TU students to perform

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Friday Night Live in the National Theatre at the Ritz is to feature performers from Tiffin University. Those on the program include the TU Gospel Choir, Illumin8, Third Generation and Bryann Rogers. Tickets are $10 per person. Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing is sponsoring the show.  

JLB ambulance district to meet Monday in Bettsville

Jackson Liberty Bettsville Joint Ambulance District’s regular meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bettsville Village Complex.

Heidelberg invites prospective students to open house

Heidelberg University invites prospective students and their families to visit the campus on Presidents Day to help make choosing a college a little clearer.

The Office of Admission has planned a day with opportunities to talk with professors, coaches and the financial aid staff, along with tours of the campus that include residence halls, the Bryenton Honors House and classrooms.

“As the time to make a college decision approaches, our Presidents Day open house will give future students a taste of what their next four years could be like,” said Tom Alexander, director of admission at Heidelberg. “We encourage you to bring your most important questions and discover if Heidelberg is the right fit for you.”

To sign up to attend the Feb. 18 open house, visit or call the office of admission at (419) 448-2330.

Nearly three-quarters of the students who attend Heidelberg say their campus visit was the single most important source of information in helping them decide to enroll. In addition to the Presidents Day open house, Heidelberg offers a series of opportunities to visit campus throughout the year. This spring, prospective students can schedule individual weekday visits or overnight visits, or plan to participate in a Saturday visit day, transfer students visit day, admitted student day or a spring open house. Go to for visit dates and registration information.

TRIAD to meet Monday

TRIAD is to meet at 9 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Avenue.

The program is to be on Generation RX safe medication practices for life, according to a release. Generation Rx educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and the presentation is to include ideas on storing medications, disposal and safe practices on interacting with pharmacists, the release states.

If anybody has questions or wish to have a specific topic covered, contact Officer Adam Nelson of Fostoria Police Department at (419) 435-8573.

Man sentenced to jail

A Fostoria man was ordered to serve time in Seneca County Jail.

Craig A. Nye, 25, admitted he violated the terms of his community control, court records state.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley reimposed Nye’s original sentence of 17 months and ordered he serve the remainder of it in Seneca County Jail.

Nye also pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, court records state.

Nye was granted credit for time served.

Tiffin man pleads guilty

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to three charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Tyler J. Kiser, 25, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to charges of complicity to breaking and entering, complicity to receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

Woman pleads guilty

A Tiffin woman pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Megan R. Wodarski, 30, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

Man admits assault

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to an assault charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Chad A. Dewald, 26, had been indicted on a charge of assault, a fourth-degree felony. He entered a written negotiated plea of no contest to a lesser-included offense of assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, court records state.

Kelbley sentenced him to 180 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for four days served, and suspended the remainder of the sentence. He placed Dewald on two years of community control, they state.

New governor to give State of the State speech March 5

COLUMBUS (AP) — New Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is set to give his first State of the State speech March 5 at the Statehouse.

The Ohio House authorized the event in a vote Wednesday, after Speaker Larry Householder officially invited the Republican governor to deliver the midday speech. Householder also is a Republican.

The annual address traditionally is presented to the Legislature, with Supreme Court justices, statewide officeholders and other officials attending.

Plans call for pig iron plant

ASHTABULA (AP) — A company planning to build a $474 million plant to produce high-grade pig iron for the metal casting industry says it’s received its final air emissions permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Petmin USA announced Thursday that the project in Ashtabula depends on final approval of state and local tax incentives.

The subsidiary of South African-based Petmin said the project will employ more than 500 people during construction and 110 full-time workers when the plant is operational.

Petmin said the plant would be the first in the United States to produce high-purity pig iron, a component in an iron alloy that’s used for the manufacturing of vehicles, appliances, wind turbines and other products.

DeWine taps former Air Force colonel as military liaison

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has picked a retired Air Force colonel as his senior adviser for aerospace and defense.

DeWine announced Ret. Col. Joseph E. Zeis Jr.’s appointment Wednesday at the Dayton Development Coalition, where Zeis is a former executive vice president.

DeWine says filling the new Cabinet-level position makes good on a campaign promise.

As DeWine’s military liaison, Zeis will pursue economic opportunities for Ohio’s military and aerospace installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and NASA Glenn Research Center. He also will handle quality-of-life issues for military families.

Zeis has more than 25 years of service, including as a test wing commander and acquisitions manager.

The U.S. Air Force Academy graduate also holds master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering and national resource strategy and a law degree.