New business is making ‘Connexions’

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When Joe Johnson recalls his experiences as a defensive powerhouse for both the Fostoria Redmen and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he fondly remembers the solidarity he felt with his brothers in uniform. The colors, whether red and black or blue and...

Columbia Gas lays out plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening highlighting the company’s current pipeline-replacement project taking place in Fostoria. Those who have noticed a slew of neon vests and orange cones along a stretch of North...

Circle K bandit pleads guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The suspect accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store in February is awaiting sentencing out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, withdrew his former plea of not guilty and entered a written, negotiated...

It’s official

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s official. After two years, Fostoria Police Department has its new top cop. Keith Loreno was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police Tuesday night during a meeting of Fostoria City Council. Loreno, who has served as chief of...

Letter carrier food drive set Saturday

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can stop the men and women of the United States Postal Service from swift completion of their appointed rounds. Later this week, letter carriers all across the country will make their appointed rounds...

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...