Firefighters determine cause of home explosion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Area firefighters have determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed a Loudon Township home Wednesday evening. Mark DeVault, acting chief for Bascom Joint Fire District, said the explosion inside 2207 S. Ohio 587 was caused by an...

Pantry Plus prepares for holiday giveaway

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Pantry Plus of Seneca County is hoping to provide hundreds of local families with food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year. Applications to receive a holiday food basket for both Thanksgiving and Christmas will be taken at...

Pizza Hut for sale

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The building housing Fostoria’s Pizza Hut is officially up for sale, but it remains to be seen if the restaurant will close its doors anytime soon. According to a listing with Century 21 Koehler & Associates, 893 N. Countyline St. is...

Organizer gearing up for Fostoria 5K Turkey Trot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Heather Bond knows what it means to be thankful. After losing her job at a local manufacturer several years ago, she was able to rebound and find another job before having to worry about how her family would make ends meet in a dismal economy....

Fostorian tried to pay for sex from undercover cop

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man arrested earlier this week on a solicitation charge allegedly attempted to pay for sex from an undercover police officer. Dale A. Frankart, 55, of Fostoria, was one of four people arrested Tuesday during a human trafficking...

Council rallies behind park levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITEr Several members of Fostoria City Council gave their endorsement of a 10-year, .5-mil levy supporting the Seneca County Park District Tuesday night. Bill McAllister, levy committee co-chair, asked council for its collective support of the...

Review calls for end of fire department

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seven months after Bowling Green State University students conducted a review of the city’s finances on behalf of city council, Mathew Davoli revealed the results. But there was just one problem — council knew nothing about it. On...

Council could fast-track donut shop construction

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITEr Fostoria City Council is expected to OK a tax break for the owners of Fostoria’s Tim Hortons this evening in an effort to fast-track construction. Council heard a first reading of the proposed 10-year, 50-percent Community Reinvestment...

Fostoria man dies of drug overdose

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man died of an apparent drug overdose inside a Tiffin home Tuesday afternoon. Adam Sheeran, 34, was found dead shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday inside of a bathroom at 371 Water St. in Tiffin. Det. Chuck Boyer, coordinator of the...

Cause of fire undetermined

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled Monday’s house fire as undetermined, but said it could not discount an electrical malfunction as the cause. Lindsey Burnworth, public information officer for the State Fire Marshal’s...