REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Suspect pleads not guilty to store robbery

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The man accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store at gunpoint last month entered a plea of not guilty out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court Friday. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, appeared before Judge Michael P. Kelbley Friday...

An illness that goes ‘mump’ in the night

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER While central Ohio is swelling with an outbreak of mumps, the Fostoria area remains free and clear, health officials said Thursday. An outbreak of the viral illness originated from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus and has recently spread...

Mediator: Firefighters to get raises

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER More than four months after contract negotiations between the city and Fostoria Fire Division went to conciliation, the dispute has been settled. Mayor Eric Keckler announced Wednesday a third-party mediator ruled in favor of the International...

Alleged getaway driver pleads not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The alleged accomplice in the late-February robbery of an East Lytle Street convenient store has entered a plea of not guilty. Zachary T. Spires, 19, 343 Watson Ave., pleaded not guilty to the first-degree felony charge of complicity to aggravated...

Council eyes downsizing

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A number of city officials have proposed a governmental downsize that would likely see voter input this November. Several members of Fostoria City Council are seeking the removal of one at-large position, reducing council’s roster size from...

Fostoria family of four displaced by evening fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A family of four was displaced Thursday evening following a fire at their East Center Street home. Fostoria Fire Division and Fostoria Police Department responded to 317 E. Center St. shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday upon receiving a report of a fire...

2 indicted in store robbery

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The suspect accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store at gunpoint last month was indicted in Seneca County Common Pleas Court this week. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree...

City ramps up resi boating

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City officials took the first steps Tuesday night to make Fostoria reservoirs more boater friendly. Council adopted an ordinance allowing Mayor Eric Keckler to apply for a $118,000 grant through the state Department of Natural Resources that would...

Charge pending against tased teenager

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A criminal charge is pending against the autistic teen tased by Fostoria police earlier this month. Fostoria Police Department is reviewing a charge of persistent disorderly conduct against 16-year-old Jeremiah Ditch, who was tased by police after...

Roughing it on the roads

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Law Enforcement agencies throughout the tri-county area stayed busy Wednesday as another winter storm roared through northwest Ohio, causing treacherous driving conditions. Numerous calls of automobile crashes and slide-offs were reported throughout...