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Collected here are recent news stories and multimedia from Blade coverage of the Seneca County Courthouse. Also included are Blade editorials and letters to the editor.

History topples in Tiffin
Published 2/3/12

seneca crane clock tower A crane demolishes the clock tower of the Seneca County Courthouse Thursday, Feb. 2.
A crane demolishes the clock tower of the Seneca County Courthouse Thursday, Feb. 2.
TIFFIN — Watching the 107-foot clock tower of Seneca County's 1884 courthouse come down piece by dusty piece Thursday, Scott Edmondson conceded most people considered the tower ugly.

"I wasn't too fond of it either, but the original one was underneath it and it could've been brought back," he said

PHOTO GALLERY: Courthouse Demolition Feb. 2, 2012

DAILY VIDEO: Courthouse demolition Feb. 2, 2012

LIVE-STREAM WEB CAM: Seneca County Radio


Courthouse may soon be gone, 1/20/12

People snap up remembrances from crumbling 1884 courthouse, 1/18/12

Seneca Co. antiques dealer reports heavy demand for courthouse items 1/17/12

Seneca Co. courthouse time capsule opened1/13/12

Courthouse demolition draws ire, 1/11/12

Tears flow as history falls to wrecking ball ,1/10/12

Major courthouse razing on tap, 1/7/12

Major demolition on courthouse delayed to following week, 1/6/12

Tiffin landmark steps shattered; protesters bewail beginning of end, officials' failure to act, 1/5/12

Pickets turn out at courthouse, 1/4/12

Courthouse demolition protested, 1/3/11

New mayor of Tiffin pledges support of 1884 courthouse, 12/31/11

Documenting of courthouse under way, 12/30/11

Commissioners seal courthouse's destiny with final 'no' vote, 12/30/11

Lawsuit to save Seneca County Courthouse dropped, 12/28/11

Courthouse backers glum about future, 12/23/11

Ohio Supreme Court denies request to stop Seneca courthouse demolition, 12/21/11

Countersuit filed on courthouse, 12/21/11

New Seneca County Courthouse proposed, 12/9/11

Seneca board, foes renew courthouse clash, 12/6/11

Seneca County residents assail courthouse decision, 11/30/11

Tile reflects value of Seneca County Courthouse, 11/24/11

Seneca County board OKs contract to raze courthouse, 11/23/11

Officials vote to destroy piece of Ohio history, 11/18/11

Public-private funding eyed to save courthouse, 11/17/11

Consultant seeks last-hour reprieve, 11/14/11

Bids to raze courthouse opened, 11/9/11

Seneca officials unmoved by appeals to spare courthouse, 11/2/11

Governor tells commissioners to save courthouse, 11/1/11

Preservationists' pleas fall on deaf ears, 11/1/11

2 commissioners firm on razing courthouse, 10/28/11

State preservation official pleads against demolition, 10/12/11

Debate heats up again over fate of Seneca County Courthouse, 10/11/11

Historic Ohio courthouse draws blueprint for future, 9/21/11



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Courthouse interior, YouTube, Seneca Daily News



Game not over, 1/12/12

Seneca's shame, 12/29/11

High court's duty, 12/20/11

Preservation tool, 12/15/11

Higher authority, 11/22/11

No final judgment, 11/17/11

Do the right thing, 11/8/11

Kirk, editorial cartoon, 11/3/11

Don't tear it down, 11/2/11



Courthouse news was appreciated, 1/16/12

Officials have no sense of history, 1/14/12
Also: Time to get over courthouse

Sometimes it's better to tear down, 1/12/12
Also: Officials' neglect hurt courthouse; Courthouse, Hayes home important; Courthouse coverage too much.

Courthouse razing hurts investment, 1/5/12
Also: Shame on Blade for Seneca stand; Leaders, backers should hang heads; Why obsessed with courthouse?; Turn courthouse into dog shelter

Courthouse, mall different, same, 12/26/11

Sense lacking in Seneca issue, 12/20/11
Also: Would a new courthouse last?

Seneca courthouse razing a mistake, 12/12/11
Also: Courthouse news oversaturating

Good riddance to the Seneca courthouse, 11/27/11
Also: A plea from Georgia to save courthouse

Seneca courthouse important, 11/18/11

Enough about Seneca courthouse, 11/13/11

Architects urge saving Seneca courthouse, 10/29/11

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