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Man granted PIVOT readmission A Tiffin man was granted readmission into the Participating in Victory of Transition program. Michael E. Hays, 31, admitted he violated the terms of his community control, court records state. Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley continued ...

Spring cleaning a priority in Sycamore

SYCAMORE — Spring cleaning remained a topic of priority as it was the center of discussion during Tuesday night’s village council meeting focused on tidying things up. Councilman Chuck Clark reported that spring projects were in full swing and that a wall at the village’s swimming pool ...

Former coach seeks judicial release

A judge is deciding whether a former coach who pleaded guilty to two charges and has spent more than six years in prison can be released early. David A. Kimmet, 71, of Tiffin, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in July 2012 and pleaded guilty to charges of illegal use of a minor in ...

Ribbon cutting today for Adelaide Industries

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Adelaide Industries, 980 S. Morgan Ave., at 4:15 p.m. today. The ceremony will be put on by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services. There also is to be an open house immediately following the ceremony until 6 p.m. Light refreshments ...

Northwest Ohio Envirothon

PHOTO BY VICKI JOHNSON Hopewell-Loudon students (from left) Denver Staib, Emma Shellhammer and Jocelyn Levengood puzzle over a test question Wednesday morning during the Northwest Ohio Envirothon at Seneca Conservation District’s Miller Conservation Farm. About 350 high school students, ...

Stage set for retail jobs: Gordmans to interview applicants

CLEVELAND — Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, a part of Stage Stores’ community of stores, is preparing to hire employees for its 25 new Ohio locations to open in June. Stage Stores launched Gordmans as an off-price retailer in 2017 and has been converting some of its department ...

Vickery man gets sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

A Vickery man who admitted he committed a burglary at a restaurant and broke into two businesses was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Wednesday. In January, Bryan J. Blankenship, 41, had pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, a second-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a ...

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Man indicted A man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Joseph E. Patterson, 39, was charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records. Judge blocks schools from Ohio suit against e-school founder COLUMBUS (AP) — A judge won’t let school districts ...

Carnegie Library building open houses planned this week

Two open houses are planned this week for the 7,830-square-foot Carnegie Library building, 108 Jefferson St. Residents may see the building 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday. The building in downtown Tiffin was initially constructed in 1912, funded by a $25,000 grant from the ...

Woman sentenced to 4 years in prison for sex crimes

A Fostoria woman who admitted she committed two sex-related crimes was sentenced to four years in prison by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff Tuesday morning. Tanya L. Smith, 44, had been indicted on five counts of sexual battery, all third-degree felonies. In March, she ...

Tiffin City Schools embraces Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal program

At the Tiffin City Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Director of Affairs Amy Wood gave a presentation on a new partnership with Vanguard-Sentinel that will allow students from Tiffin City Schools to gain an Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, which is a new formal designation that appears ...

On the mark

Seneca East freshman Joe Schoen dons a cowboy hat while helping measure distance in the boys shot put competition during a track and field meet at the school Tuesday afternoon.

Oh, the places these choir members will go … but first, a concert Friday

Before heading off to Europe after the end of spring semester, the Heidelberg University Concert Choir is to perform its home concert Friday. The choir, under the direction of Greg Ramsdell – director of choral activities and associate professor of choral music education – is to present a ...

Region briefs, April 24

Grant to help Tiffin care center buy new cots Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center has received a grant of $3,400 from the White Family Charitable Fund for the purchase of cots for use by preschool children at the center. Kelly Showman, the center’s director, said, “Basic needs must be met ...

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Tiffin man indicted A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Ricky J. Seery, 59, was charged with having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, according to Seneca County Clerk of Courts. Cleveland airport seeks FBI help for information screen woes CLEVELAND ...

Man admits committing aggravated burglary; sentencing hearing May 28

A Tiffin man admitted Monday morning he committed aggravated burglary in Fostoria. Tyrone L. Taylor, 20, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony. Taylor entered his guilty pleas as ...

Clyde-GS has levy on May ballot

CLYDE — The Clyde-Green Springs Schools is proposing a $1 million emergency levy on the May 7 ballot. The issue is a 4.3-mill levy, but has been reduced to 3.3-mills following a bond being paid off recently, reducing homeowners taxes by 1 mill. The levy is scheduled for 10 years and is to ...

Tiffin is Tree City USA for 38th year

The city of Tiffin was recognized Wednesday as a Tree City USA in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony hosted by the village of Crestline and its Tree Commission. This is the 38th time Tiffin has been honored with this nationally recognized award. The title of Tree City USA was bestowed upon ...

Fowl territory

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Two ducks float around in a large puddle in a field near Columbian’s baseball and softball diamonds Monday evening.