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Commissioners unveil bicentennial logo, hear update from Seneca County Sheriff




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Tiffin, Ohio — During Thursday morning’s board session, the Seneca County Commissioners, in collaboration with the Seneca County Bicentennial Committee, proudly revealed the official Bicentennial logo.

The emblem, featuring an hourglass, embodies the theme of “standing the test of time.” As Seneca County approaches its historic 200th birthday on April 1, 2024, the logo reflects the enduring spirit and love for this cherished county.

Drawing inspiration from logos used in past sesquicentennial celebrations, the Bicentennial Committee has been diligently planning a series of events to commemorate this momentous milestone. The celebrations will include vibrant village festivals and a grand kickoff event on April 1st, 2024, hosted at the prestigious Seneca County Justice Center. This event will feature distinguished speakers and proclamations from local governments, emphasizing the county’s rich heritage.

To support these celebratory activities, the commissioners have unanimously approved $10,000 in funding. These funds will be allocated for marketing, essential supplies, and organizing various events. Additionally, a special fund will be established to assist villages, townships, businesses, and other organizations in making their events Bicentennial-themed. Those interested in funding can apply through Destination Seneca County.

One of the highlights of the celebration is the “Historic Secrets of Seneca County Driving Tour.” This unique tour will take participants across the county, showcasing historically significant sites in each of the county’s 15 townships. Through this driving tour, community members will have the opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich history of Seneca County.

For more detailed information about the Seneca County Bicentennial and the exciting events planned for 2024, residents and visitors can visit the official Bicentennial website.

Join us as we come together to celebrate the profound history and the promising future of Seneca County during the Bicentennial.

In other notable action during the session, Seneca County Sheriff Fred Stevens presented his comprehensive 2022 annual report, which is available for public viewing at this link.

“The report is to show a true representation of the hard work the employees of your sheriff’s office do, day in and day out,” Stevens said. He emphasized that the office remains committed to serving all residents throughout the entire county with their dedicated personnel and available resources.

Additionally, Sheriff Stevens has been actively presenting the report to various townships and villages, affectionately referring to it as the “bang for your buck tour.” This presentation showcases the quality services and value taxpayers receive in return for their contributions. Sheriff Stevens said he always underscores the principles of transparency and accountability in his discussions.

In another aspect of the session, the commissioners conducted two separate joint county ditch hearings, one involving Sandusky County and the other involving Crawford County.

During new business, the commissioners approved:

  • A supplemental appropriation of $8,162.15 to the County Capital Projects Fund.
  • A supplemental appropriation of $9,000 to the DLQ Care & Custody Grant Fund.

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