Ghosts busted

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Members of Fostoria’s Woman’s Club got a ghostly lesson at their meeting Monday afternoon. Scott Sukel, ghost hunt manager for The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, gave a presentation on “Haunting at the Mansfield State...

Full speed ahead!

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For about $200 in gasoline, Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks acquired more than $20,000 in upgrades to the city’s computer system. Three high-speed, military-grade servers were donated to the city of Fostoria late last month from the...

City roads to be seasoned with just a pinch of salt

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A drastic rise in the price of road salt will likely force Fostoria to pay about $65,000 more than last year. Fostoria placed a bid with the state earlier this week, requesting 1,000 tons of salt for the upcoming winter. The additional inventory...

Fostoria hires new fire chief

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria named its 10th fire chief Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council approved the appointment of Kenneth L. Chapman as the new chief of Fostoria Fire Division Tuesday during a brief evening meeting. Chapman, a Britton, Michigan native,...

Fostoria scares up unique event

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The next chapter in Fostoria’s history will take a dark turn come this weekend. To coincide with the release of Capture1 Studios’ “The History of Fostoria, Volume III: Railtown Mysteries,” many local organizations have joined...

Ex-Bettsville official pleads not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The former treasurer of Bettsville Local Schools pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges Friday stemming from his June termination from the now-defunct district. Roger A. Luhring, entered a plea of not guilty Friday to one count of theft in...

Fighting an alarming situation

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER In the early morning hours of May 26, three people — Danny Marker Jr., Tara Lynn Vance and Dana Weatherall — awoke to the sight of thick, acrid smoke as flames surrounded their South Poplar Street home. Within six minutes, the blaze had...

Arson site razed

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Several local businesses came together Thursday morning to tear down the charred remains of a fatal Memorial Day arson. Metzker Excavating, Deere Creek Landscaping, Kohart Scraping, Sunny Farms Landfill and a local manufacturer donated their time and...

UW hopes for magical year

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria hopes to make a little magic this year with its annual fundraising campaign. The organization kicked off its 2014 effort — “Your Gift Works Magic” — Wednesday morning to a crowd of city officials,...

Hip to be T-Square

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Twice a month, people from across the tri-county area lace up their dancing shoes and do the old do-si-do in the gymnasium of the Tiffin Developmental Center. Since its very first assembly more than 55 years ago, the Tiffin T-Squares has been a...