Armed and ready

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER According to a recent report, more people seem to be locking and loading than ever before. An annual report released Friday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine indicated that more than 145,000 concealed carry permits were issued in 2013, the largest...

Robbery suspect arrested

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Less than 24 hours after the clerk of an East Lytle Street convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, Fostoria police got their man. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, was taken into custody Friday afternoon for the armed robbery of the Circle K store at...

88th district drama

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The race for Ohio’s 88th district took another turn Wednesday as the man contesting Rhonda Damschroder’s candidacy found himself being contested as well. In a letter sent to the media Wednesday afternoon, Seneca County Republican Party...

Republican chair responds to criticism

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s a tale of two roles. Justin Smith is the Sandusky County Republican Party chairman. He is also a member of the Sandusky County Board of Elections. And that fact has one Clyde man very, very concerned. In a formal protest filed Tuesday...

Protest filed against Damschroder

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The push to get State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) back on the ballot this November was met with more resistance Tuesday. A formal protest was filed against the representative’s wife Tuesday morning, questioning the legality of her write-in...

Prisoner’s death ruled ‘natural’

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The cause of death of a Fostoria man found unresponsive last year in his Seneca County holding cell was ruled “natural,” the official autopsy results state. According to published reports, Douglas Askam, 33, died of dehydration due to...

Rep. Damschroder to his wife: ‘Help me, Rhonda’

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) accompanied his wife Rhonda to the elections board office on Friday — so she could run as a write-in candidate for his seat. The state representative announced Thursday his wife will run as a write-in...

FEDC back to its roots

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation’s first ever executive director has returned to help steer the organization he worked to create into its next generation. Dennis Hellmann was hired as FEDC’s interim director earlier this week to...

Live, learn and earn in Fostoria

Editor’s note: Following is one of several stories in today’s edition highlighting the progress the Fostoria community made in the past year, as well as the direction it is moving in for 2014. More CommunityUpdate stories can be found in the B and C section of...

Fund set up for city fire victims

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Pamela and Maynard Eatherton had only lived at 533 S. Main St. for less than two months when a grease fire roared through their residence Feb. 11, taking everything they had. Clothes, furniture, electronics and even toys for their two young...