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Deputy, Fostoria woman injured in accident

FOSTORIA — A Seneca County Sheriff's Office deputy and Fostoria woman were injured in an accident at North Union and West Culbertson streets Thursday evening. According to a Fostoria Police Department release, at about 5:12 pm, a pursuit was initiated during a traffic stop involving Seneca ...

Calvert superintendent plans to retire

Calvert’s superintendent and high school principal, Michael Kaucher, has announced his plan to retire at the end of his current contract June 30, according to a release from the Calvert Catholic School Board. The Calvert School Board has created a search committee for its next ...

Drug-related search warrant executed in Bloomville

BLOOMVILLE — Law enforcement officials executed a drug-related search warrant in Bloomville Thursday as part of an investigation into a methamphetamine ring stemming from Akron. Seneca County Drug Task Force - METRICH Enforcement Unit, with additional officers and agents from Sandusky ...

Daily Log

Tiffin reports * Bader A. Almutairi, 24, of Tiffin, was charged with theft Thursday. * An employee of Walmart, 2801 W. SR 18, reported a theft early Thursday morning. County reports * A 4000-block East CR 6 woman reported her daughter charged $200 to her debit card without permission ...

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Tiffin man sentenced to prison A Tiffin man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley's courtroom. Joshua A. Reedy, 28, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to two counts of failure to provide notice of residence address ...

Community Calendar

Events & Activities Today Family Storytime, 10 a.m., Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., Frost Kalnow Room. Stories, songs, rhymes and more for the entire family. Registration not required. For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit ...

Health department evaluating options to resolve landfill issues

Editor's note: This news release from the Seneca County General Health District explains the issues at Sunny Farms Landfill and invites the public to a public forum to learn more.We recognize that there is an odor problem at Sunny Farms Landfill and this press release is designed to help ...

Public forum on landfill odor issues set

Seneca County General Health District has scheduled a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday to inform people about the issues at Sunny Farm Landfill and measures being taken to address odor problems. The meeting is to take place at the Performing Arts Center of Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, ...

Seneca anti-wind group opens office

Seneca Anti-Wind Union opened its office downtown in the Laird Arcade Tuesday afternoon. The office is to serve as a central location where people can find information about proposed wind turbine projects in Seneca County. Although days and hours still are to be determined, the office is to ...

FSA office to be open Thursday for services

The local Farm Service Agency office is to reopen Thursday to provide additional administrative services to farmers during the lapse in federal funding, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Included in the increased services is signup for the Market ...

Man admits sex-related crimes involving 11-year-old girl

A Tiffin man accused of sex-related crimes involving an 11-year-old girl pleaded guilty to charges during a hearing before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Tuesday morning. James W. Kizer IV, 42, pleaded guilty two counts of attempted rape, both special felonies; one ...

Garage, three vehicles destroyed in fire

Three vehicles and a garage were destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. The fire that destroyed the unattached two-car garage at 154 Wentz St. was reported about 10 a.m., and personnel from Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department, Tiffin Police Department and ...

One hurt in accident in Bascom

BASCOM — A person was hurt in an accident involving a semi and car on SR 18 at SR 635 Tuesday afternoon. Trooper Donald Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said a Subaru Forester was driving west on SR 18. Clinton C. Carter, 53, of Indiana, was driving an International semi ...

Hohman chosen interim county treasurer

Seneca County Treasurer's Office clerk Rebecca Hohman was selected as interim treasurer on the recommendation of outgoing Treasurer Damon Alt during Tuesday morning's Seneca County Commissioners meeting. She will act as county treasurer for about a week until the Republican Central Committee ...

Council Sets Date for Hearing Revised DORA

At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Council heard first reading on the City of Tiffin’s revised application for the creation of a DORA, or Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, in downtown Tiffin. Council President Mark Hayes announced that there would be a public hearing on the proposed ...

GS council eyes proposed pay scale for village workers

GREEN SPRINGS — Green Springs Village Council members moved one step closer to establishing a set pay scale for village police officers and some other employees during their meeting Monday night. After discussion regarding police pay, the following scale was proposed: • Chief: ...

Republic officers to get body cams

REPUBLIC — Republic Village Council members approved the purchase of two body cameras for the police department Monday evening. Chief Don Holmer requested the purchase, which offers a no-fault, three-year warranty on the cameras, for $3,015. A $1,000 Public Entities Pool safety grant would ...

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Republic woman indicted A Republic woman was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Brooke Noelle Hill, 24, was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, court records state. Fostoria Learning Center plans tours Thursday, class Fostoria Learning Center is to ...

Clyde-GS board eying 10-year, 4.15-mill levy

Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Board of Education members met for a special session at the board office to discuss placing a levy on the May ballot. Three options were discussed, including a replacement levy, an emergency levy and an earned income tax. After discussion, ...

Occupant dies after ATV falls through ice

FREMONT — A person in an all-terrain vehicle died after the ATV fell through an ice-covered pond on Finefrock Road Sunday evening, according to Ballville Volunteer Fire Department. Two people in an ATV fell through the pond, and one of them was out of the water when the rescue crew arrived. ...