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ABR reviews applications for Facade Enhancement Grant

Three applications were considered during the Architectural Board of Review meeting Tuesday for the Facade Enhancement Grant program. All three projects were approved by the board with a unanimous vote with grant amounts to be determined. The projects included the building at 210 S. ...

Fourth Ward Council seat filled by Perry

The Republican Central & Executive Committee met to fill the Fourth Ward Council seat Tuesday evening, voting to reappoint Daniel Perry Perry has served as the Fourth Ward Councilman since the death of Council President Mark Hayes, which resulted in a vacancy left by Rich Focht being ...

Fostoria City Council OKs NOPEC

NOPEC is a go for Fostoria. City council passed a pair of ordinances on Tuesday night to join the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council’s electricity aggregation program and adopt a plan of operation. The city, which is also in NOPEC’s gas aggregation program, is embarking for the first ...

Seneca EMS to update commissioners

Seneca County Emergency Services Director Ken Majors is to present the 2019 EMS annual report to the Seneca County Commissioners during their meeting Thursday. They meet at 10 a.m. at their office, 111 Madison St. Also, Seneca Conservation District Team Leader Beth Diesch is to discuss the ...

Briefly

Possible overdose reported A possible overdose was reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon. About 4:50 p.m., a person reported a 46-year-old man possibly was overdosing at 3027 S. US 23, No. 5, according to a sheriff’s office report. NBS EMS District, NBS Joint ...

Tiffin man sentenced to 3 years in prison for robbery at Walmart

A Tiffin man accused of pushing down a Walmart employee pleaded guilty to a robbery charge Tuesday. Ronald H. Cyb, 46, had been charged with robbery, a second-degree felony. He pleaded guilty to a lesser-included offense of robbery, a third-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County ...

Tiffin man who admits public indecency sentenced to jail, community control

A Tiffin man who pleaded guilty to a public indecency charge was sentenced to 60 days in Seneca County Jail and three years of community control Tuesday. Timothy E. Wurm, 56, had pleaded guilty to a charge of public indecency, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common ...

Carey man sentenced to prison for drug-related crime

A Carey man was sentenced to eight months in prison after admitting a drug-related crime Tuesday. Melvin P. Hook III, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s ...

Man admits failing to notify of address change

A Tiffin man admitted Tuesday he failed to notify of an address change. Jacob R. Render, 23, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to notify of change of address, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. The case is ...

Man accused of threats against TU found incompetent to stand trial

A Michigan man accused of making threats against Tiffin University was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday. Reginald A. Morrissette Jr., 27, of Detroit, was charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony; making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony; and three counts of ...

Living in great days

People are living in great days, a speaker says. Jason Daniels, an author, speaker and consultant for philanthropy and management from Perrysburg, delivered, “What would Martin Luther King, Jr. Say Today?” during the community celebration Monday evening at Faith United Methodist ...

Celebrating MLK

Heidelberg University School of Music and Theatre students Taylor Williams (from left), Madison Swyers, Austin Buckhalter, Elayna Brock and Elias Rousculp participate in reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” Monday during the university’s MLK Day On! ...

Pellet stove smolders, fills home with smoke

NEW RIEGEL — Firefighters from two departments assisted occupants of a Big Spring Township home early Monday morning. About 4:35 a.m., a person reported smoke on the bottom floor of the house at 8828 W. CR 10. NBS Joint Fire District, NBS EMS District, Bascom Joint Fire District, Bascom ...

Tiffin University to exhibit paintings of historical figures

Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery, in partnership with the Diversity Celebrations Council, is to host an art exhibit featuring paintings of historical figures. The gallery is to present an open reception from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday of the exhibition “Movers & Shakers,” paintings by ...

Calvert and others to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

The week of Jan. 27, Calvert Catholic Schools and other Catholic education institutions will be celebrating Catholic Schools education during National Catholic Schools Week activities. The theme this year is “Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed.” “We are excited to celebrate Catholic ...

Old Fort Banking Company employees acquire larger stake in bank

The Old Fort Banking Company is pleased to announce it has increased its Employee Stock Ownership and 401(k) Plan to approximately 63%, after a recent application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to retain shares and acquire additional shares, according to a release from The Old Fort ...

Snow in the park

Snow clings to the ground at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin on Saturday afternoon. The area no longer was under a winter weather advisory and Level 1 snow emergency Sunday.

T-SPL’s homebound deliveries program

Did you know that the library could come to you? As part of the library’s mission, we strive to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs to all who live, work or go to school in Seneca County. This includes those requiring special services like the handicapped, the ...

State Rep. Riedel makes a stop at Mohawk

SYCAMORE — State Rep. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) spoke with Mohawk High School students Friday afternoon, encouraging them to dream big. Riedel, who is from the Attica area in Seneca County, is currently serving his second term as state representative to the 82nd Ohio House District, which ...

Winter weather advisory issued

National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory starting at 7 p.m. Friday, and the advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. today.The weather service was predicting a low pressure system would move northeast through the central Great Lakes today.The weather service’s website states ...