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vanden Heuvel: Healing the rot at the heart of the criminal justice system

At 6:23 p.m. last Tuesday, as many Americans sat down to eat dinner, Clayton Lockett lay down to die. More accurately, an Oklahoma prison official strapped him to a gurney, sedated him and then injected him in the groin with an untested mix of two more drugs—one to stop his...

This one’s for the girls

By MORGAN MANNS staff writer First Step is hosting an enrichment series centered around women. “These events are meant to celebrate women and the history of women,” First Step Executive Director Terri Mercer said. “As a family resource center, we want to offer...

Vamos a bailar (Let’s dance)

 Addison Wright (left), 5, and Brin Weidner, 3, dance around a sombrero Monday morning at Longfellow School in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The students in Barbara Curlis’ preschool class watched videos on Mexican parades, learned a simple Mexican Hat Dance, and ate mini...

Raymond G. Burns

Raymond G. “Ray” Burns, 80, of Fostoria, passed away early Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Aprons bind the generations

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The history of an apron goes far beyond the stains it may collect and nobody knows that better than Becky White-Schooner of Weston. Schooner was the featured speaker Monday for the Women’s Enrichment Series hosted by First Step where she...

Counterfeit $20 bills found throughout area

Law enforcement officials said there have been numerous reports of counterfeit $20 bills being used in Findlay, Fostoria and Tiffin over the past few weeks. According to a post from the Tiffin Police Department’s Facebook page, “The counterfeit $20 notes are printed...

Fostoria baseball trips Woodmore

ELMORE — Fostoria High School plated five runs in the top of the seventh inning to overcome a 6-5 deficit and claim a 10-6 victory over Woodmore Monday in a Northern Buckeye Conference baseball matchup. Chris Hampton recorded a pair of singles and a double and Kaleb Bemis,...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Monday: • Seneca County Sheriff’s Office advised of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at South Town and East Center streets. arrests Sunday: • Shane A. Marker, 40, 146 E. Tiffin St., was arrested on a warrant. citations Monday: • Officer issued a citation...

Johnson gets 9 months on gun charge

A Fostoria man was sentenced to nine months in prison for having weapons under disability. Trey A. Johnson, 29, 109 1/2 W. North St., was found guilty of the third-degree felony in March in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. According to published reports, law enforcement had...

Howard D. Peters

Howard Duane Peters, 71, of Albany, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born December 10, 1942 in Tiffin, Ohio, son of the late Ralph R. and Adeline Turner Peters. He retired from General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio and was a Vietnam...