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...

Tim Hortons’ construction to begin next month

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s Tim Hortons could break ground as early as next month, so long as city council endorses a decade-long tax break for the franchisee. Rensko Holdings LLC, of Westerville, is seeking a 10-year, 50-percent Community Reinvestment...

Updates to Wayne Post office could begin soon

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Efforts to reopen the Wayne Post Office could take as little as four weeks, but the property owner says repairs to the building hinge on the word of the United States Postal Service. Staten Middleton, the attorney handling the estate of...

City: Water smell, taste not harmful

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Some things are supposed to smell like eggs. Eggs are one of those things. Your drinking water, however, is not. But those who’ve noticed an unpleasant odor and bitter taste coming from Fostoria’s tap water are urged not to panic....

Second Wind Music Center to celebrate grand opening

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Second Wind Music Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with food, live music and a tour of the newly renovated storefront. The all-day celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and will kick off with a ribbon...

Parents warned of Facebook threat

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Local parents were warned of a potentially scary situation Thursday after an individual in a clown outfit made online threats referencing Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. In a voicemail sent to parents Thursday afternoon, FIES...

METRICH raids Tiffin Street home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Charges are pending against a pair of Fostoria residents Wednesday after local law enforcement executed a drug-related search warrant at a house on West Tiffin Street. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with...

Second man pleads guilty in string of Wood County arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Port Clinton man charged earlier this year in a string of arson fires in Wood County recently pleaded guilty to three of his initial 15 charges. Bret N.D. Phillabaum, 21, appeared before Judge Robert Pollex in Wood County Court of Common...