Briefly, July 12

Person reports sexual assault

A person at 14 Main St. reported a sexual assault Tuesday evening, according to a Tiffin Police Department report.

The incident was reported at 7 p.m.

Sgt. Joseph Feld of Tiffin Police Department said the incident was under investigation and further information was not available Wednesday night.

Man sentenced to prison

A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Willie Joe James Jr., 31, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

Kelbley sentenced him to a year in prison, with credit for 80 days served.

Man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Denzell K. Jackson, 25, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.

First Call seeking school supplies

First Call For Help is to host the 2018 Stuff the Bus this weekend.

Residents are asked to fill a bus with school supplies for area children in need 3-7 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Tiffin Walmart parking lot.

The School Supply program is sponsored by the Tiffin Community YMCA, Impact Youth Center and the Stuff the Bus program is sponsored by Walmart.

Church to host craft, tag sale

St. John’s United Church of Christ is to host a Christmas in July craft and tag sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 10 Main St.

There are to be homemade crafts and tag sale items and baked goods for sale by Team Law Enforcement.

Proceeds are to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Township trustees to meet

Thompson Township trustees are to meet at 8 p.m. Monday at 15910 Jefferson St., Flat Rock.

The 2019 budget is to be available for review.

Utility, cooling assistance offered

The WSOS Summer Crisis Program is enrolling applicants who need utility or cooling assistance through Aug. 31.

The program can provide Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca or Wood County residents with utility bill help and other cooling needs.

According to a release from WSOS, the program helps low-income households with an older household member (60 years and older) or households in which cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. Those enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus program are not eligible for payment assistance, but are encouraged to work with WSOS to find other opportunities for assistance if needed.

Interested applicants can make an appointment with WSOS to see if they qualify.

Applicants must bring copies of the household’s most recent energy bill, a picture ID, Social Security numbers for all household residents and documentation of income for all household residents who are 18 or older.

Last year, WSOS helped 329 residents with cooling assistance in Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties.

For more information, visit or call (888) 441-4327 or (419) 334-8911.

4R tech review day planned for Tuesday

FOREST — At the free 4R Technology Review Field Day, retailers, farmers and other interested parties are to hear from experts and see field demonstrations focused on strengthening the industry’s commitment to improving the quality of Ohio’s waterways.

The event is to take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network.

Hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, the event has received support from industry partners, including AgCredit, Environmental Tillage Systems, The Fertilizer Institute, Mosaic, New Leader, Nutrient Stewardship Council, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio Soybean Council.

Registration is free, but attendees must reserve a seat at

Manure Science Review set

FOREST — Watkins Farm in Hardin County is to host a Manure Science Review July 25.

One of the talks, by Tom Menke of Greenville-based Menke Consulting Inc., is to get to the heart of matter: “Valuing Manure.” The talk is to include information on soil quality benefits, such as improved organic matter and improved soil bacteria activity, not just the value of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potash nutrients.

Event hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The farm address is 18361 TR 90.

Registration, which includes coffee, doughnuts and lunch, is $25 by Monday and $30 after that date. Participants can register at through Monday, or fill out and mail the registration form available at

Continuing education credits are available, and event collaborators include Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio-based Cooper Farms.