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Charges pending against bar owners

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Criminal charges are pending against the owners of a local restaurant after failing to renew the state-issued liquor license for more than three months. Officers from the Ohio Investigative Unit in Toledo removed alcohol and business proceeds from...

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Pills pile into bins

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER More than 1,000 pounds of unused or expired medications was dropped off throughout the region Saturday as part of a statewide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and illegal resale. Within the 10-county region covered by METRICH, a total of...

Two arrested in vehicle break-ins

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria police arrested two people early Tuesday morning in connection to a string of vehicle break-ins in the south side of town. William R. North, 24, 608 Spruce St., and one juvenile, were arrested after officers received two calls of vehicles...

Benefit set Friday for man burned in cabin fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A second fundraiser is planned for the Risingsun man who was seriously burned in a cabin fire earlier this year. Tim Dean, 48, sustained third-degree burns to more than 60 percent of his body Jan. 7 in a cabin near Ironton. The brick mason of more...

Herbalife set to open here

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When Adrienne Tucker first bought into the Herbalife diet one year ago, she was a borderline diabetic with frequent bouts of asthma. Twelve months later and 22 pounds lighter, her dedication to “great nutrition in a cup” is paying off in...

Sprang defends Common Core standards

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang defended federal education standards Monday night, saying they are a step in the right direction. During Monday’s Fostoria City Schools Board of Education meeting, Sprang campaigned for the...

BOE trims $75,000 in debt

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Taxpayers will soon reap the benefits of nearly $75,000 in savings from the local public school system. Fostoria City Schools Board of Education approved a resolution Monday refinancing the remaining balance of district debt resulting from...

Help on heroin

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Seneca County’s growing heroin epidemic was put into perspective Wednesday evening as a local detective provided startling statistics on area drug crime. Fostoria Police Det. Gabe Wedge of the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement...

Detour ahead

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin an extensive pipeline-replacement project today, closing one lane of Countyline Street for roughly one month. The easterly northbound lane of Countyline Street between North and Elm streets will be closed for about 4...