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Fostoria Kiwanis joins battle against heroin

By BRIAN BOHNERT and MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITERS In 2008, Det. Brandon Bell saw the first signs of heroin in Seneca County. “You always think about it as more of an inner city-type thing,” Bell said. “We were told as a unit that we were going to start seeing that...

Judge allows Marathon gas price lawsuit against to continue

A federal judge has rejected Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the state of Kentucky, alleging Marathon illegally chokes competition and raises gasoline prices in northern Kentucky. The ruling last week by U.S. District Judge David Hale means the lawsuit...

Paper Furnishings for DM Tower

Milepost 1085 The tower project was completed but when I looked through those big windows, it looked more than a little bare in there so I decided that I needed some furnishings for the tower operator.  A quick search on the Internet turned up a large selection of...

Wan evokes big scares with ‘Conjuring’ sequel

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Throughout the last decade, the horror genre has become synonymous with gratuitous gore and fleeting scares, often present where an inventive story is not. But three years ago, director James Wan changed all that. Each scene in his haunted...

Karen S. Schultz

Karen S. Schultz, 63 of Fostoria, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green, OH surrounded by family. She was born June 18, 1952 in Toledo, OH to the late Robert E. and Ruth M. (Hollabaugh) Somers. Karen married Dale “Al” Schultz...

Lillian M. Uptagrafft

Lillian M. Uptagrafft, 74, of Carey, passed away early Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. She was born October 15, 1941 in Xenia, the daughter of William and Grace Anderson. She married Herbert D. Uptagrafft on June 8, 1960 in Newport, KY and he survives her. She...

Public Record

Fostoria arrests Monday: • Victoria Wonderly, 26, was arrested on a warrant from Findlay Police Department. Sunday: • Dustin K. Beasley, 35, 115 N. Grant St., was arrested for resisting arrest and assault following a report of a fight at a West High Street location....

City readies for Fourth of July celebration

The city of Fostoria’s annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display is slated for July 2 at Foundation Park. The sixth annual Fostoria’s Got Talent competition will highlight the event, kicking off at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater. The contest welcomes...

1st responders among unseen casualties

By RON CRAIG STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: This article takes a look at what emergency personnel endure when dealing with death and injury on a mass scale. The identities of most public safety personnel mentioned in this article are being withheld at their request. While the...

Prep sports: Gehrisch takes over Van Buren football program

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Pat Gehrisch figured he’d be soaking up a lot of how-to knowledge this football season. Turns out, he’ll dispensing quite a bit it, too. “Actually, the position kind of came out of nowhere,” said Gehrisch, who on Friday was...