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Suspects plead insanity in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two of the three suspects charged in a fatal house fire on South Poplar Street last month said they were not in sound mental states when they committed the criminal act. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., each...

Longfellow playground to get $20,000 makeover

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The playground at Longfellow Elementary School will undergo quite the makeover thanks to donations from two local organizations. Fostoria City Schools Board of Education accepted a total of $15,000 Monday evening that will go towards upgrading the...

Seneca County sets bond for arson suspects

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Bond was set Monday for the three people charged in the late-May arson that killed two and injured one in the 600 block of South Poplar Street. Judge Michael P. Kelbley set bond at $2 million with 10 percent allowed for Shey L. Weiker, 31, and...

Car crime heats up as weather warms

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Police have increased patrols throughout the city of Fostoria due to a seasonal rise in vehicle break-ins. Fostoria Police Department received nearly 20 reports of vehicles being broken into throughout the month of May, prompting officers to increase...

$1.5M bond set for suspects in May homicide

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Bond was set Friday for the three men charged in a late-May burglary-turned-homicide in Fostoria. Judge Steve C. Shuff set bond at $1.5 million with no 10 percent allowed for Garrett N. Brown, 18, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, on charges...

2 more bound over in murder case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two of the three suspects charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl will join their alleged accomplice in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, transient, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were indicted by the Seneca...

3 indicted on arson charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The three suspects accused of starting a fatal house fire in Fostoria last month will now face arson and murder charges out of Seneca County. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126...

Arson benefit set Saturday

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A local bar will host a fundraiser Saturday to benefit the families of the three victims of a deadly Memorial Day house fire on South Poplar Street. To help cover costs incurred for the two deceased victims and one survivor of the May 26 arson at 614...

Brown to be tried as adult

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The family of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl murdered last month breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after learning the teen charged in her death will be tried as an adult. Garrett N. Brown, 17, is headed to Seneca County Common Pleas Court to face...

Store robber gets 5 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The man convicted of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store at gunpoint back in February was sentenced to five years in prison Friday. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, received the sentence on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery...