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Sycamore Village Council closes book on 2018

SYCAMORE — Sycamore Village Council members used the final meeting of 2018 to give thanks and recognize workers that paved the way to another great year in the village. Councilwoman Darcy Zimmerman thanked village employees and the three new council members, saying they did a great job in ...

Briefly, Dec. 14

Tiffin man arrested A Tiffin man was taken into local custody in Lucas County on an indictment from nearly six years ago Wednesday afternoon. Tyler J. Kiser, 24, was charged with complicity to breaking and entering, complicity to receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools, all ...

Tiffin man charged with burglary

A Tiffin man whose Bible was found at the scene was arrested in connection to a report of a possible active home invasion in Eden Township, according to court and sheriff’s office records. Tiler J. Clinger, 33, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, and criminal trespassing, a ...

Panel bids farewell to president

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Tuesday afternoon at the Opportunity Center and recognized Board President Patty Smith who is term-limited after serving for 14 years. Opportunity Center Superintendent Lew Hurst presented Smith with a gift for her service, that ends Jan. ...

Board begins discussing 2019 fair

Seneca County Agricultural Society met Tuesday night on the Seneca County Fairgrounds to begin laying out upcoming fair plans. After walking through financial reports for the fiscal year, followed by brief District 1 and 8 meeting takeaways, the board tackled deadline requirements for the ...

Commissioners have a full docket

Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. today at its office, 111 Madison St. According to a news release, the board is to discuss its remaining schedule for 2018 and its schedule and committee appointments for 2019 under new business. The board is expected to schedule a ...

Briefly, Dec. 13

Woman charged with aggravated burglary A Fostoria woman has been accused of entering a residence without permission and assaulting a woman. Renee A. Marshall, 21, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records. Marshall ...

Tiffin woman hurt in crash

A Tiffin woman was hurt in an accident at Jefferson and Main streets Tuesday afternoon. According to a Tiffin Police Department report, Rhonda S. Laugherty, 34, of Tiffin, was driving a 2015 Ford Escape north on Jefferson Street, which is one way, in the left lane. Patricia S. Abrahamson, 74, ...

New magistrate

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley (fourth from left) swears in Damon Alt, who has been the county’s treasurer for nine years, as a new magistrate Tuesday morning. As of Feb. 1, Alt is to replace Magistrate Erica Gordon (far right), who accepted a magistrate position in ...

Vandalism reported

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department received more than 10 reports of vehicles being damaged from Monday night to Tuesday afternoon. The department asked anyone with information about the vandalism to call the department at (419) 435-8573. About 8:15 p.m. Monday, an East Center Street ...

School board talks calendars

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members discussed the proposed school calendar for next year. Two options are being considered. One has a longer spring break than usual and some staff members are opposed to a later school year. The board is to make a decision during the January ...

Superintendent gives final report

SYCAMORE — In his final report to the Mohawk Board of Education, Superintendent Ken Ratliff recognized the elementary and junior high teachers who exceeded expected growth in their classrooms. Ratliff thanked the board for the opportunity of leading the district for the last nine years. In ...

Adkins installed to state panel

Seneca County Auditor Julie A. Adkins has been installed as vice president of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio for 2019 at its annual Winter Conference, according to a release Tuesday. As CAAO vice president, Adkins is to chair the CAAO Legislative Committee. The CAAO includes all ...

Farewell

Seneca County Park District’s board recognized Jim Nordholt for nine years of service during his last meeting Tuesday. Nordholt’s three terms on the board end Dec. 31. He is being replaced Jan. 2 by Lee Martin, who has been appointed by Seneca County Probate Judge Jay Meyer. A ...

Briefly, Dec. 12

Possible home invasion reported A person was arrested after a possible active home invasion was reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening. The name of the person arrested was not available from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night. The incident in the 1000 block ...

Home court celebration

OLD FORT — When Seth Miller gets his basketball schedules for Seneca County Opportunity Center games, his family has to make more copies. “He wants everybody to come watch him play,” said his mother, Laura Miller. Seth Miller, an Old Fort High School sophomore with autism, got the ...

No longer forgotten: Stone now marks grave in Republic

REPUBLIC — People drove past and mowed over an unmarked grave in Farewell Retreat Cemetery. They didn't know a man was buried there. But after nearly 40 years, that’s no longer the case. A stone now marks the burial plot for Julian B. Bordner, a Republic native who also lived in ...

Men admit cemetery marker theft, break-in

Two men admitted Monday they stole grave marker vases from Seneca Memory Gardens and broke into Mack’s Trucking. Jacob F. Kendrick, 21, pleaded guilty to charges of safecracking, grand theft and three counts of receiving stolen property, all fourth-degree felonies; and theft and two counts ...

Mohawk board hears Ratliff’s last report

SYCAMORE — In his final report to Mohawk Board of Education before he retires, Ken Ratliff recognized elementary and junior high teachers who exceeded expected growth in their classrooms. Ratliff thanked the board for the opportunity of leading the district for the last nine years. In his ...

Fostoria schools intervention specialist indicted

A Fostoria City Schools intervention specialist has been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Brandy L. Madden, 38, of Tiffin, was charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony, court records state. Madden allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a functionally impaired ...