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Railroad flare sparks fatal fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria woman allegedly used a railroad flare to start a Memorial Day fire that destroyed a Fostoria home and killed two people inside, according to court documents. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and...

Multi million dollar bonds set for arson suspects

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The three suspects accused of starting a fatal house fire in Fostoria appeared before a judge Tuesday on arson and murder charges. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St.,...

Three arrested in fatal arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Three people were arrested on arson and murder charges Monday after an early morning house fire killed two people and injured another person in the 600 block of South Poplar Street. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside the structure at...

Three homicide suspects appear in courtroom

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The three suspects arrested in connection to the Wednesday burglary-turned-homicide at an East Culbertson Street residence have all appeared in court on their respective charges. Seventeen-year-old Garrett N. Brown, went before Judge Jay A. Meyer of...

Three arrested in homicide

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Three subjects wanted in connection to a Wednesday night burglary-turned-homicide were taken into custody Thursday, less than 24 hours after the manhunt began. Garrett N. Brown, 17, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were arrested by Fostoria...

Bar owners charged with liquor license violations

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The owners of Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant have been charged in connection to a search warrant executed earlier this month. Amber N. Bowers, 31, and Andrew P. Miller, 40, both of 837 N. Union St., are charged with permits required, a first-degree...

Studrawa’s legacy is one of passion

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Maybe it was his passionate coaching style. Maybe it was his philanthropic efforts as executive director of the United Way. Or maybe it was his time spent volunteering for a local museum. Whatever it was that made Denny Studrawa loved so deeply...

WANTED: Fostoria fire chief applicants

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The search for Fostoria’s 10th fire chief officially began Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council approved a slightly revised job description Tuesday for the chief position at Fostoria Fire Division vacated by Police Chief Keith Loreno on May 6....

Pact paves way for Stearns Road project

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council approved an agreement Tuesday between the city and the state Department of Transportation, paving the way for the long-awaited Stearns Road project. The project, which has been in the planning stages for the better part of a...

A time to honor soldiers

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For Jon Brandeberry, this year’s Memorial Day service at Fountain Cemetery is about honoring soldiers past and present. It is about paying respect to the fallen men and women who gave their lives for their country, and giving living veterans...