New parking ticket law OK’d

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria officially changed the way parking violations are enforced within the city. Fostoria City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night allowing most parking infractions to be handled on a civil level rather than through the court...

Weiker pleads guilty in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Six minutes. From 2:59-3:05 a.m. May 26, Danny Marker Jr. frantically gasped for air as his South Poplar Street home transformed into a smoldering wasteland. As flames ascended the walls, he and his two roommates, Tara Lynn Vance, 44, and Dana...

Standing up to bullies

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria teens have taken a powerful stand against bullying without throwing a single stick or stone. Justice Vogel and Presley Ana Medina, freshmen at Fostoria High School, created “Red Heart Anti-Bullying Club” on Facebook Aug. 30...

Nov. trial set for shooting suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The alleged triggerman in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman will stand trial this November. Garrett N. Brown, 18, will have his case brought before a jury of his peers Nov. 18-21 in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Brown...

Celebrating their service

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A platoon of nearly 40 volunteers from area Home Depot stores was hard at work Thursday, performing much-needed renovations on the home of a local veteran’s organization. Arriving as early as 7 a.m. Sept. 11, 37 employees from Home Depot...

Goldsmith pleads insanity in assault of police officer

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The man charged in the July assault of a Fostoria police officer recently entered an insanity plea out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. According to court documents, Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 136 Bradner St., claimed he is not competent to stand...

Suspect identified in Walmart fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Tiffin Police have identified a suspect in last week’s suspicious fire at the Walmart Supercenter on West Ohio 18. Lt. Mark Marquis of Tiffin Police Department said Tuesday the incident is still under investigation and the case is being...

Rail crossing closing extended

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Local drivers will have to wait longer than expected before being able to venture across a certain portion of Columbus Avenue. A spokesperson for CSX Corporation said Monday the company has closed its Columbus Avenue railroad crossing for at least...

Caboose project cut loose

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The No. 107 Lake Erie and Western/NKP Caboose Project appears to have been derailed. Fostoria Rail Preservation Society will likely no longer be moving forward with its efforts to relocate the historic caboose to Fostoria. The dilapidated,...

Tiffin Walmart fire investigated

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Tiffin police and fire officials are investigating a “suspicious” fire that occurred at the Walmart store on West Ohio 18 early Friday morning. According to Chief William Ennis Jr. of Tiffin Fire & Rescue, police and firefighters were...