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Tickets on sale for concert at The Ritz

Harold J. Fraley Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a concert at The Ritz Theatre.

Slippery When Wet, a tribute to Bon Jovi, is to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and are on sale at The Ritz Theatre’s box office.

Two indicted

Two people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Casey L. Fountain, 38, of Tiffin, was charged with counterfeiting, a fourth-degree felony, and passing bad checks, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.

Randall S. Mentzer, 34, of Tiffin, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies.

The grand jury specified $549 is subject to forfeiture, court records state.

Civil Service Commission to meet today

The Civil Service Commission is to meet 3:30 p.m. today at the Municipal Building, 51 E Market St., in the Administrative Conference room. This meeting is to discuss updating the eligibility list for the fire department.

Board of Elections to meet Aug. 27

Seneca County Board of Elections is to meet at 12:10 p.m. Aug. 27 at the board office, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1101.

The purpose of the meeting is to certify write-in petitions and issues for the November 2019 General Election and any other business that comes before the board.

Construction to begin for Riverview Park upgrade

Tucked away behind houses on Gail Lane and Longfellow Drive, Riverview Park is to go from one of Tiffin’s lesser-known outdoor recreation areas to a flagship park with $120,000 in upgrades, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

Construction at the 3.5-acre park tentatively is set to begin this week. Henry W. Bergman Inc., of Genoa, won the contract with a bid price of 120,757.

The project includes construction of a quarter-mile asphalt loop trail, resurfacing of the existing basketball court and installation of playground equipment, a swing set, new basketball hoops, benches and trees. The majority of the work is to be completed by Oct. 1, and trees are to be planted by Nov. 30. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for late fall.

The project was funded through a $120,000 Community Development Block Grant, and design and construction administration and inspection were completed by Tiffin Engineer’s Office, allowing the entire grant amount to be used toward the project.

When she started on Tiffin City Council, the release said Third Ward Councilwoman Dawn Iannantuono was contacted by a resident from the neighborhood who asked about the park. When CDBG funds became available, Iannantuono suggested they be used to update the amenities.

“I’m just so excited that this little park will get some sprucing up,” she said in the release.

In the release, Tiffin Park & Recreation Director Bryce Kuhn said, “I’m very happy to see one of our park system’s hidden gems get the update it deserves.”

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