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Council eyes new pool fence law

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Local lawmakers could soon change an ordinance requiring homeowners to build taller fences around their new swimming pools. Fostoria City Council is currently addressing legislation that, if passed, would mandate anyone installing a residential...

Suspects plead not guilty in May shooting death

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two of the three suspects charged in the May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Garrett N. Brown, 18, whose address is listed as Findlay, and Tyson J. Ogg, 19, transient, appeared before Seneca County...

Repp gets removed from case for bias

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp was disqualified from a criminal case last week after a Seneca County judge granted an affidavit accusing him of personal bias or prejudice against a defendant charged in a 2012 crash. According to...

Wood County eyes expansion for justice center

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A proposed expansion to the Wood County Justice Center would save the county money and greatly reduce the jail’s overcrowding epidemic, Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said Thursday. Wasylyshyn appeared before the Wood County Commissioners Thursday...

Suspects plead insanity in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two of the three suspects charged in a fatal house fire on South Poplar Street last month said they were not in sound mental states when they committed the criminal act. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., each...

Longfellow playground to get $20,000 makeover

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The playground at Longfellow Elementary School will undergo quite the makeover thanks to donations from two local organizations. Fostoria City Schools Board of Education accepted a total of $15,000 Monday evening that will go towards upgrading the...

Seneca County sets bond for arson suspects

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Bond was set Monday for the three people charged in the late-May arson that killed two and injured one in the 600 block of South Poplar Street. Judge Michael P. Kelbley set bond at $2 million with 10 percent allowed for Shey L. Weiker, 31, and...

Car crime heats up as weather warms

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Police have increased patrols throughout the city of Fostoria due to a seasonal rise in vehicle break-ins. Fostoria Police Department received nearly 20 reports of vehicles being broken into throughout the month of May, prompting officers to increase...

$1.5M bond set for suspects in May homicide

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Bond was set Friday for the three men charged in a late-May burglary-turned-homicide in Fostoria. Judge Steve C. Shuff set bond at $1.5 million with no 10 percent allowed for Garrett N. Brown, 18, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, on charges...

2 more bound over in murder case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two of the three suspects charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl will join their alleged accomplice in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, transient, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were indicted by the Seneca...