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Tiffin, Seneca County to honor Jim Roberts Sunday

The city of Tiffin and Seneca County commissioners are hosting a ceremony to honor veteran, former sheriff and city council member Jim Roberts, who died Sept. 13 at age 83.

The event is to include the unveiling of a memorial plaque in Roberts’ honor at 1 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo on Frost Parkway.

A prayer will be led by personnel from A Little Faith Ministries, patriotic music will be played by Columbian band and remarks will be delivered by city and county leaders and local veterans.

The Seneca County United Veterans Council, of which Roberts was a member, plans to attend.

Roberts served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961, where he was stationed in Japan as an interpreter. He attended Heidelberg College, was Seneca County sheriff from 1969-1979, and at the time of his death was a city councilman and council president pro tempore, representing the First Ward since 2012.

Roberts was elected to Seneca County Republican Party Central Committee and Executive Committee, was named Citizen of the Year, Veteran of the Year and taught criminal justice at Tiffin University for a few years. He also worked at Findlex and later at Nissin Brake in Findlay for over 20 years as a safety inspector.

All are welcome.

Accident at SR 224 and SR 587

An accident was reported at SR 224 and SR 587 in Loudon Township Thursday evening.

One person was transported to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital from the scene, a spokesperson for the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said.

Bascom Joint Fire District, Bascom EMS and the Echo unit assisted at the scene.

Man accidentally stabs himself in leg in vehicle

A 33-year-old man accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while trying to cut an object open Thursday afternoon, a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report states.

The man was sitting in a vehicle at the intersection of CR 62 and TR 69 when the incident occurred, the report states.

Bascom EMS, Bettsville fire and the Echo unit responded to the scene.

Woman sentenced to community control

A Tiffin woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Victoria L. Hunker, 28, entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Kelbley sentenced her to three years of community control and granted credit for 63 days served in Seneca County Jail, according to court records.

Hunker must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary, undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority and enter and complete a treatment program at Surest Path Recovery Center of Bloomville, they state.

Two indicted

Two people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Brandy D. Drown, 39, of Tiffin, was charged with possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies, according to court records.

Brandon M. Coppler, 20, of North Baltimore, was charged with forgery, a fifth-degree felony.

McClain sets District 87 office hours

State Rep. Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) has announced office hours 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Beca House Coffee, 128 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky.

Office hours are open to constituents throughout Wyandot Crawford and Morrow counties and the portions of Marion and Seneca counties he represents. They are less formal opportunities to meet one-on-one with McClain to discuss issues.

Office hours also are planned for 4-6 p.m. Nov. 14 at Pelican House Coffee, 108 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 16 at Sames & Cook, 33 S. Main St., Mt Gilead.

McClain is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives.

For more information, call his office at (614) 644-6265 or email Rep87@ohiohouse.gov.

Johnson’s Island Civil War to host round table

The next Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable is to take place at the American Civil War Museum of Tiffin Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.

Curators Gary and Jan Dundore will show many updates, collectibles, pictures, artifacts, flags and general Civil War memorabilia at the gathering, a release from Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable states.

Many articles were donated to the museum by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museum of Fremont, the release states.

The bookstore also will be open for the purchase of books and Civil War items, it states.

Members and the public are welcome to attend, it states.

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