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...

City responds to teen tasing

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Three days after Fostoria police unleashed a tase on an autistic teen, the city has responded to requests for comment. According to a news release from Fostoria Safety Service Director Allyson Murray, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the...

Banking on the future

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Conceived during the stock market crash and deeply rooted in the legend of John Dillinger, 125 S. Main St. has gone through a lot throughout its 80-year history. Though, no matter who or what has inhabited the space, the historic old bank building...