Council OKs utility rate changes

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Property owners throughout Fostoria can expect to see a change on their water and sewer bills next year, thanks to city council action Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council Tuesday unanimously approved adjustments to the city’s sewer...

City seeks street sign subsidies

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler is warming up to the idea of returning to his former life, so to speak. During Fostoria Finance Committee’s Tuesday night meeting, the mayor said he has spent much of the past few weeks reflecting on Councilman Jon...

Brace yourself … Winter arrives early

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While Father Time doesn’t have Old Man Winter scheduled to show up for another month, Mother Nature invited him to town a little early this year. Northwest Ohio received as much as 4 inches of accumulation in some spots Sunday night into...

UAW strike averted

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER United Auto Workers Local 533 avoided what would have been its first strike in nearly 30 years this morning after reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract with Autolite. As of 12:20 a.m., UAW 533 President Skip Angles said the 80...

Heroes etched in stone

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Born into a family rich in military history, Brody Walters has always had a deep appreciation for the men and women of the armed forces. With both of his grandfathers serving in World War II, and his father fighting to protect the stars and...

City seeks EPA grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria is hoping to upgrade its testing equipment for harmful algae. Fostoria City Council passed a resolution Wednesday allowing city officials to apply for a state Environmental Protection Agency grant to purchase equipment for monitoring...

Schaeffer found guilty in fatal arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After a three-day trial, a jury of 12 convicted a Fostoria man of four complicity charges Wednesday night in connection to a fatal Memorial Day arson. Charles V. Schaeffer was found guilty Wednesday of complicity to aggravated arson, a...

Video links Schaeffer to fatal arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Testimony continued Tuesday in the state’s case against a Fostoria man facing complicity charges in a Memorial Day arson that killed two people. Several witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify against Charles V. Schaeffer, 45,who was...

Trial begins for 3rd arson suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A seven-woman, seven-man jury was selected Monday to decide the fate of a Fostoria man charged in connection to a fatal Memorial Day house fire on South Poplar Street. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, 151 Taft Blvd., is charged with complicity to...

Parade kicks off city’s Halloween happenings

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Boils and ghouls of all ages lined the streets of downtown Fostoria Sunday evening as the city came together to celebrate the scariest night of the year. Fostoria’s annual Halloween Parade drew crowds from both near and far to Main...