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Commissioners updated on city school building plans

Gary Barber, superintendent of Tiffin City Schools, provided the Seneca County Commissioners with an overview of the school district’s plans for two school buildings during their meeting Thursday. Barber said the district plans to be on the March ballot asking voters for a 5.52-mill bond ...

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Information sought Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine has received notice of a hearing for Douglas W. Bonham, case No. 9124, for murder and aggravated burglary. The hearing is set for January. Information and recommendations can be sent to Parole Board, Adult Parole Authority, 4545 ...

Community Calendar, Nov. 1

Events & Activities Friday Anime Club, 3-5 p.m., Clyde Public Library, 222 W. Buckeye St., Clyde. Activities and snacks. Call Angela, (419) 547-7174. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Somerset Reception Center, 382 S. Huron St., Seneca County Commission on Aging. Menu: walleye, ...

Third annual Salute to our Veterans Country Night to rock Meadowbrook Park

The third annual Salute to our Veterans Country Night fundraiser is to be Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 S. Tiffin St., Bascom. This year’s lineup includes two local acts, acoustic songwriter Luke Rausch from Findlay and the Eric Sowers Band from Sycamore. The ...

Republic Wind legal hearing set for Monday

The legal hearing for the Republic Wind project is scheduled for Monday in Columbus. The hearing — called an adjudicatory hearing — is to take place at 10 a.m. at the office of the Public Utilities Commission, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus. It is the formal process of ...

Preschool teacher accused of being intoxicated, having alcohol at school

A teacher in North Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s preschool program was accused of being intoxicated and having alcohol at school. Heather Holben, 49, of Tiffin, has been charged with child endangerment, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court ...

Two candidates vie for Second Ward council seat

Voters on Nov. 5 will have the choice between two candidates for the Tiffin City Council Second Ward seat. Ken Jones is a Tiffin native, having graduated from Columbian High School in 1967 and Tiffin University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He has been married to ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...