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River level spikes in Seneca County Wednesday

Sandusky River at Tiffin was nearly in minor flood stage Wednesday. At 8:45 a.m., the river was observed at 8.99, with minor flood stage being 9 feet, according to National Weather Service. It had decreased to 8.47 feet at 7 p.m., according to the weather service. Earlier in the day, the ...

Anonymous donor gives wheelchair to woman whose home burned

A woman who was carried out of her burning home by a police officer was given a new wheelchair from a fellow Seneca County resident Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Jared Watson of Tiffin Police Department said it was donated to the police department by an anonymous donor. Watson, Lt. Aaron ...

Summer renovations taking place at Fostoria City Schools

FOSTORIA — With school being out for summer vacation, Fostoria City Schools are taking advantage of the time off to perform renovations and retooling. Superintendent Andrew Sprang Monday provided the board of education meeting with updates of projects to beautify the schools. He said that ...

Seneca East hires teachers at meeting

ATTICA — There are to be plenty of new faces roaming the school hallways at Seneca East in the 2019-20 school year - two of which will be teacher’s after the board of education approved the hiring of Brooke Griffin for high school science and Kim Spencer for elementary music. High school ...

Man sentenced to community control for Walmart thefts

A Marion man who admitted he committed three thefts at Walmart was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Justin A. Gephart, 32, had pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies. Kelbley ...

Man admits grand theft, receiving stolen property

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to two charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Wednesday morning. Kelby M. Fetro, 21, proceeded with a bill of information and pleaded guilty to a charge of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. He pleaded ...

Two hurt in Big Spring Township accident

A Carey woman went to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center after an accident in Big Spring Township Wednesday morning. Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont Post of State Highway Patrol said Karen Gerschutz, 65, was transported to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with ...

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Law library resources board to meet Seneca County Law Library Resources Board is to meet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Club, Tiffin. Man admits community control violation A Fostoria man admitted he violated the terms of his community control. Cody D. Dorsey, 29, admitted the violation ...

Library programs are out of this world

Children spent the afternoon building a variety of space vehicles at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Spaced Out Tuesday program. The program is part of the Summer Reading program. For a full list of programs, visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Stein, Community hospices merging

For the past two months, the staff members of Community Hospice Care and Stein Hospice of Tiffin have been working together to make a seamless transition. Stein Hospice will be moving offices and merging with Community Hospice Care. Currently Stein Hospice has an office at 100 Madison St. and ...

Solar energy coming to Carey School District

CAREY — Carey Exempted Village School District is working toward a solar energy project to be located on the school campus. The district will be working with Eitri Foundry and Vaughn Industries on the project, which will be a 1.4-megawatt system of solar panels on 4 acres of land southeast ...

Man arrested when drug-related search warrant executed

FOSTORIA — A man was arrested when execution of a search warrant at his residence yielded marijuana, cocaine, criminal tools, money, a firearm and drug paraphernalia, according to Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit. The task force — with officers from Fostoria Police ...

Green Springs discusses surprise projects

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members discussed a major bridge construction project and a water main project during their meeting Monday night. The Ohio Department of Transportation is in the engineering stages of a project to replace the main culvert between the uptown ...

Clyde-Green Springs football heads to Dayton

CLYDE — Athletic Director Ryan Greenslade led a discussion with the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education Monday about traveling to Dayton to play a football game. With the district now in Division IV in football, it is traveling farther for competition. A game with Belmont Sept. 27 was the ...

Fundraising to aid restoration of Republic town hall

REPUBLIC — Donna Hudacek and her daughter, Sarah, along with Charlene Wilson from the Scipio Republic Area Historical Society, approached Republic council Monday night to announce upcoming fundraising events for the organization. Proceeds go toward restoration of the village’s town ...

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Safety Day upcoming Seneca County Firemen’s Association is to have Safety Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Walmart, 2801 W. SR 18. Tiffin Police Department is to have a bicycle rodeo, and equipment is to be on display. The event is weather-permitting. Celebrate 4th of July with patriotic ...

Blame it on the rain in NR

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council heard that many of their summer projects have been delayed because of all the rain. Plugged catch basins and washouts have become a hazard in several locations. Larger steel plates are to be placed on the washed-out areas. The village has contacted ...

Commissioners to hear updates on facilities, comprehensive plans

The Seneca County commissioners are to meet in work session at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to hear an update on the county’s facilities master plan and to provide feedback on the county’s comprehensive plan. They then are to meet in regular session at 10:30 a.m. for their regular weekly meeting at ...

Woman carried out of burning home by police officer

A woman was carried out of her burning home by a Tiffin Police Department officer early Monday morning. Officer Justin Nowak had been at the police station when a resident of 255 Wentz St. called 911 about 2 a.m. The resident had told the dispatcher she wasn’t able to get out, he ...