of Tiffin is to honor the life of a former mayor and public servant with a dedication ceremony for a plaque on the Bernard J. Hohman Bridge at 6 p.m. Monday at the bridge, located on Rebecca Street.

The bridge, formerly the Rebecca Street Bridge, was dedicated Dec. 23, 2017, to honor Hohman for his 43 years of service to Tiffin. Hohman, who died at age 76 on March 30, 2018, served as mayor from January 1996 through December 2007. He also served as Fourth Ward councilman for more than 11 years and as council president for more than 10.

Hohman was a leader for many growth projects in the city, including negotiating cooperative development agreements with Seneca County, Clinton Township and Hopewell Township. Such agreements led to the annexation of many areas for residential, commercial and industrial development.

Bike rack to be dedicated May 23

Leadership Seneca County class of 2017 is planning to dedicate a bike rack at Seneca County Justice Center at 12:15 p.m. May 23.

The class’s Pedal Forward Project included the donation of more than 100 bicycles, helmets and bike locks to Seneca County youths ages 6-17, and placing bicycle-shaped bike racks in the county.

Tiffany Cavanaugh, a member of the class, said in a news release from the Seneca County commissioners’ office that she and her classmates felt strongly that all kids deserve a bike, and that children with bikes are more likely to stay healthy.

In addition to the help of local sponsors, the release said the class raised money to purchase bikes through a series of fundraisers and a 5K race.

The county commissioners sponsored the Justice Center bike rack, and First Federal Bank of Fostoria provided funding for a bike rack in downtown Fostoria to help the class call attention to the importance of health and wellness for area youths.

The Justice Center bike rack is outside of the Market Street entrance.

Community control terminated

Two people’s community control was unsuccessfully terminated during hearings in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Justice A. Slane, 21, of Clyde, previously had pleaded guilty to a charge of passing bad checks, a fifth-degree felony, and Jerel M. Rhoades, 39, of Fostoria, had pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

Shuff unsuccessfully terminated their community control.

Two indicted

Two people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Lorianne Bright, 28, of Tiffin, was charged with endangering children, a fourth-degree felony.

Torie L. Denney, 40, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.

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