Brown pleads guilty in Mauricio murder

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The teen charged with the late-May murder of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman could likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Garrett N. Brown, 18, pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of murder, an unclassified felony;...

Health service expanding here

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER An area medical practice recently expanded its hours of operation in response to what the company has called a growing demand for primary care services in Fostoria. Community Health Services — a nationally-accredited network of health...

Keckler to run unopposed in primary

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler will be unopposed in the May 5 primary election, but voters can still expect to see a Davoli on the ballot. Keckler won the keys to the mayor’s office in November 2012 after defeating incumbent John Davoli. The victory...

Cash Mob begins new journey

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Since 2012, Fostoria Cash Mob has raised $26,000 to help local families during the holidays. But even with all of its charitable success, Chairman Greg Flores said there are still people in the community who likely have no idea what the group...

Winter’s wallop hard on the heart

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s no secret that shoveling mounds of heavy, wet snow is a lot of work. In addition to the physically taxing toll on the body, activities such as shoveling — or even pushing a snow blower — can also have a chilling effect...

Golden Apple Awards return

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For more than a century, students have been giving their teachers a shiny, fresh apple as a sign of appreciation and respect. Red Delicious, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Fuji — all have, at one time or another, graced the desk or chalkboard...

Let’s get this party started!

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bring on the beads! Next month, the spirit of New Orleans will come to life in Seneca County as an area organization commemorates the 140th anniversary of Mardi Gras. Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Greater Fostoria Community...

Dog licenses available in Fostoria Friday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This year, area dog owners will have an extra day to register their pups without incurring a late fee. The dog wardens of Seneca and Wood counties will be in Fostoria Friday to sell 2015 dog licenses to residents before the Feb. 2 deadline....

Chamber marks 100 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Someone once told Sally McDonald that being a new chamber of commerce director is like being the new doctor in town. “If you liked your old doctor — and they’ve been giving you the ‘all is good’ — no matter...