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...

Keckler to run unopposed in primary

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler will be unopposed in the May 5 primary election, but voters can still expect to see a Davoli on the ballot. Keckler won the keys to the mayor’s office in November 2012 after defeating incumbent John Davoli. The victory...

Cash Mob begins new journey

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Since 2012, Fostoria Cash Mob has raised $26,000 to help local families during the holidays. But even with all of its charitable success, Chairman Greg Flores said there are still people in the community who likely have no idea what the group...

Winter’s wallop hard on the heart

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s no secret that shoveling mounds of heavy, wet snow is a lot of work. In addition to the physically taxing toll on the body, activities such as shoveling — or even pushing a snow blower — can also have a chilling effect...