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Fostoria listed in top 20 safest cities

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the second time this year, Fostoria has been ranked among the safest cities in the state of Ohio by an independent research group. The home security experts at SafeWise.com released a report Monday ranking Ohio’s safest cities based...
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Selfless girl uses birthday to help animals

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER When Kim Schneiderman asked her daughter Katie what she wanted for her 8th birthday, the answer came as a pleasant surprise. “We were driving in our car and she said, ‘Instead of gifts, I want to help the animals that don’t...
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Fostoria center has served seniors for almost five decades

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For nearly five decades, the Fostoria Senior Citizen Center has served as a gathering place for area seniors to enjoy each other’s company. And while the agency is very much in a state of flux, the friendly neighborhood atmosphere...
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Another charter change proposal on council agenda

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After months of failed proposals to change the city charter, At-large Councilman Mathew Davoli is now seeking to abandon the document altogether. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider giving voters the choice to abandon the charter...
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Mayor to honor Fostoria police

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For Mayor Eric Keckler, honoring Fostoria’s police officers is about much more than just shaking hands and reading a proclamation. His father, James Keckler, spent 34 years as a dedicated member of Fostoria Police Department, rising in...
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Man charged in stabbing gets jail time

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A man charged in the stabbing death of 18-year-old D’Andre L. Gehring earlier this year was sentenced to more than two years in prison Thursday. Arlando C. Crowe Jr., 18, of Fostoria, pleaded guilty Thursday to a third-degree felony...
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‘Monster Make-Off’

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Kaitlin Turner knows a good monster when she sees one. In fact, you could say monsters are a crucial part of the family business. For the last 28 years, her parents, “Crazy Bob” and Beth Turner have owned and operated the Haunted...

Deputy injured, suspect killed during shootout in Tiffin

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Seneca County sheriff’s deputy was shot in Tiffin Tuesday during an exchange of gunfire with a stabbing suspect who was killed in the melee. The shooting began at approximately 2:05 p.m. Tuesday when Tiffin police responded to 92 N....
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Hydro hosting Halfway to Halloween

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER FREMONT — Halloween may be a few months away, but that’s not stopping the Haunted Hydro from celebrating the scariest night of the year a little early. Friday and Saturday night, Fremont’s famed dark attraction park will host...
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Motorists reminded to share the road, stay alert

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Ed Schetter knows the dangers of distracted driving all too well. The first time he was hit riding his motorcycle, his injuries were so severe they required a steel plate and 10 screws into one of his arms. While he was fortunate enough to...