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Historical portrayal planned for Civil War roundtable

Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate spy, will be portrayed by Raylene Hlavaty at 4 p.m. Sunday during the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin at T.J. Willie’s. Dinner follows at 5 pm. Hlavaty of central Ohio reenacts several Civil War characters in full characterization and ...

Man flown from TR 122 accident

A Fremont man was flown from the scene of an accident on TR 122 Sunday night. A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Franklin Reinbolt, 36, was driving a 2001 GMC. Deputy Misty Wheeler said the vehicle left the road and drove in a field. She said she did not know why he lost ...

Rescue crews assist boaters

Rescue crews responded to two people and a pontoon boat on Sandusky River on Sunday night. The incident originally was reported as a boat with two occupants who couldn’t get to land, according to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Chief Chris Daniel of Bascom Joint Fire District ...

Part of tree falls on house, garage on Virginia Avenue

Part of a tree fell on a house and garage during a thunderstorm Sunday morning. Part of the tree from the rear of 68 Virginia Ave. fell onto the house and detached garage at 64 Virginia Ave. Capt. Chad Corfman of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division said he didn’t know what brought down the tree ...

Fostoria Heritage Day

A 1918 model automobile manufactured by the Allen Motor Car Co. in Fostoria was parked outside of the Fostoria Historical Museum, 123 W. North St., Saturday in celebration of Fostoria Heritage Day. There were three small-scale automobile manufacturers in Fostoria before mass production took ...

TU a cappella group to perform in England, Italy

Tiffin University’s a cappella ensemble — Up in the Air — is to leave today for a one-week European tour, which will include performances in England and Italy. Up in the Air will be giving two concerts in London, and also performing at the Vocalmente A Cappella Festival in Fossano, ...

Bill Auxter shares information on starting a business

Bill Auxter estimates he has provided confidential, one-on-one business counseling to more than 2,500 people over the past 22 years — very likely more. He said an average of 125-150 people interested in starting or expanding a business pass through his office doors each year at the Small ...

First phase of Tiffin Drive-In neon sign restoration is complete

Phase A of the project to restore the Tiffin Drive-In’s neon sign is now complete, and the finished portion of the new neon sign can be seen glowing after dusk in the same SR 53 location it stood at more than 50 years ago. Current Tiffin Drive-In owners Rodney and Donna Saunders wished to ...

College educator, counselor seeking TCS Board of Education seat

An assistant professor of counseling at Heidelberg University is seeking a seat on the Tiffin City School District Board of Education this November. Dr. Meagan McBride has a background in both education and mental health. McBride, or “Dr. Meagan” as she is known in the community, ...

Several people indicted

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Brandon M. Gessinger, 27, of Tiffin, was charged with failure to periodically verify residence address, a third-degree felony, according to court records. Kristina M. Boenisch, 25, of Helena, was charged with failure to comply with ...

Lawsuit filed against Bascom business

A Findlay man has named a Bascom business in a lawsuit filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Travis Tiell against Deborah Tiell and Kit Tiell, members of Tiell FG Enterprises LLC, and Tiell FG Enterprises LLC of Bascom, according to court records. It ...

Lawsuit filed against Good Shepherd Home

A lawsuit has been been filed on behalf of a Good Shepherd Home resident after she was assaulted in her residence there, according to Seneca County Common Pleas Court records. Around 6:30 a.m. June 2, Noel Glenn Sims II entered the premises’ main entrance, according to the lawsuit. Sims ...

Coming this fall, scarecrows in Seneca County

The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services are asking businesses and organizations to participate in the Fall in Love with Seneca County’s Open Houses Oct. 12. The event is open to businesses in Seneca County and some that ...

Income tax discussions in Attica

Attica council members discussed the 1% income tax Thursday night that council may enact without going to the electorate. Resident Lynn Love asked, “Has a committee been formed to discuss the income tax and make recommendations?” Councilmen are divided on the issue. Councilman George ...

Daytime splashes, nighttime color and a secluded garden downtown

National Corner at East Market and Jefferson streets is to be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and last-minute changes were made this week leading up to the main event. One of the park’s features, a secluded garden, received its final addition of a lush, grassy entry, said Andrew ...

Commissioners vote to oppose wind turbines

Seneca County commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to formally oppose construction of wind turbine projects in the county. They voted to “withdraw all previous support of the Seneca Wind, Republic Wind or any proposed wind turbine projects to the maximum extent allowed by ...

Taking time to appreciate the good things

On a Tiffin Police Department sergeant’s last day on the job Thursday, he took a moment to stop what he was doing and watch an eagle flying down the river. A couple of turtles were sunbathing in the river. A lot of times when people are working, says Sgt. Bryan Bryant, they are so busy in ...

Are electric vehicle charging stations in the county’s future?

Seneca County commissioners heard a proposal from AEP to provide a $150,000 incentive for installing electric vehicle charging stations. Charlene Watkins, executive director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission, introduced the idea to the commissioners after researching the idea. The ...

Kicking it

Shane Hohman (from left), Zach Hinckman and Kyle Klinski, all members of Clyde’s soccer team, kick the ball around at the stadium Thursday afternoon. To view more photos of this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Commissioners hear possibility of request for CR 31 vacation

The subject of potentially vacating CR 31 between TR 170 and TR 158 was introduced to the Seneca County commissioners Tuesday by Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman. He said Carmeuse Lime & Stone, of Bettsville, has purchased land on both sides of CR 31 and is thinking about requesting ...