Meeting Release

Post-meeting release 12/4

Commissioners honor winners of museum’s poster contest

Commissioner Mike Kerschner (from left) congratulates Livyana Kaiser, Vincent Kidwell, Olivia Dotson, Brooklyn Riggs and Alexis Margraf for being named winners of the museum’s 2018 poster contest

[Tiffin, OH Dec. 4, 2018] – Seneca County commissioners honored and congratulated a group of local students Tuesday morning who were named winners of the Seneca County Museum Advisory Board’s 2018 poster contest.
The contest was for Seneca County students in grades 3-8. All of the 134 participants will receive a county museum t-shirt, and the best entries from each age group (3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, and 7th and 8th grade) took home cash prizes of $250, $100 or $50. The winners also were honored during an event at the museum Saturday.
The winners were Olivia Dotson, of Noble; Aubrey Gottfried of Mohwak; Grace Tackett, of Old Fort; Vincent Kidwell, of Tiffin Middle School; Brooklyn Riggs, of Noble; Caden Elchert, of Tiffin Middle School; Livyana Kaiser, of Seneca East; Tori Losey, of Hopewell-Loudon; and Alexis Margraf, of Seneca East. To view the winning entries, visit
Kaiser, Kidwell, Dotson, Riggs and Margraf were able to attend the Tuesday morning meeting.
In other action, Commissioner Mike Kerschner gave an update on Ohio Public Works Commission grant funding for 2019.
According to information from the county engineer’s office, about $3.3 million worth of projects are greenlit for next year. Of that money, about $868,234 is to be covered by OPWC grant funding. There also is to be $225,108 offered through an interest-free loan. The projects to be completed are listed here. County Engineer Mark Zimmerman said this is great news for the county.
There also are two additional projects that could be considered for grant funding next year by the OPWC.
In other business, the board also approved its capital budget for 2019. The capital budget can be found here. The General Fund budget is here and the non-General Fund budget is available here
All of the appropriations from yesterday’s release were approved.