Meeting Release

Post-meeting Release, June 13, 2024

Seneca County Commissioners hear EMA update on expected heat wave during June 13 commissioners’ meeting

By Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator

Mike Dittoe of High Bridge Consulting provided an update on potential Capital Budget and One-Time Strategic Fund allocations for Seneca County during the June 13 Seneca County Commissioners’ meeting. The commissioners are grateful to Sen. Bill Reineke and Rep. Gary Click for their efforts to add Seneca County projects to the budgets.

During the commissioners’ reports, Commissioner Anthony Paradiso said he visited the new Bloomville EMS building, which is nearing completion.

“Maybe by the end of the month, but maybe longer, they can get in there,” Paradiso said.

Commissioner Bill Frankart met with museum representatives last week to hear updates on summer projects, and, on June 11, he attended the second GED graduation at the Seneca County Jail since the jail implemented a new program that allows inmates to take GED classes and test for their GED diploma in-house. Joshua Lunsford was celebrated as the jail’s second GED graduate at the ceremony.

Commissioner Frankart attended the June 11 Seneca County Fair Board meeting. The many volunteers who make up the board are putting much time and effort into the upcoming Seneca County Fair, which will be held on July 21-28. A ribbon cutting for the new poultry and rabbit building will take place during the fair.

Seneca County EMA Administrator John Spahr told the commissioners that a potentially dangerous heat wave is expected June 16 to 19. Spahr said EMA staff will set up cooling centers as needed on those days. For information on cooling centers on those days, call these non-emergency numbers:

  • The City of Tiffin: 419-447-2323 ext. 0
  • The City of Fostoria: 419-435-8573
  • Seneca County Sheriff’s Office: 419-447-3456 ext. 0

The next regular Seneca County Commissioners’ meeting will be held on June 20 at 10 a.m.




The Seneca County Commissioners celebrate the long, colorful history of Seneca County, which celebrates its 200th birthday in 2024.