Salaz pleads guilty in Mauricio homicide

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER One of the three men charged in the late-May homicide of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman pleaded guilty to several felony charges Wednesday. Dallas A. Salaz, 19, of Fostoria, pleaded guilty to complicity to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony;...

Hall gets 30 months for role in fatal fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The second of three suspects charged in a fatal Memorial Day house fire was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Tuesday. Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St., was sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges stemming from the May 26 blaze...

Warning, warning

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER While fall is just around the corner, severe weather is still a very real possibility. In order to ensure residents of Seneca County remain safe and well-informed during potentially dangerous weather events, emergency management officials have...

Talking fuel

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER An executive with POET Biorefining met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to discuss the role ethanol plays in reducing the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. Mark Borer, general manager of POET’s Leipsic plant, visited Washington,...

Algae affects taste of city’s tap water

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER By now, some Fostorians may be noticing something a little off about their tap water. An unusual, musty odor and perhaps even a slightly bitter taste experienced by Fostoria water customers this week can likely be traced to a bloom of nontoxic algae,...

Fostoria narrows fire chief list

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria may be just weeks away from naming its 10th fire chief. Mayor Eric Keckler said Tuesday the selection committee is in the final stages of choosing its sole candidate for the next chief of Fostoria Fire Division after narrowing...

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...