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Halloween safety tips from the Ohio State Highway Patrol

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding pedestrians and motorists to be vigilant while communities host their trick-or-treat nights and Halloween festivities, a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol states. “Trick-or-treat is always a fun night for our youth, but they ...

Briefs

Watershed group to meet Wednesday Sandusky River Watershed Coalition Steering Committee is to meet 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bareis 125 at Heidelberg University. On the agenda are recent grants received, new funding opportunities, a 5K recap and beginning 2020 strategic planning. For ...

Bloomville man accused of vehicular assault

A Bloomville man has been accused of assaulting a bicyclist with a vehicle and failing to stop after the accident. Kevin E. Cooper, 53, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; failure to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony; ...

Seneca County’s drug task force assists with search warrant execution

FREMONT — Seneca County’s drug task force helped execute a search warrant at a Fremont residence Monday. It was executed at 1520 North St., Apt. 92, and officers learned that heroin users from Seneca, Sandusky, Ottawa and Wyandot counties had been going to the apartment to purchase ...

Entertainment briefs

TU announces theater season Tiffin University’s TiffinArts Performance season, 2019-20, opens with two impactful theater productions — “Good Kids” and “Spring Awakening.” “Good Kids,” a drama by Naomi Lizuka will be performed Friday through Sunday in the Tiffin University ...

Commissioners hear wind opinions, rural economic development update

Seneca County Commissioners heard comments for and against wind turbines Tuesday during an evening meeting in Bloom Township. The meeting was part of the commissioners’ goal to meet in parts of the county other than their Tiffin office. On the pro side, Anne Fry asked what efforts were ...

Mayor Montz remains committed to Tiffin

Although running unopposed on Nov. 5, Tiffin City Mayor Aaron Montz remains committed to Tiffin. Montz first announced in April his plan to run for re-election in 2019. This will be his third-term as mayor. In his past two terms Montz said he and his administration/team have accomplished a ...

Voters to decide township elections

Voters will be deciding the outcomes of several township elections Tuesday. Adams Township has two people running for fiscal officer — Dawn Hoepf and Joline Humbert. Eden Township also has a fiscal officer race between Julie Vogel and Heather Weinandy. The remaining races are for ...

Briefly

Board of Control to meet The City of Tiffin Board of Control is to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the City Hall Administrative Conference room, 51 E. Market St. The purpose of the meeting is for the bid award for the WPCC Upgrades project and change order for the Miami Street project and final ...

Commissioners to consider accepting property bid

Seneca County Commissioners are to consider accepting a $77,790.31 bid from Great Lakes Community Action Partnership for a Fostoria property during their meeting Thursday. They meet at 10 a.m. at their office, 111 Madison St. The property, at 801 Kirk St., is owned by Seneca County ...

Fostoria man found guilty of felonious assault

A Fostoria man accused of shoving a man from a chair at a bar and breaking his hip was found guilty of a charge Tuesday. Jonathan R. Gribben, 32, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The six-man, six-woman jury returned ...

Attorney general calls for Sandusky County prosecutor’s resignation

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has called for the immediate resignation of Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun. According to a release, there is an anticipated plea agreement following a Bureau of Criminal Investigation inquiry into Braun. “It is my understanding that the grand jury has ...

SCAT gets grant for over $700,000

Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation has received a $724,000 grant from the Ohio Transit Partnership Program through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The money is to fund two buses for a proposed bus transit system in Tiffin and to build a bus storage building in Crawford County for SCAT ...

Lake Erie awareness

Jakob Boehler (center), coordinator of Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, accepts a $1,500 grant from Tim McNutt (left), director of Dominion Energy, and Kendrick Chittock, development officer at Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Grant funds are to be used to promote awareness of the Lake Erie ...

Commissioners to meet in Bloomville this evening

Seneca County commissioners have scheduled an off-site meeting for 7 p.m. today in Bloom Township at the township house, 74 S. Marion St. The meeting is part of the commissioners’ goal to meet in different parts of the county. They plan to consider: • A contract with Rumpke for trash ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Jimmy J. Thompson, 25, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and two counts of trafficking in marijuana, one fourth-degree felony and one fifth-degree felony, according to court records. The grand ...

Man accused of threats against TU charged with protection order violation

A Michigan man accused of making threats against Tiffin University was served an additional charge Monday after allegedly contacting an alleged victim, according to Tiffin Police Department and court records. Reginald A. Morrissette Jr., 27, of Detroit, had been charged with inducing panic, a ...

Trial starts for man accused of assault

The trial for a Fostoria man accused of shoving a man from a chair at a bar and breaking his hip started in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Monday morning. Jonathan R. Gribben, 32, had been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a charge of felonious ...

Tiffin’s trick-or-treat

Five-year-old Ivy Porter-Hoy (center) heads to get treats with her stepdad, Scott Heimrich, and mother, Jessica Heimrich, Sunday evening. Grayson Bollen, 18 months, also participates in Tiffin’s trick-or-treat. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Museum mascot gets its name

Members of the Seneca County Museum’s Education Committee present the museum’s famous four-legged duckling with its first official name, “Duckie McQuacker,” submitted by Marlie Goshe of New Riegel School during a naming contest. The committee said they received more than 130 name ...