K-9 unit walks the Block

By Morgan Manns Staff Writer Fostoria police officer Brandon Bell and canine officer Riky were the guest speakers at the city’s Block Watch meeting Wednesday evening at Flippin’ Jimmy’s. The meeting was centered around the roles of canine officers and their...

Flood fears on the rise

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As warmer temperatures creep into the area, they bring with them the threat of rain showers and possible flooding. According to the National Weather Service, a 90 percent chance of rain has been predicted for Thursday with possible snow and/or...

Fund set up for city fire victims

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Pamela and Maynard Eatherton had only lived at 533 S. Main St. for less than two months when a grease fire roared through their residence Feb. 11, taking everything they had. Clothes, furniture, electronics and even toys for their two young...

19 People Indicted In Ohio In Alleged Drug Ring

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and prescription pills in a north central Ohio city. The top federal prosecutor for northern Ohio on Wednesday announced the...

Waiters, Varejao Out For Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is out for Cleveland’s game against the Orlando Magic with a hyperextended left knee. Waiters was injured when he came down awkwardly after a dunk Tuesday against Philadelphia. He limped to the other end of the court before...

Reds, Homer Bailey Agree On 6-year Deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds agreed with starter Homer Bailey on a six-year, $105 million contract a day before his scheduled arbitration hearing. Bailey was the Reds’ final player left in arbitration. The 27-year-old pitcher made $5,350,000 last season. He...

Ed Zuercher Is Named Phoenix’s New City Manager

PHOENIX (AP) — Acting city manager Ed Zuercher has been named Phoenix’s new city manager. After a six-month national search, Zuercher was selected Wednesday afternoon to replace David Cavazos. Zuercher is a 20-year city employee and had been acting manager since Cavazos...

Ohio House Approves 2 Election-related Measures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposals to trim early voting and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications have cleared the Ohio House. Ohioans can cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person without giving any reason. Currently, early voting starts 35 days prior to...

Author James Patterson giving $1M to bookstores

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author James Patterson is giving away $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores. On Wednesday, Patterson announced the first round of 55 stores to receive over $267,000 in funds. The remaining $750,000 will be given out in stages...

NBC anchor Williams: Sorry for Arsenio Hall snub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams made an on-air apology to Arsenio Hall for leaving him out of a photo gallery of late-night hosts. In his newscast Wednesday, Williams responded to the complaint that Hall had lodged the night before on “The Arsenio...