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Unemployment rates continue to increase

Many counties including Seneca have seen an increase in unemployment rates from June to July, according to the civilian labor force estimates from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The county’s jobless rate was 4.5% in July, compared to 4% in June. The rate was 4.6% in July ...

Operations continue at Wyandot County Humane Society

UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County Humane Society has been continuing daily operations as it works to serve dogs found in a SR 53 facility. It is one of the few shelters in Ohio that doesn’t turn people away, said Lynda Balz, who has served as the director of Wyandot County Humane Society for ...

Ready to defend

Calvert volleyball coach Lori Rombach talks to her players after they opened their home slate by defeating Danbury in three sets Tuesday in Tiffin. The Senecas won the Division IV state championship last season.

Play time

Dogs play in the city’s pool at Hedges-Boyer Park during Dawg Dayz Dive In on Tuesday evening. There is to be another session offered 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $5 per dog, with the proceeds supporting Tiffin Bark Park. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Commissioners to discuss electric vehicle charging stations

Seneca County commissioners are to continue a discussion started at least week’s meeting of a grant opportunity to provide electric vehicle charging stations in the county. They meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at their office, 111 Madison St. The grant idea was presented by Seneca Regional ...

New proposed license ordinance in New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL — The New Riegel Village Council opened the Tuesday night meeting hearing questions from two citizens about the proposed ordinance banning unlicensed vehicles and trailers on residential property. All questions were answered by Mayor Larry Bouillon and Village Solicitor Richard ...

Georgia man hurt in semi rollover

A Georgia man was hurt when the semi he was driving rolled on CR 21 at TR 138 on Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Kent Jeffries of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Kanome Demond Macintosh, 21, was driving a semi and flat-bed trailer south on CR 21. The semi drifted off the right side of ...

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TU to welcome first-year students at annual convocation Incoming first-year students will be formally welcomed at Tiffin University’s annual convocation at 2:15 p.m. Friday in the Heminger Center. Convocation is an opportunity for students to meet new friends and become oriented to the ...

Lakota athletics receives $25,000 donation

The Lakota High School sports season is not yet in full swing, but the Raiders have already scored big. The Board of Education approved a $25,000 donation from Charles, Chris, and Mary (Baldwin) Knight from the Knight-Baldwin Charitable Fund. The sum is intended for the Lakota Athletic ...

City Council hears project updates

Tiffin City Council heard from representatives on two projects Monday evening. City Eingineer Matt Watson updated council on the Storm Water Management program. The program includes six parts — public education and outreach, public participation illicit discharge detection and elimination, ...

Republic Wind hearing scheduled for Sept. 12

COLUMBUS — Ohio Power Siting Board has rescheduled hearings regarding Republic Wind LLC’s application to construct a wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties for 3-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Tiffin University’s Marion Center, 235 Miami St. The purpose of the local public hearing is to allow ...

Seneca East honors local business

The Seneca East Board of Education recognized a local business for its strong support of the school system during their meeting Monday night. Casey Enders of Choice Lawn Care was presented with the Ohio School Boards Association Business Honor Roll Award for the continued support and generous ...

Three hurt in accident at CR 30, TR 72

Three people were hurt in an accident at CR 30 and TR 72 Monday evening. Trooper Mark Sorg of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Colin M. Zelms, 17, of Fremont, was driving a 2003 Honda Civic south on TR 72, and Christian-Todd K. Schmitz, 20, of Clyde, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet ...

Man in accident remained hospitalized Monday

A Fremont man flown by Life Flight from the scene of an accident on TR 122 Sunday night remained hospitalized Monday. Franklin Reinbolt, 36, had been taken to Cleveland MetroHealth. He still was there Monday, said Deputy Misty Wheeler of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. About 8:30 p.m. ...

Back to school in Republic

REPUBLIC — Republic Mayor Jeff Larick noted that all low branches over sidewalks and near intersections need to be trimmed with the start of school Wednesday at Seneca East. If school bus drivers notice any problems with blocked vision, they should contact the village. Police Chief Don ...

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Tickets on sale for concert at The Ritz Harold J. Fraley Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a concert at The Ritz Theatre. Slippery When Wet, a tribute to Bon Jovi, is to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at The Ritz Theatre's box ...

Tiffin celebrates dedication of National Corner

Andrew Kalnow enjoys a moment in the sun right after running through downtown Tiffin’s new splash pad accompanied by children Sunday afternoon after the dedication of National Corner at the East Green. The afternoon featured a ribbon cutting, short speeches by Kalnow and other dignitaries, ...

Tiffin native to compete for US in world competition

A Tiffin native is to represent the United States this week during the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia. Dylan Wertz is to compete in the car painting competition, which will take place Aug. 22-27. He is a 2017 graduate of Columbian High School and Sentinel Career and Technology ...

Town Hall Trot

Smiling participants take off at the starting line in the first Town Hall 5K Trot at Republic Town Hall Saturday morning. Hosted by the Scipio Republic Area Historical Society, all proceeds from the 5K run and walk are to go towards restoring Republic’s town hall.

Paddling for (non)profits

Madison Street Tavern’s craft (left) and Kate’s Craft are piloted for position by rowers in the first race of the day at the third annual Tiffin Elks Regatta at Bel-Mar Boat Landing in Tiffin Sunday afternoon. Groups from the area built boats made with nothing more than plywood, duct tape ...