Bar owners have cases heard in court

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The owners of Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant had their cases heard in court Thursday after a May search warrant revealed they had not renewed their liquor license. Amber N. Bowers, 31, and Andrew P. Miller, 40, both of 837 N. Union St., had...

Driver in store robbery gets 5 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The getaway driver in the February armed robbery of an East Lytle Street convenience store was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Zachary T. Spires, 19, was handed the sentence by Seneca County Judge...

Gus Macker benched

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Stifled by a lack of participation, Gus Macker Basketball LLC has canceled its 3-on-3 basketball tournament scheduled in Fostoria for later this month. The 2014 Gus Macker National 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was originally set for June 14 and 15 in...

Auditor eyes updating funds

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is discussing the termination of several funds to garner additional monies for projects like the long-awaited Stearns Road initiative. During Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria Finance Committee, City Auditor Steve Garner...

Circle K bandits sentencing is Friday

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The suspects charged in the February armed robbery of an East Lytle Street convenience store will appear for sentencing later this week. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, who pleaded guilty May 6 to a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery, will...

29 SWHS grads step into the future

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER “Nothing we do changes the past. Everything we do changes the future.” The words of author and cartoonist Ashleigh Brilliant echoed throughout 533 N. Countyline St. Sunday afternoon as 29 of the Fostoria-area’s best and brightest...

Dealing with change

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When Tom Bridinger and Mark Schreiner attended Calvert High School together many years ago, neither knew where their individual lives would lead them. And despite embarking on different journeys in the decades since graduation, the two have...

2 suspects’ cases head for grand jury

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER After waiving their right for preliminary hearings Thursday, two of the three teens charged in last week’s burglary-turned-homicide will have their cases considered by the Seneca County Grand Jury. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, transient, and Dallas A....

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.,...