Longtime salon owner retires after 48 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Becky Sherrard has had many good cries throughout the last few months. Because after 32 years as owner of a local hair salon, the longtime cosmetologist has chosen to hang up her apron and pass down her shears. “I’m ready,”...

Pin-pointing wellness

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s safe to assume most people probably don’t associate being on pins and needles with relaxation and wellness. But for the last six years, Drs. Lora and Clay Wolph of Wolph Chiropractic Wellness Centers have been working to...

Water shutoff to disrupt city center tonight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials want Fostorians to be aware of a water service disruption affecting nearly 60 people in the center of town this evening. The city will be shutting water off from 8 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Thursday for people living and working...

New gun law impacts Fostoria business

    By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new law loosening some of the state’s requirements for concealed carry permits went into effect Monday and it is already changing how one local instructor does business. The law — signed by Gov. John Kasich in...

‘A good turn’ for Gracie

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the last nine months, Gracie Rissler has traveled back and forth from her home in Findlay to the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. The frequent commute — nearly 100 miles each way — is a necessary evil. In June 2014, her...

Three sentenced in Mauricio murder

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The family of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman murdered last year sat in somber solidarity Tuesday as her killer and his accomplices were guided one after another into a crowded Seneca County courtroom.Garrett N. Brown, Dallas A....

Fostoria candidates primed for election

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The results of November’s general election may have already been decided this week as the Seneca County Board of Elections released its official list of candidates for the May primary. Mayor Eric Keckler will indeed run unopposed for his...

Fostoria ends year in the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Timing is everything. And when it came to the city ending 2014 with a balanced budget, the timing was just a little bit off. City Auditor Steve Garner presented the 2014 year-end financial report to Fostoria City Council’s finance...

Brown pleads guilty in Mauricio murder

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The teen charged with the late-May murder of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman could likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Garrett N. Brown, 18, pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of murder, an unclassified felony;...

Health service expanding here

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER An area medical practice recently expanded its hours of operation in response to what the company has called a growing demand for primary care services in Fostoria. Community Health Services — a nationally-accredited network of health...