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Congrats to the new elected officials

Thumbs up to those elected to office in Seneca County. A number of local seats and issues were on the ballots on Tuesday, and congrats to those who will be representing us.

Thumbs up to Fostoria Police Department officers Jerome Arnold and Jennifer Muro, who were given Life Saving Awards this week for their roles in helping an elderly woman out of a burning home in July. “(They went) beyond the call of duty and helping to preserve a life with their actions,” said Police Chief Keith Loreno.

Thumbs up to the Downtown Tiffin Scavenger Hunt, which took place last Saturday. It was another neat event, as contestants spread across downtown in an effort to complete “missions” at businesses and collect prizes.

Thumbs down to another disturbing incident in Fostoria. Montrice D. Coleman, of Toledo, was charged with aggravated burglarly, a first-degree felony, and disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony, after the Fostoria Police Department received a call Sunday about a man attempting to force entry into a home on Poplar Street.

Thumbs up to new technology in the form of touchscreen voting machines that were used by all county precincts during Tuesday’s election. Thank you to those working the precincts for helping to explain the new system and making the voting process as seamless as possible.

Thumbs up to the six area teams who qualified for the state playoffs. Columbian, Seneca East and Carey played last night (see Page 1B for results) and Mohawk, Bellevue and Clyde play today.

Thumbs up to both the local cross country runners who competed at last weekend’s state finals and the Calvert volleyball team, which lost to New Bremen in last weekend’s regional final. Carey’s Sarah Reinhart finished seventh in an impressive cross country run.

Thumbs up to Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery exhibition, “One Soldier’s PTSD Story,” by G. A. Hunt, a retired U.S. Army major. The exhibition’s opening featured Louis Belluomini, a former military psychological operations specialist and military police officer. Kudos to the university for continuing to spark conversation on the affects of PTSD.

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