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...
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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...
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New year, new people, new times

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council will enter its next chapter this evening when both familiar and fresh faces come together for a new year and a new opportunity to move the community forward. The first council meeting of 2016 will be a passing of the...

Shifting focus

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Georgianna Widmer is a teacher at heart, but the impact she has had on the community stretches far beyond the walls of a classroom. For nearly two decades, Widmer has been a devoted member of Fostoria City Council, striving to improve the...

FEDC, chamber fortify alliance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning next year, Fostoria Economic Development Corporation and the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce will begin the latest chapter in their partnership by implementing a new management structure with one official overseeing both groups....

Schaeffer rejects plea agreement

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — It had been 14 months since Charles Schaeffer last went before a judge in Seneca County. In fact, the last time Schaeffer appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court, he learned he would likely be spending the rest of his life...

Council OKs expenditures

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The final Fostoria City Council meeting of the year closed the books on 2015 without a hitch as the group left no loose ends when it came to official business. A unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday night approved two annual financial measures —...

$15K loan to aid business in expansion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A local environmental services company will soon complete an expansion thanks to support from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday granted a seven-year, $15,000 loan to BoJhun Environmental Services LLC for...