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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...

Officer honored for life-saving efforts

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Officer Cory Brian was honored Tuesday for saving the lives of two people this past year. During Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria City Council, Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks and Mayor Eric Keckler presented Brian with...

Numbers tell the story

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City Auditor Steve Garner regaled members of Fostoria Finance Committee Tuesday night on how the recent recession has impacted the local economy over recent years. During the meeting, Garner gave his line-item reports for both city revenues and...

Snowy sidewalks draw council’s ire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Keeping Fostoria’s sidewalks clear of snow was the hot topic of discussion during Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria City Council. At-Large Representative Thomas Lake asked the administration, and his fellow council members to look into...

It’s time for Mardi Gras

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Later this month, the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans are coming to Seneca County. Tickets are now on sale for the 13th annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza. The foundation’s yearly fundraiser will take...

Reineke running for 88th district

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A member of the Reineke Family Dealerships will file as a Republican write-in candidate today to represent the 88th House of Representatives District. Bill Reineke, son of dealership founder William Reineke Sr., announced he will seek the Republican...