Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp

LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express ” is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would...
Scott Ostrem, 47, suspected of fatally shooting three people

Sister: Walmart slaying suspect heard voices after drug trip

TATIANA FLOWERS, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The stepsister of a man charged with fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Walmart said he has been tormented by voices in his head since taking LSD nearly 30 years ago — an event she said radically changed his behavior and...
South Texas community church shooting memorial service

FBI again unable to unlock gunman’s encrypted cellphone device

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching details of...
Brown Booby of California

Brown Booby seabird spotted on California islands for first time

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A seabird known as the brown booby is nesting for the first time in California’s Channel Islands National Park. The discovery announced Tuesday means the bird that is usually tropical or subtropical appears to have extended its...

Public Record

Fostoria ARRESTS Friday • Rogelio Esquivel, 36, 862 Seneca Ave., was arrested for violating a civil protection order. THEFTS Saturday • Caller reported a motorcycle stolen from the parking lot of an East Lytle Street business. Officer advised a stolen vehicle report...

Tamara K. (Klotz) Hoffman

Tamara K. (Klotz) Hoffman, 52, of Mt. Victory, formerly of Risingsun, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 6. Arrangements are pending at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne.

Seneca County mental health, Commission on Aging levies pass

Seneca County voters approved two countywide levies in Tuesday’s general election. Unofficial vote totals show a 10-year, 0.7-mill levy for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties passed 7,416 (63 percent) to 4,393. The Seneca...

Grine, Kauffman, Stannard elected to Fostoria BOE

Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will welcome a new face come January. Heidi Kauffman was the second-highest voter-getter garnering 1,099 in Tuesday’s general election for one of three seats. Returning to the board of education will be Patrick Grine (1,292) and...

Dillon, Lake return to council

Two longtime members of Fostoria City Council successfully defended their seats against a pair of newcomers Tuesday night. Paula Dillon, who has represented the residents of Ward 1 since 2010, defeated Jonathon Puffenberger, chairman of the Seneca County Democratic Executive...

Fostoria police probe aggravated robbery

Law enforcement is investigating a report of an aggravated robbery that occurred Sunday night on Summit Street. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, officers responded to a report of a subject robbed at gunpoint at 324 Summit St. around 8:34 p.m. The victim stated two...