Fostorian tried to pay for sex from undercover cop

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man arrested earlier this week on a solicitation charge allegedly attempted to pay for sex from an undercover police officer. Dale A. Frankart, 55, of Fostoria, was one of four people arrested Tuesday during a human trafficking...

Council rallies behind park levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITEr Several members of Fostoria City Council gave their endorsement of a 10-year, .5-mil levy supporting the Seneca County Park District Tuesday night. Bill McAllister, levy committee co-chair, asked council for its collective support of the...

Review calls for end of fire department

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seven months after Bowling Green State University students conducted a review of the city’s finances on behalf of city council, Mathew Davoli revealed the results. But there was just one problem — council knew nothing about it. On...

Council could fast-track donut shop construction

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITEr Fostoria City Council is expected to OK a tax break for the owners of Fostoria’s Tim Hortons this evening in an effort to fast-track construction. Council heard a first reading of the proposed 10-year, 50-percent Community Reinvestment...

Fostoria man dies of drug overdose

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man died of an apparent drug overdose inside a Tiffin home Tuesday afternoon. Adam Sheeran, 34, was found dead shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday inside of a bathroom at 371 Water St. in Tiffin. Det. Chuck Boyer, coordinator of the...

Cause of fire undetermined

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled Monday’s house fire as undetermined, but said it could not discount an electrical malfunction as the cause. Lindsey Burnworth, public information officer for the State Fire Marshal’s...

Here’s to the bride and groom

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Your childhood friend is getting married, and he’s asked you to be his best man. So now what? You’ve coordinated the groomsmen, paid for the tux, taken care of all travel arrangements, and you’ve even planned one last night...

Tiffin store robbed in crime spree

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After beginning a violent crime spree in southeastern Michigan, a masked gunman robbed a Tiffin convenience store Friday morning before continuing to flee law enforcement. He was later caught and taken into custody, according to Tiffin Police...

City parks could benefit from Seneca County levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council will consider endorsing a 10-year, .5-mil levy supporting the Seneca County Park District that its backers say could provide funding to several city parks. Bill McAllister, levy committee co-chair, asked council for its...

Donut shop tax break still a boon for city’s bottom line

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Even with a 50-percent tax break, the owners of Fostoria’s Tim Hortons will still pay more in property taxes than those who previously owned the land, officials said Tuesday. Fostoria City Council heard a first reading Tuesday night of a...