Live, learn and earn in Fostoria

Editor’s note: Following is one of several stories in today’s edition highlighting the progress the Fostoria community made in the past year, as well as the direction it is moving in for 2014. More CommunityUpdate stories can be found in the B and C section of...

Bradner pair face ID fraud charges

Two Bradner residents await sentencing in Wood County Common Pleas Court after being convicted of identity fraud earlier this month. Craig E. Oehlers, 42, and Jennifer Hutton, 23, both of Bradner, both await late-March sentencing hearings in Wood County after being convicted of...

Fostorian faces pot charges

One Fostoria resident is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop at the intersection of North Vine and Van Buren streets Thursday. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, Officer Cory Brian was...

Pearson hired as interim treasurer at Bettsville

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At a special meeting Tuesday, the Bettsville School Board of Education appointed an interim treasurer. Jaime Pearson, treasurer of Old Fort Local Schools, was selected by the Bettsville board as an interim treasurer to replace former treasurer, Roger...

Fostoria officer to replace stolen gun

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria police officer will have to replace his firearm after it was stolen from his vehicle in Toledo Wednesday night. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, an officer was in Toledo when a window of his personal vehicle was smashed...

Marcus: A modern American success story

The deal, for a company you’ve probably never heard of, is worth at least $16 billion. To put this number into perspective, the market value of Xerox is less than $13 billion, Sony, just $18 billion. WhatsApp indeed. Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing in politics,...

Robinson: I’m black, don’t shoot me

Sometimes, when I’m in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don’t shoot me. Please don’t shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I have quite a few friends and...

Robinson: I’m black, don’t shoot me

Sometimes, when I’m in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don’t shoot me. Please don’t shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I have quite a few friends and...

Applebaum: Ukrainian smears and stereotypes

For those who are new to the subject — indeed, for those who have been following it for many years — the Ukrainian crisis can seem murky. The Ukrainians have a president, Viktor Yanukovych, who granted himself dictatorial powers and then repealed some of them; announced a truce...

Meyerson: Share the dividends of increased productivity

The United Auto Workers’ failure to organize the employees at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been greeted with predictable hosannas from the sworn enemies of American unions. Survey their celebratory columns, though, and you won’t find the...