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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ogg pleads guilty to role in Mauricio shooting death

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Mauricio family left a Seneca County courtroom with somber hearts Monday morning as one of their daughter’s closest friends pleaded guilty in connection to her murder. Tyson J. Ogg, 19, pleaded guilty to charges of complicity to aggravated...

Rail Fest rumbling success

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s 13th Annual Rail Festival was a runaway success. The yearly celebration of all trains drew a large crowd Saturday, welcoming people from as far away as the Big Apple to Fostoria Junior/Senior High School. Entitled “Planes,...

In pursuit of tougher texting laws

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A local lawmaker will soon seek support for a stronger stance on Ohio’s texting-while-driving ban. State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) said he plans to introduce a tougher ban on texting while driving sometime in the next week with hopes of...

Schaeffer maintains innocence in arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man charged in connection to a fatal Memorial Day house fire maintained his innocence Wednesday. Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, will stand trial Oct. 27-30 for his role in a May 26 arson that took the lives of Daniel Marker Jr., 48, and Tara...