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West Independence to host Ash Wednesday service today

WEST INDEPENDENCE — West Independence UMC is to host a Holy Lent with an Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. today, 22876 US 224.

There will be a thanksgiving over the ashes for God’s love and work and the opportunity to receive Holy Communion.

Free car seat check to protect local families

BUCYRUS — In an effort to keep local children safe while riding in vehicles, AAA is partnering with the YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin to hold a free car seat check for local families.

The free check is to take place from 3-5 p.m. on March 6 at the Bucyrus YMCA location, 1655 E. Southern Ave.

To schedule an appointment, call (614) 431-7882.

Car and booster seat checks provide caregivers with the opportunity to learn about proper child passenger safety techniques to ensure their children are properly secured in the vehicle.

During this event, Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform free car and booster seat checks for parents and caregivers as part of their certification process. Each inspection will take approximately 30 minutes per seat.

Terra State to again offer free ‘Small Business’ seminars

FREMONT — Terra State Community College’s Ohio Small Business Development Center is to host free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics” throughout the month of March.

The schedule is as follows:

• 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 4 at Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 11 at Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

• 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 18 at Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 604 W. Washington St., Sandusky.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 25 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road.

To register, call (419) 559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.

Complaint dismissed

A Tiffin woman who had been suing another Tiffin woman for alleged defamatory statements has dismissed her complaint.

The lawsuit had been filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Karen Klepper against Tiffany Thompson.

It stated Klepper is well-known in the community, owns and operates a non-profit charitable organization and contracted with Thompson’s estranged husband to perform projects for the charity.

The lawsuit alleged that Thompson repeatedly had made various defamatory statements about Klepper and had harassed, threatened and intimidated Klepper on numerous occasions.

It outlined defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and interference with business relationships.

Klepper voluntarily dismissed the complaint, according to court records.

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