Seneca County Republican Party
Happy 90th birthday to Velma Stacy! I have known her since childhood (mine, not hers), and she has always been one of our most dedicated and reliable volunteers. We appreciate all she has done for decades, and wish her all the best.
pizza slicer
Wednesday luncheon

Wednesday is Bill and Hillary Clinton's wedding anniversary. (Insert your own joke here.) It seems unlikely they will be joining us for pizza, but you can. It's the monthly luncheon, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. You can come and go as your schedule permits. It's in the back room at Fort Ball Pizza, 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin. Order off the menu, or just $5.99 plus beverage, tax, and tip for all you can eat pasta, pizza, and salad bar. The next dates are November 8, December 13, and January 10 - always the second Wednesday of the month.
candidates night
7 pm, Wed. Oct. 11
LWV candidates night

Wednesday evening is the annual League of Women Voters Candidates night. It is at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepard Drive at the corner of Ella St., at 7:00 pm. It is open to the public and everyone is invited. Candidates for Tiffin City Council, Tiffin City School Board, Mohawk School Board and Hopewell-Loudon School Board are expected to participate. Local and state issues will also be discussed.

If you cannot attend the event, you can listen on or WTTF or watch a live-stream on A recording of the video also will be available at the site after the event. Details are in this Advertiser-Tribune article.

Cliff Rosenberger and Bill Reineke
Cliff Rosenberger and Bill Reineke
Rosenberger visit

Kudos to our State Representative Bill Reineke for a successful visit to Tiffin and Fostoria on Monday by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.  
They toured several locations with recent improvement projects they have worked on, and proposed areas for future growth in our communities. The speaker spent most of the day in Seneca County. He met numerous local officials and both university presidents. There are details in this  Advertiser-Tribune story. Speaker Rosenberger was our Lincoln Day Dinner guest in 2015.
Jon Husted
Jon Husted
Husted in Fremont Nov. 1

Our friends in Sandusky County will be hosting Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm. It's at the Plaza Lanes Bowling Alley, 2641 E. State St., Fremont. It's $12 for all you can eat at the buffet. Husted is a candidate for governor in 2018.
not a new tax
mental health levy

Mircea Handru is Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. His wife Erica Platt-Handru and her mother Susie Platt have recently joined the Republican Central Committee.

Mircea spoke recently at the committee meeting to point out that it is very important to recognize that we currently have a mental health levy in Seneca County.  But this levy will be terminated and we are unable to renew it.  Thus, the word "additional tax" on the ballot - we are asking the community for a new mental health levy to begin January 1, 2018.  There will NOT be two simultaneously levies.  One will be discontinued December 31, 2017, while the other one will begin January 1, 2018.  The current 0.8 mill levy will be discontinued.  The new levy is a 0.7 mill.  

The current 0.8 mill levy has been in effect since 2008;
The current 0.8 mill levy will be expiring. Ohio Department of Taxation does not allow the Board to renew the current levy;
The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is asking for a new 0.7 mill levy to support the continuation of critical mental health services for youth, adults, elderly, veterans and first responders;
This new levy is for Seneca County residents only;
This 0.7 mill levy will cost a $100,000 home owner about $2.04 per month;
Services that are currently funded by levy funds include: o Mental health in-school counseling;
24/7 emergency crisis services;
Individual and group therapy;
Education and training for law enforcement and first responders;
Suicide Prevention services;
Mental health and trauma services at the Juvenile Detention Center;
Youth mentoring program;
Loss and grief support programs.

Without the passage of this levy, the above services are at-risk of being discontinued.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US AT 419-448-0640 or visit the mental health board website.
The Board of Elections is hiring poll workers for the November 7 election, and absentee voting has started. For more information, call 419-447-4424 or visit the new BOE website.


David Koehl
Treasurer, Seneca County Republican Party
Member, Seneca County Board of Elections

on behalf of

Jim Roberts
Chairman, Seneca County Republican Party