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Events & Activities Today Playtime at the Library 10 a.m. to noon Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. Frost Kalnow Room. Hosted with Seneca County’s Ohio Early Intervention. For ages 18 months through five years. No registration necessary. Please call (419) 447-3751 for ...

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Citizens agains Sunny Farms Landfill to meet The S.W.H (Seneca, Wood, Hancock) county concerned citizens against the Sunny Farms Landfill group 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, is to meet. at West Independence United Methodist Church, 22876 SR 224, Fostoria. This meeting is to get organized, introduce ...

Woman sentenced to community control

A woman found guilty of a drug charge was sentenced to community control Wednesday afternoon. In November, Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley found Kelly A. Foreman, 28, of Green Springs, guilty of a charge of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, after a court ...

Council moves forward with DORA

Tiffin City Council decided to move forward with a vote on a new version of the DORA at their next official meeting. Council had a committee of the whole meeting on Wednesday, when it discussed the possibility of going ahead with the DORA, or designated outdoor refreshment area. Council also ...

Local FSA office to be open limited hours

The Seneca County FSA office is one of about half of FSA offices nationwide that will be reopened today, Friday and Tuesday to perform limited services for farmers while the government shutdown continues, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA ...

Fremont man admits drug trafficking crimes

A Fremont man pleaded guilty to drug charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Wednesday morning. Jason E. Groot, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one second-degree felony and one fourth-degree felony, and ...

Man sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Tiffin man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday after he admitted he committed 15 crimes, including stealing from Calvert High School and MJ Brown Co., and breaking into Fort Ball Pizza Palace. Oliver J. Seitz, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with evidence, a ...

Fostoria City Council meets to discuss concerns

FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council met Tuesday evening in the Fostoria Learning Center. The finance committee reported prior to the meeting. Auditor Steve Garner said state financial advisers are still going over the 2018 books. The last problem to be resolved is due to the software that the ...

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Warm up with music The Ritz Theatre has planned another installment of Friday Night Live in the National Theatre. This Friday’s performers include Kerry Patrick Clark, J. Scott Franklin and Tomas Salazar. All seats are $10. For tickets, call the Ritz at (419) 448-8544.   Get a start on ...

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Sexual assault investigated Tiffin Police Department was investigating a report of a sexual assault Wednesday According to a Tiffin Police Department report, a person reported a possible sexual assault at 51 E. Market St. Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported at 4:20 ...

In memory

Columbian students dressed in purple greet Chase Frankhauser before the game against Norwalk in Tiffin Tuesday. Columbian's gymnasium was full of purple — including balloons, cheerleading ribbons and clothing — in memory of Mohawk High School junior Heather J. Raypole, 17, of Sycamore, who ...

Commissioners approve buying voting machines

Seneca County commissioners approved the purchase of 180 new voting machines on behalf of the Seneca County Board of Elections at its meeting Tuesday morning. The total price of the ExpressVote equipment from Election Systems & Software, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a little more than ...

Woman sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

A Fostoria woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom Tuesday. Ashley N. Gutierrez, 25, pleaded guilty to charges of corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony; ...

Construction worker falls from roof at Fostoria school

FOSTORIA — A construction worker at Fostoria City Schools' building project fell off a roof Tuesday morning. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the man fell about 15-18 feet, and he thought the man was trying to set a ladder. Herbert said Life Flight was not flying, and ...

Architectural Board of Review approves first façade grants

The Architectural Board of Review Tuesday approved the first two Façade Enhancement Grants for 2019 for two projects in downtown Tiffin, according a news release from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. The city of Tiffin has set aside $100,000 for projects this year, the release ...

Lakota Schools look ahead

KANSAS — School administrators and board members gathered Monday evening during Board Appreciation Month and discussed the 2019 budget, upcoming programs and the shape of 2020’s school calendar. Beginning with a tax budget hearing at 6:30 p.m., Lakota Local’s Board of Education had a ...

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Tiffin man indicted A Tiffin man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Anthony J. Knapke, 27, was charged with trafficking in heroin and trafficking in drugs, fifth-degree felonies, according to court records. Narcan training to be offered FACTOR is to offer Narcan training 7-8 p.m. ...

Help develop a comprehensive guideline for decades to come

Seneca Regional Planning Commission and CT Consultants, a firm developing a multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan for Seneca County, took another step toward their ultimate goal Monday when they hosted a community forum to gather public input. The forum took place at North Central Ohio ...

Sycamore teen dies in accident

A Sycamore teenager died after an accident on CH 330 in Wyandot County’s Eden Township Sunday afternoon. Heather J. Raypole, 17, was driving a Ford Taurus west on CH 330 when her vehicle hit a patch of snow on the road, causing her to lose control of the vehicle and go left of center into ...

Mohawk junior remembered as always smiling

SYCAMORE — A Mohawk High School junior who lost her life in an accident Sunday was remembered Monday as a kind and personable teenager who always was smiling. Heather J. Raypole, 17, of Sycamore, died after an accident on CH 330 in Wyandot County’s Eden Township Sunday ...