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Grand jury hands up indictments

Several people were indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Nicholas C. Lacourse, 29, was charged with failure to provide notice of residence address change and failure to periodically verify residence address, first-degree felonies, court records state. He was indicted Jan. 23 and was ...

Incarcerated Toledo man indicted on additional charges

A Toledo man already serving a prison term of more than 15 years appeared before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley on additional charges Thursday afternoon. Lamar L. Cartlidge, 39, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on charges of corrupting another with drugs, a ...

Fostoria man accused of trafficking cocaine

A Fostoria man has been accused of trafficking cocaine seven times from June through August. Marques A. Smith, 25, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in December and was served the indictment Wednesday afternoon by a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Smith was charged with ...

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‘Deer problem’ on agenda An Economic Development & Downtown Planning Committee meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Tiffin City Council committee meeting room to discuss the deer problem and any other business that may come before it. State’s high court won’t hear appeal ...

Deputy heads into retirement

A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office deputy is heading into retirement. Today is Deputy Denny Wilkinson’s last day on the job after serving as a deputy full time for 19 years. He said he is six months shy of 31 years in the retirement system. Wilkinson said that if anything happens to an ...

City council hears more support and opposition on DORA

Members of the public showed up at the Tiffin City Council meeting Tuesday night to speak again on the possibility of the creation of a downtown outdoor refresment area in downtown Tiffin. Multiple members of the public spoke during the open oral communications section of the meeting. Nancy ...

Tiffin University equestrian team earns award

The Tiffin University equestrian team received the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award from Tiffin’s Parks and Recreation Department at the Tiffin City Council meeting Tuesday. Parks and Recreation Director Bryce Kuhn was on hand to present the team with the plaque and share some of the ...

US 224 accident

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division personnel work at the scene of an accident on US 224, near SR 18, Tuesday afternoon. Officer Gary McClure of Tiffin Police Department said a girl was taken by Tiffin Fire Rescue Division to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital, and her injuries were not life-threatening. ...

Seeking to raise addiction awareness

A woman who celebrated 10 months of sobriety Friday says she is proud of where she is today, and it is important to love people where they are in life. “I have normal everyday problems. The only thing that’s different today is I actually handle my problems as they come. … My worst day ...

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Tiffin man charged with breaking and entering A Tiffin man was charged in connection to an incident at Mad River Antiques five years ago. According to Tiffin Police Department, Daniel J. Jordan, 32, of Tiffin, was charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. He was being held ...

Brown pushes to expand scale and scope of Earned Income Tax Credit

TOLEDO – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited a volunteer tax preparation site Tuesday in Toledo as he outlined legislation that would compensate for decades of rising costs and stagnant wages. Brown’s bill would: • Roughly double the Earned Income Tax Credit for working ...

Yost seeking to recover nearly $16M in prescription overcharges

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Tuesday initiated an effort to recover overcharges to the state for the cost of prescription drugs negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers, beginning the process to collect nearly $16 million on behalf of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...

Man rolls vehicle avoiding collision

BETTSVILLE — A man was hurt when his vehicle rolled while avoiding a collision on West SR 12, west of Bettsville, Monday evening. Trooper Richard Donovan of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Cassandra Mays, 30, of Kentucky, was driving a 2005 Nissan. Jason Smith, 42, of Fostoria, ...

Local students qualify for state SkillsUSA

FREMONT — Vanguard Sentinel Career & Technology Centers report that 64 students have qualified to advance to the SkillsUSA Ohio competition set for April 15-17 in Columbus by placing first, second or third in their skill competitions. A delegation of 130 students and staff members ...

Republic given funds for playground fence

REPUBLIC — Republic Mayor Jeff Larick announced Monday evening that the village received $2,500 from the Robert Teach Fund through The Tiffin Charitable Foundation for fencing around the Community Park playground. Council members further discussed park improvements. New dugouts are being ...

Green Springs Council receives update on street, drainage efforts

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members heard updates regarding street and drainage improvements in the village during their meeting Monday night. Village Administrator John Miller and Fiscal Officer Amanda Salinas said the village would be able to complete one more major street ...

‘Everything was fine’

Alec Van Beveren's loved ones say he is happy, smiley, charming and lovable. The 21-year-old who basically is in a 4-month-old state has taught his mother, Amy Laird, patience. She said that some days, it’s hard — physically and emotionally — to raise him in his condition. “She makes ...

Police investigating Fostoria robbery report

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Police Department was investigating a robbery Sunday. Police responded to a report of a robbery at Circle K, 551 E. Lytle St., early Sunday morning, according to a Fostoria Police Department report. At 3:42 a.m., a woman at Circle K reported she was robbed at gunpoint, ...

Injured H-L senior makes ceremonial basket before game

BASCOM — A Hopewell-Loudon senior basketball player who has missed the entire regular season due to his third ACL injury says basketball always has been more than just a sport. It’s a passion, said Jake Simonis, a 6-foot Chieftain. In a ceremonial tip-off before Saturday’s game ...

Woman injured in accident

A woman was injured in an accident at Teakwood Drive and Beechwood Drive early Saturday morning. Sgt. Jake DeMonte of Tiffin Police Department said Julie E. Sanchez, 22, of Tiffin, was traveling east on Beechwood Drive in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and Daniel Phillips, 33, of Tiffin, was ...