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Attica council hires fiscal officer

ATTICA — Attica Village Council members Thursday night hired Michelle Gullet as the village’s new part-time fiscal officer. Her first day on the job was Feb. 6 and her salary was set at $16,500 annually, with an increase to $17,000 after a six-month period. She has been working with ...

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Mohawk board to meet Monday The Mohawk Board of Education is to have a special meeting for the purpose of discussing the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent at 4 p.m. Monday in the Mohawk Community Center. This meeting is to be executive session only and ...

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Man sentenced to prison A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Dalvon R. Coffey, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in cocaine, one fourth-degree felony and one fifth-degree felony, court records ...

5-year-old Whiskey

PHOTO SUBMITTED Whiskey is a 5-year-old male mixed-breed pitbull terrier. He has been at the shelter for three weeks. Whiskey is good with other dogs and with children older than 10. His adoption fee is $25. Meet him at the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100. Or, contact the ...

Commissioners hear 40th-anniversary EMS report

Seneca County Emergency Services Director Ken Majors said the county’s six EMS districts handled 1,240 calls in 2018. He provided his annual report to the Seneca County commissioners during their Thursday meeting. In its 40th year of operation last year, 694 patients were taken to area ...

Second ward only contested council race in May primary

The only Tiffin City Council race on the ballot in the May 7 primary election is to be the second-ward seat. Republicans Ken Jones and Susan Wilkinson and independent Ben Shuff are competing for that seat. The top two vote-getters are to move on to the general election Nov. 5. The three ...

Milestone

Columbian's Abby Dryfuse hugs her father, Jim, after she scored her 1,000th career point Thursday. The milestone came in the second quarter of the basketball game against Clyde in Tiffin. The Tornadoes won, 51-34. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Fostoria man arrested on drug charge

A Fostoria man out on bond through Seneca County Common Pleas Court was arrested on a drug charge Thursday. According to a release from Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit, Patrick Roddy, 61, was charged with trafficking crack cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and was ...

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Teenager admits doing drugs Several law enforcement agencies assisted in controlling a teenager under the influence of methamphetamine Wednesday afternoon, according to a Tiffin Police Department report. About 3:30 p.m., Bascom EMS and Bascom Joint Fire District were dispatched for a person ...

Clyde man pleads guilty in Bogle murder case

FREMONT — A Clyde man admitted Wednesday he murdered a former Tiffin woman, and a judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Daniel R. Myers, 49, appeared before Judge John Dewey of Sandusky County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon and pleaded guilty to ...

Sheriff: Predator to get what he deserves

FREMONT — A man convicted Wednesday of murdering a former Tiffin woman donated to her memorial fundraiser and signed the funeral log, a Sandusky County official said. Daniel R. Myers, 49, appeared before Judge John Dewey of Sandusky County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon and pleaded ...

Residents raise concerns at landfill forum

Concerns raised by residents during Wednesday evening’s public forum on Sunny Farms Landfill ranged from health effects of living with the “rotten eggs” odor and steps being taken to get rid of it to the fear of ground and surface water contamination and the reason rail cars filled with ...

Barn destroyed by fire Tuesday

McCUTCHENVILLE — A barn on SR 53, south of McCutchenville, was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The barn that served as a workshop and housed horses was located at 2189 SH 53, and firefighters were summoned to the scene at 9:43 p.m. Mark Fleming, assistant chief of Sycamore Volunteer Fire ...

Family surprises retiree at Kroger

Family members surprised a man, who retired from Kroger Wednesday, by purchasing one item and getting in line to be his final customers. Judy Huffman said the idea to surprise her husband, Gary Huffman, just came to her one day. She said Gary is incredible and has made such good friends at ...

Toledo man sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

A man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday. Dorian R. Williams of Toledo had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; kidnapping, a ...

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Soup’s on Saturday in Melmore The annual Melmore United Methodist Church soup supper is set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the church on SR 67 in Melmore. The following soups are to be available: classic chicken noodle, beef noodle, vegetable beef, chili, stuffed pepper, cheddar broccoli, ham ...

Fair Board plans themes, events

The Seneca County Fair Board’s February meeting was largely focused on upcoming events for the start of the 2019 fair season this summer and the fairgrounds, which will be the location of several different events in the meantime. Board members met Tuesday evening and continued to work ...

Opportunity Center superintendent meets with new state DD director

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities members met Tuesday afternoon at the Opportunity Center. Superintendent Lew Hurst recently met with new Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities director, Jeff Davis, who was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine. Davis said he wants the system ...

Park district plans to buy 37 acres at Steyer preserve

Seneca County Park District board approved the purchase of 37 acres adjoining Steyer Nature Preserve for $168,000 during its meeting Tuesday. Executive Director Sarah Betts said the board met in executive session before returning to approve the purchase. “We are going to purchase the ...

Precipitation

Snow clings to the banks of Wolf Creek near Bascom as rain falls Tuesday morning. National Weather Service had issued a flood watch until 4 a.m. today and a wind advisory until 4 p.m. today.