Australia to become 6th largest shareholder in regional bank

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia says it will become a founding member of a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and its sixth largest shareholder. A government statement said on Wednesday that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank presented Australia with great...

Geroski posts softball victory

FINDLAY — Hadley LaCourse hit a double and pitchers Alyssa Durst and Bella Mendoza combined for eight strikeouts Monday as Fostoria Geroski Dentistry defeated Findlay in a Hancock County Girls Fastpitch League age 10 and under game. Durst, Amin Montiel, Jacey Blair, McKayla...

Viola Hernandez

Viola Mae Hernandez Kemerley, age 44 of Fostoria, died Saturday at her home. She was born May 22, 1971 in Defiance, the daughter of Irma Ramos Hernandez. She married Michael Kemerley on April 4, 2015, and he survives. She is also survived by brothers, Manuel Hernandez, Mark...

Robert L. Deuble

Robert Lewis Deuble, age 64 of Forest and formerly of Fostoria, passed away the morning of June 22, 2015 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born in Fostoria on February 5, 1951 to the late Robert Lewis and June (Hopkins) Deuble. On January 11, 1971, he married Judith...

Charles L. Thaxton

Charles L. Thaxton Sr., 95 of Fostoria, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Independence House, Fostoria. He was born January 16, 1920 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Ernest Berle and Blanche (Burns) Thaxton. He married Lillian Rader and she died in June of...

Gary L. Woessner

Gary L. Woessner, 60, a Fostoria native, currently residing in Hiawatha, Kansas, died Monday afternoon, June 22, 2015, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital. Gary was born at Fostoria, Ohio, November 14, 1954, one of three children born to Jack and Caroline Joseph Woessner. He grew...

Safety train-ing

BY TOM PERNECKER STAFF WRITER More than 120 trains pass through Fostoria daily, according to the Fostoria Railway Preservation Society’s website. And it only takes one to alter the life of a child or their family, Ellen Gatrell, secretary and treasurer of the Fostoria...

Health district levy headed for fall ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters will decide a 0.3 mill, five-year replacement levy in November for general operation of the county health district. Commissioners approved a resolution of necessity for the levy Tuesday. Beth Schweitzer, health...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Tuesday: • At 12:10 p.m. a caller reported a two-vehicle non-injury accident at North Union and West North streets, resulting in an assured clear distance ahead citation. Monday: • Caller reported a driver backed into his vehicle on the 100 block of...
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Japan beats the Netherlands to reach World Cup quarterfinal

AP Photo/JONATHAN HAYWARD VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mizuho Sakaguchi scored what turned out to be the deciding goal in the 78th minute on a pretty left-footed shot from the top of the 18-yard box, and defending Women’s World Cup champion Japan held off a late...