Heroes etched in stone

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Born into a family rich in military history, Brody Walters has always had a deep appreciation for the men and women of the armed forces. With both of his grandfathers serving in World War II, and his father fighting to protect the stars and...

City seeks EPA grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria is hoping to upgrade its testing equipment for harmful algae. Fostoria City Council passed a resolution Wednesday allowing city officials to apply for a state Environmental Protection Agency grant to purchase equipment for monitoring...

Schaeffer found guilty in fatal arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After a three-day trial, a jury of 12 convicted a Fostoria man of four complicity charges Wednesday night in connection to a fatal Memorial Day arson. Charles V. Schaeffer was found guilty Wednesday of complicity to aggravated arson, a...

Video links Schaeffer to fatal arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Testimony continued Tuesday in the state’s case against a Fostoria man facing complicity charges in a Memorial Day arson that killed two people. Several witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify against Charles V. Schaeffer, 45,who was...

Trial begins for 3rd arson suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A seven-woman, seven-man jury was selected Monday to decide the fate of a Fostoria man charged in connection to a fatal Memorial Day house fire on South Poplar Street. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, 151 Taft Blvd., is charged with complicity to...

Parade kicks off city’s Halloween happenings

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Boils and ghouls of all ages lined the streets of downtown Fostoria Sunday evening as the city came together to celebrate the scariest night of the year. Fostoria’s annual Halloween Parade drew crowds from both near and far to Main...

Ebola risk extends to Seneca Co.

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seneca County is one of nearly 20 Ohio counties with residents who may have been indirectly exposed to Ebola after a Dallas nurse diagnosed with the virus visited the Buckeye State earlier this month. According to a report released Wednesday...

New sewer rates floated before city council

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria residents can expect to see a fluctuation in their water and sewage rates next year. Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday to an ordinance adjusting the city’s sewer rates in order to better meet operating and maintenance...

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...