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SCPD board approves pandemic policy

Seneca County Park District’s board approved a policy related to pandemics and similar emergencies at a special meeting Tuesday. The board met via Zoom online meeting service. Before the vote, board member Lee Martin asked if the wording of the resolution left Executive Director Sarah ...

Tiffin Childcare Center earns star

The Tiffin Seneca Childcare Center recently earned a prestigious honor for their program — a 5 Start Step Up to Quality rating. The Tiffin Seneca Child Care Center was first established in September 1971 for preschool children of employed parents and adult students. The center has been ...

Calvert to stream mass

Calvert Catholic Schools will stream mass live at 11:30 a.m. today. Join Calvert in prayer and worship.

TU to host virtual forensic psychology open house

Tiffin University is to host a “Virtual Forensic Psychology” open house from 1-3 p.m. on April 15. The virtual open house provides prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about the master of science in criminal justice, with a concentration in forensic psychology program. ...

AEP Ohio alerts customers to scams in midst of pandemic

GAHANNA – In the wake of COVID-19, AEP Ohio has alerted customers they need to be prepared for an uptick in scam attempts, according to a release from AEP Ohio. This is a particularly vulnerable time for many people including senior citizens, low-income residents and understaffed small ...

Aqua Ohio warns residents to keep plumbing in order during crisis

As homeowners are spending more time at home social distancing, Aqua Ohio alerts resident to keep plumbing and other utilities in working order to prevent wastewater overflows and backups, according to a release from Aqua Ohio. Aqua Ohio has offered some important consumer tips to help keep ...

85-year-old is first COVID-19 death in Seneca County

Seneca County General Health District Monday reported an 85-year-old woman was the first county fatality from COVID-19. Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer said the woman had been hospitalized, and her case had been reported to the health department by the hospital when it was identified. ...

ODH reports 39 COVID-19 deaths statewide

The death toll increased by 10 people Monday, bringing the official total to 39 people in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health website. Total confirmed cases increased to 1,933 Monday, up 280 from 1,653 on Sunday and 1,406 Saturday, On March 18, the official total was 88 cases in ...

Primary Election to be finished through the mail

The remainder of this year’s Primary Election will be carried out through the mail through April 28. Jim Ehrman, director of Seneca County Board of Elections, said there will not be in-person voting for the Primary Election. Hopefully, he said, there would be in-person voting for the ...

Local Kiwanis organizations challenge community to match donations

The local Kiwanis organizations are challenging the Seneca County community to help in matching their donations to First Call For Help. Through this unprecedented time, the Kiwanis Club of Tiffin and Tiffin Kiwanis Foundation are donating $1,000 each to First Call For Help, a Tiffin-Seneca ...

Extension of tax filing deadline, City of Tiffin

The Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 197, which is extending the deadline to file state, school district and municipal tax returns to July 15. For residents of the City of Tiffin, the filing deadline for tax returns is extended to July 15 without penalty. The deadline is also extended ...

Easter bake sale postponed

Father Paul Volunteer Bakery Easter bake sale set for April 3-4 at the Shrine Cafeteria in Carey has been postponed. A new date will be announced when group restrictions are lifted.

Tiffin Community Foundation announces emergency fund

In response to COVID-19, the Tiffin Community Foundation has established an Emergency Fund to aid nonprofit organizations located within Tiffin and Seneca County, a release from the Tiffin Community Foundation states. Grants from the established fund will be selective, modest grants used to ...

Recorder’s office sets up temporary terminal for title searches

Seneca County Recorder Mike Dell has enacted temporary arrangements for title searches to be conducted while the office is closed. All documents in the recorder’s office have been imaged and are available to be printed from a public terminal. Until further notice, one public terminal is ...

Spiegel Grove officially an arboretum, temporarily closed

FREMONT — With its more than 1,700 trees, Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, has been designated as an arboretum. Spiegel Grove will be listed on a database of the world’s arboreta and gardens, making it easier to find and more visible to those ...

State COVID-19 cases increase by 500 over the weekend

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased to 1,653 on Sunday, a jump of 516 cases from Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health website. Saturday’s total case number was 1,406. Since last Sunday, confirmed cases have increased by 1,300. Seneca County cases remain at two. In ...

Flash flood watch, flood warning issued

The area had a flash flood watch, flood warning and wind advisory over the weekend. The flash flood watch had been issued by National Weather Service until noon Sunday and the flood warning was issued 1-11 p.m. Sunday for Sandusky River at Tiffin. The river was at 8.35 feet at 7:45 a.m. ...