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Woman indicted

A woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Crystal N. Dayton, 31, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.

Board of Elections has new website

Seneca County Board of Elections has a new website as part of its security upgrade.

Security is being upgraded at county boards of elections after a directive from the Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. In addition to a new website, technical computer security information and data such as firewalls and backups are being upgraded.

Find the Board of Elections at www.boe.ohio.gov/seneca.

Planning Commission to meet

The City of Tiffin Planning Commission is to meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. to discuss a Conditional Use application for a duplex in an R-3, Single-Family Residential Zoning District, located at 99 Cottage Ave.

County auditor to host educational workshop

Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins is planning to host an educational workshop next month to give insight into the processes undertaken in a county’s conveyance room.

The workshop, which is to be instructed by Dennis DeCamillo, MBA, AAS, is to take place 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the county’s Department of Job and Family Services office, 900 E. CR 20.

According to a news release from the auditor’s office, people who might be interested in attending include county auditor staff, county recorder staff, practicing title examiners, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers and other professionals working with real estate transfers.

The workshop will count for up to seven hours of continuing education credit, the release said.

The course aims to provide best practice explanations for those working on real estate transfers, and topics include:

* What is a deed and how do we distinguish between that and an affidavit?

* Giving a good impression to constituents.

* What is the county’s authority (or duty) to understand the value of the property being transferred? This is the beginning of the appraisal process, so it is very important.

* What is an easement and why do we care?

* Mineral rights: production or severed interests.

* Deed descriptions and the authority to create conveyance standards.

The course fee is $155 if sent by Oct. 10 and $175 if sent by Oct. 15. Payment can be made on-site if necessary. The cost includes a workbook with sample forms and standards.

Checks are payable to Diamond Point Advisors LLC, 4414 N. Ridge Road W., Ashtabula, OH 44004.

For more information, call the auditor’s office at (419) 447-0692 or email diamondpointadvisors@gmail.com

TU’s Science Club presents first event

Tiffin University’s Science Club will host its first event featuring Dr. Cameron McCarthy from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday in Chisholm Auditorium inside Franks Hall.

He will present “Reconstruction of Autophagy Ameliorates Vascular Function and Arterial Stiffening in Hypertension.” The event is open to the public.

McCarthy is an AHA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. At the University of Toledo, he is part of the department of physiology and pharmacology https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/physpharm/joe-lab.html.

McCarthy’s research interest is accelerated aging contributing to a deterioration of vascular function.

Dr. McCarthy earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in health and sport sciences from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), American Physiological Society (APS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), University of Toledo Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Task Force and University of Toledo Biomedical Science Program Molecular Medicine admissions committee.

For more information on this event, contact Jena Huffman at huffmanjr@tiffin.edu.

County hazard mitigation meeting set for Sept. 30

Seneca County township representatives, zoning inspectors, other elected officials and the public are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 to identify local disaster risks as the county updates it hazard mitigation plan this fall.

The purpose of the plan is to identify risks and vulnerabilities and develop ways to reduce those risks prior to a disaster. The plan was last updated in 2015 and is required to be updated every five years.

The update was started in late August.

The meeting is to take place at the North Central Ohio Educational Services Center, 928 W. Market St.

People plannig to attend are asked to RSVP to the Emergency Management Agency office by Sept. 26.

For more information, call John Spahr at (419) 447-0266, ext. 10 or email jspahr@senecacountyohio.gov.

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