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Bellevue man sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison

A Bellevue man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to two charges Friday morning. Sean S. Rogers, 32, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, a third-degree felony, and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas ...

County seeking donors for Christmas lights

Seneca County commissioners are taking donations for Christmas lights and decorations for the Justice Center area of Downtown Tiffin. At their meeting Thursday, they approved sending a request to the National Machinery Foundation for $4,000 toward the $19,000 project to be added to about ...

Community foundation’s YAC learns about community

"What do a church, a library and a private philanthropist have in common?" That is the question Tiffin Community Foundation asked its new 2019-20 Youth Advisory Council members Thursday. Twelve junior and senior students from local high schools make up YAC. For the last nine years, the ...

Fall in Love with Seneca County’s open houses today

A number of Seneca County's businesses are hosting open houses and showing off their fall flair with personally crafted scarecrows in celebration of the Fall in Love with Seneca County's Open Houses event today. A list of registered businesses taking part in today's open house event are as ...

Manufacturing showcase

Area high school freshmen spent the day Friday exploring manufacturing career opportunities during the fourth annual Seneca County Manufacturing Showcase at Tiffin University's Heminger Center. About 650 freshmen from nine schools - Columbian, Mohawk, Bridges Community Academy, Old Fort, Seneca ...

’Berg students carve out time for kids

The Excelsior Men's Society and the Euglossian Society at Heidelberg University hosted a pumpkin-carving event for children of the Tiffin Teen Center and the SMYL program Thursday evening.

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and more than 268,000 women are expected to be diagnosed ...

Suicide survivor: Don’t silence pain

A man who tried to take his life says he wishes he knew on the rail that his thoughts didn’t have to become his actions. Kevin Hines, author of “Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt,” spoke at Tiffin University’s Marion Center on Thursday evening for ...

Briefly, Oct. 11

Tiffin woman sentenced to prison A Tiffin woman was sentenced to two years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Amber R. Schaade, 35, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to four counts of trafficking in cocaine, all ...

sPower refiles Seneca Wind project

sPower refiled its Seneca Wind 212-megawatt wind turbine project this week with the Ohio Power Siting Board and announced a pre-application public meeting 3-6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Attica Fairgrounds. In a pre-application notification letter to OPSB Monday, the company outlined a plan similar to the ...

Sycamore council takes care of business

SYCAMORE — Don Fillmore addressed council during Tuesday night’s Sycamore Village Council meeting to voice his displeasure about large trucks used to cut trees that he says damaged his property. Mayor Vicki Weininger told Fillmore the village had other projects the trucks were being used ...

In the river

Gillian Duer (foreground) and David Myers, Heidelberg University students in a field biology class, wade in Sandusky River at Schekelhoff Park on Thursday afternoon. Students in the class had been looking at fish, water chemistry and the health of the river; measuring phosphate and nitrate; and ...

Commissioners clarify county stance on wind

Seneca County commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to send two letters clarifying the county’s position on issues related to the proposed Seneca Wind project. One letter, written to the Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus, clarified the commissioners’ intentions when they ...

Briefly, Oct. 12, 2019

Two Mercy Health hospitals among the 'Best Places to Work' Mercy Health announced that two hospitals have been named "Best Places to Work" by Modern Healthcare. Mercy Health - Willard Hospital has been ranked No. 5 and Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital has been ranked No. 48 among healthcare ...

Justice Sharon Kennedy urges students to reach higher

Where a young lady saw ceilings, others saw opportunities. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy visited Tiffin and Seneca East High School Wednesday. During a breakfast with Tiffin University students and staff, Kennedy said she has new goals and said she won’t be in the same place in ...

22 mrkt opens in Downtown Tiffin

Officially opening its doors during the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, 22 mrkt is the newest store in Downtown Tiffin, focusing on hard-to-find treasurers and items that previously have not been offered in the local market, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic ...

Property search

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Tiffin Police Department and Tiffin Fire Rescue Division vehicles are parked along Frost Parkway on Wednesday evening. Tiffin Fire Rescue Division personnel searched Sandusky River for stolen property for a pending case. Officers believe the property was thrown in the ...

TU students glam up Elmwood residents

Tiffin University students spent time with residents at the Elmwood Assisted Living facility Tuesday afternoon for a tea and pizza party. The visit was part of the GlamourGals chapter at TU, which was co-founded by junior Jena Huffman. Huffman, of Tiffin, is pursuing a degree in exercise ...

New commercial center opening downtown

A building in Tiffin’s Historic Downtown is undergoing a cosmetic renovation to provide opportunities for unique micro-retail and office spaces, according to a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. Releve Barre Studio has been announced as the first business in “131 ...

County park board approves rental rates, new job descriptions

Seneca County Park District’s board approved a rental fee schedule and job descriptions for two new positions at its meeting Tuesday. Executive Director Sarah Betts said the district will start advertising for a naturalist and assistant nature preserve manager this fall and hopes to have ...