New fire chief on the job

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A great intergalactic philosopher once said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” No one knows more about that than Kenneth L. Chapman who, earlier this year, did the one thing he was not ready to do. Retire. In order to...

Paranormal activity

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER As a child, Karlo Zuzic would often see the shadow of a man walking in his kitchen. The same steps. The same time. Every morning. Since then, he has been a believer in the existence of the afterlife — the paranormal. “I didn’t know...

Warmer winter to lower heating bills

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER People all across the country can expect to pay less on their home heating bills this winter, a state Department of Energy forecast said earlier this month. The report, released Oct. 7 from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, predicts lower...

New home, same name

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Beginning next week, a local favorite for authentic Mexican cuisine will make its new home in a familiar downtown hot spot. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 914 Sandusky St., will relocate downtown Monday to 203 N. Main St., the former site of Los...

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...

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...