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Mayor Montz recognized as young leader

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz received a 2018 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award on Sept. 24 at the 23nd annual 20 Under 40 ceremony. He was selected from a record number of 255 candidates. Montz was elected to Tiffin City Council in 2007 at age 22. In 2011, at age 26, he was elected mayor, ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Jashon J. Walton, 19, of Lima, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. Walton allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a youth 13 to 15 years old, according to court records. Danashia A. ...

Gibsonburg man still in serious condition

A Gibsonburg man injured in an accident Sep. 20 remained in serious condition Thursday evening, according to a ProMedica Toledo Hospital spokeswoman. Robert Valle, 76, has been listed in serious condition at the hospital since Sept. 21. Valle was the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet truck ...

Man charged with arson

FOSTORIA — A man arrested at the scene of a fire at his residence Tuesday night was charged with arson Wednesday. Thomas R. Barfield Sr., 59, who lives at 550 W. Center St., was charged with two counts of aggravated arson, first-degree felonies, along with one count each of misconduct at ...

Two injured in crash

Two women were injured in a single-vehicle accident on East CR 34 Wednesday morning. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Destiny M. Garza, 23, of Norwalk, was traveling west on East CR 34 in a 1996 Mercury Mystique with Deyaniva Negrete, 20, of Willard, and a ...

One hurt in Hancock County accident

A woman was injured in an accident in Hancock County Tuesday afternoon. According to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release, Thomas J. Williams, 74, of Arcadia, was driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata northeast on TR 243 and stopped at the stop sign at CR 216. Michelle M. Overmier, 51, of ...

Fostoria residence burns

FOSTORIA — A residence in Fostoria burned Tuesday night. Personnel from Fostoria Fire Division, Fostoria Police Department, Bascom EMS and Community Emergency Response Team responded to the scene of the fire at 550 W. Center St. Bettsville EMS and Tiffin Fire Rescue Division covered ...

Board opposes Issue 1

Seneca County Board of Commissioners members Tuesday announced their opposition to Ohio Issue 1 which is on the this Nov. 6 general election ballot. Ohio Issue 1 is a state constitutional amendment to reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing and using illegal drugs. During the ...

First-hand experience

Seniors Andrew Levans (pictured from left), Hannah Cooper, Devanshi Bhavsar, Alaska Williams, Andrew Branson and Jessica Damm spoke Tuesday morning about what is important to them about Tiffin City School’s Year 13 program. The program is designed to assist Columbian High School graduates ...

‘Proud but not satisfied’

Tiffin City Board of Education was given an overview of the Ohio State Report Card data Tuesday following its release last Thursday. The district earned an overall “B” grade, which placed it in the top 35 percent in the state. “We are proud but not satisfied,” Tiffin superintendent ...

Man sentenced to 3 years in prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges in three cases during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday. In one case, Jason A. Losey, 43, pleaded guilty to charges of complicity to trafficking ...

Man admits to robbery

A Toledo man admitted Tuesday he robbed Fostoria’s Dollar Tree in May. Donald W. Hummer Jr., 31, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and kidnapping, a second-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s ...

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education: Parent protests son’s suspension

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members listened Monday evening as parent Brandy Albright reported her son Cade Carroll was sent home and suspended for 10 days Sept. 13 following a field sobriety test when acting suspiciously in the hallway. The test, done without her ...

Search warrant executed

FOSTORIA — Money, suspected drugs and criminal tools were found during execution of a search warrant Tuesday, according to a release. According to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit, the task force and additional officers from Fostoria Police Department ...

Hopewell-Loudon homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Hopewell-Loudon High School’s homecoming court includes (back row, from left) senior Chelsey Depinet, senior Jenna Ickes, first-grade princess Clara Nelson, senior Allison Merry and senior Kirstyn Sadler; and (front row, from left) senior Donovan Bicklehaupt, senior ...

Mohawk homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Mohawk High School homecoming court includes (back row, from left) freshman Avery Stump, junior Morgan Price, senior Alex Lersch, senior Alec Bollinger, senior Kaiden Hammer and sophomore Tyler Hayman; (middle row, from left) freshman Madelyn Dickman, junior Alexis ...

Buckeye Central homecoming court

PHOTO SUBMITTED Members of the Buckeye Central high school homecoming court are (back row, from left) Owen Diesch, Jacob Heefner, Grant Shook, Chase Brown, Avery Baldosser and Nate Thompson; and (front row, from left) Kyleigh Brown, Kailey Vaughn, Molly Geissman, Elizabeth Cronau, Alyssa ...

Briefly, Sept. 26

Man reports alleged sexual assault Tiffin Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual assault Monday evening. About 6 p.m. Monday, a man went to the station and reported his 16-year-old daughter was given alcohol and was sexually assaulted on Coe Street, a Tiffin Police ...

Development group changes name

The area organization known as Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. now is Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. This change is following the completion of the community branding initiative that began this past spring. The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to ...

Lifestyle briefs, Sept. 25

Nationally known speaker to give talk at Wellness Extravaganza Oct. 10 Nationally known speaker Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., is to speak during the sixth annual St. Francis Senior Ministries Wellness Extravaganza at noon Oct. 10. RSVP by calling (419) 443-1540 by Oct. 1 DesMaisons is the ...