Weiker found competent

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The key suspect in a fatal Memorial Day arson will stand trial for her alleged crimes this October. Shey L. Weiker, 31, 151 Taft Blvd., was found competent for trial Tuesday morning by Seneca County Judge Michael P. Kelbley, a court representative...

Police chief presents parking ticket plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A potential change to the way parking violations are enforced within the city was met with resistance Tuesday night. Following a fairly swift meeting, several members of Fostoria City Council spoke with Police Chief Keith Loreno regarding concerns...

New bus added to school fleet

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools will soon be adding a new school bus to its fleet. The board of education approved the purchase of a new 77-passenger school bus Monday night, authorizing Treasurer Norm Elchert to accept a bid from Canfield-based Myers...

A surplus of jobs

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Despite more Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week, some local recruiters suggest there are more jobs available than people applying for them. A recent report from the Associated Press indicates that while jobless claims continue to...

Fostoria P.O. operations not changing

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A report that Fostoria’s post office would soon begin operating on shorter hours is false, a U.S. Postal Service official said Wednesday. An Aug. 8 news release indicated Fostoria’s postal site was one of many rural post offices reducing...

$10M warehouse sale a surprise to city

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A massive real estate transaction involving a Fostoria warehouse selling for eight figures last month was a surprise to city officials when it was announced Friday. Industrial Property Brokers and Colliers International announced the completed sale...

Man pleads guilty to 1 of 2 assault charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man charged with two counts of assault last month received jail time on one of the charges Thursday. Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 745 E. Sandusky St., pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of assault,...

Bar owner evades jail in license violation

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man listed as the owner of Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant evaded jail Tuesday after being found guilty of a liquor license violation. Andrew P. Miller, 40, 837 N. Union St., was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days suspended...

Trial set for suspect in fatal house fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER One of the three suspects charged in a fatal Memorial Day house fire is to stand trial this October. The state’s case against Timothy D. Hall will go before a jury Oct. 27-28 in Seneca County Common Pleas Court, a court representative said...

Council thanks former clerk for service

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council showed its appreciation Tuesday to longtime clerk David L. Clark. Council unanimously approved a resolution both congratulating and thanking Clark for his eight years of service. Clark announced his retirement July 22. Clark...