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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 ...

Matt’s Ride to Recovery Benefit

CLYDE — Clyde Fire Department and “Matt’s Ride to Recovery Team” are hosting an event to benefit a Clyde firefighter Saturday. The proceeds from the “Matt’s Ride to Recovery” benefit are to go to Matt Davenport, a member of the Clyde Fire Department. According to the Matt’s ...

Community Calendar

Events & Activities Today All-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon, Green Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 120 Catherine S., Green Springs. $7 adults, $4 children. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, Tiffin Eagles. 68 Riverside Dr. $7 “Heathers The ...

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FPD investigating possible overdose FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Police Department was investigating a possible overdose Friday night. According to a report, at 10:19 p.m., a person requested EMS for a possible overdose at 300 E. Tiffin St. Officer Brett Bethel of Fostoria Police Department ...

Teddy bear toss

PHOTO BY JONATHON BIRD Old Fort students pick up teddy bears tossed on the basketball court during halftime of the boys basketball game against Calvert in Old Fort Friday. The bears collected during the event, planned by Teen Leadership Corp., will benefit children in Seneca and Sandusky ...

Accident critically injures Bellevue man

A Bellevue man was critically injured in an accident at US 224 and SR 67 Friday morning. A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said a deputy came across the accident about 6:30 a.m., and State Highway Patrol, Scipio-Republic Fire Department, Republic EMS, Bloomville EMS and the ...

OPSB resets Republic Wind public hearing for May 14

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Power Siting Board has rescheduled hearings regarding Republic Wind LLC’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Seneca and Sandusky counties for 5-9:30 p.m. May 14 at Bellevue High School cafeteria, 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue. The ...

Cheering their hearts out

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Hopewell-Loudon mini cheerleaders perform during the junior varsity boys basketball game between the Chieftains and McComb in Bascom Friday evening. McComb won the varsity game, 57-45. For complete coverage, see Page 1B. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Officers search for man with warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Tiffin Police Deparment searched for a Tiffin man Thursday afternoon who was under indictment by a Seneca County grand jury. Terry L. O’Leary, 35, of Tiffin, was served an indictment for a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree ...

Lawsuit: Woman’s hair torn from head

Fremont residents have filed a lawsuit alleging a woman’s hair was torn off her head while working in a Tiffin plant. Attorneys for Lisa and Allen Ackerman filed the lawsuit in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Thursday against Dorel Home Furnishings Inc., which formerly was known as ...

Ohio Wildlife Council receives 2019-20 deer hunting proposals

COLUMBUS — Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals for Ohio’s 2019-20 white-tailed deer hunting season dates and bag limits at its Wednesday meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Proposed season dates are nearly identical to previous seasons, the release said. They ...

Attica council hires fiscal officer

ATTICA — Attica Village Council members Thursday night hired Michelle Gullet as the village’s new part-time fiscal officer. Her first day on the job was Feb. 6 and her salary was set at $16,500 annually, with an increase to $17,000 after a six-month period. She has been working with ...

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Mohawk board to meet Monday The Mohawk Board of Education is to have a special meeting for the purpose of discussing the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent at 4 p.m. Monday in the Mohawk Community Center. This meeting is to be executive session only and ...

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Man sentenced to prison A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom. Dalvon R. Coffey, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in cocaine, one fourth-degree felony and one fifth-degree felony, court records ...