Second Fostoria cop arrested for OVI

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Less than one month after a Fostoria police officer was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, another officer has been arrested on the same charge. Officer Justin W. Kiser was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with one...

Auditor grilled on 2015 budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Staring at a year-end deficit of nearly $400,000, Fostoria Finance Committee says it feels duped by City Auditor Steve Garner after he promised a brighter outlook going into 2016. Garner presented his 2015 financial report Tuesday night and...

$2M bond set for shooting suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man charged in the weekend shooting of a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park is being held on a $2 million bond, court officials said Tuesday. Terrence R. Williamson, 34, faces two counts of attempted murder, a...

Shooting suspect has extensive criminal record

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man charged in the weekend shooting of a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park has an extensive criminal record spanning three counties. Terrence R. Williamson, 34, has been charged with the attempted murder of Lashelle...

Officer refused sobriety test

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Officer Cory Brian refused to take a sobriety test during a Jan. 17 traffic stop in which he was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to Lt. Matthew Crow, commander of the Findlay Post of the State...

Smith touts FEDC’s success

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Renee Smith touted the successes of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation Tuesday night when she presented her 2015 progress report to city council. Smith, president of FEDC, touched on various highlights of last year’s efforts,...

Case dismissed against man charged in arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a charge against Charles V. Schaeffer regarding his role in a Memorial Day 2014 arson that killed two people. Schaeffer, 46, was found guilty of complicity to...

Great Scot to close

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s Great Scot supermarket will close its doors at the end of the month due to slumping profits, the company said Tuesday. Fresh Encounter, the Findlay-based parent company of Great Scot, announced Tuesday it will close the Plaza...

Council OKs dock project

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Improvements to a popular fishing spot got one step closer to reality Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council gave officials the go-ahead to seek bids for the project. With a unanimous, 7-0 vote, council approved an ordinance authorizing the...

Great Scot shutters pharmacy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER An inability of Fostoria’s Great Scot supermarket to turn a profit on its pharmacy forced the area franchise to sell its patient records to Rite Aid last month. The Rite Aid Pharmacy on North Countyline Street acquired all prescription...