New era begins

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER BETTSVILLE — A new era in local education officially began Wednesday as Old Fort Local Schools opened its Bettsville campus for the first time. The 2014-2015 school year commenced bright and early Wednesday morning as nearly 600 students...

District wired for learning in the 21st century

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The days of dusty chalkboards and worn-out textbooks are coming to an end. Enter the classroom of the 21st century. The chalkboard is now the SMART Board. Textbooks have been replaced by e-books. And exams are no longer given on a piece of paper, but...

Weiker found competent

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The key suspect in a fatal Memorial Day arson will stand trial for her alleged crimes this October. Shey L. Weiker, 31, 151 Taft Blvd., was found competent for trial Tuesday morning by Seneca County Judge Michael P. Kelbley, a court representative...

Police chief presents parking ticket plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A potential change to the way parking violations are enforced within the city was met with resistance Tuesday night. Following a fairly swift meeting, several members of Fostoria City Council spoke with Police Chief Keith Loreno regarding concerns...

New bus added to school fleet

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools will soon be adding a new school bus to its fleet. The board of education approved the purchase of a new 77-passenger school bus Monday night, authorizing Treasurer Norm Elchert to accept a bid from Canfield-based Myers...

A surplus of jobs

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Despite more Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week, some local recruiters suggest there are more jobs available than people applying for them. A recent report from the Associated Press indicates that while jobless claims continue to...

Fostoria P.O. operations not changing

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A report that Fostoria’s post office would soon begin operating on shorter hours is false, a U.S. Postal Service official said Wednesday. An Aug. 8 news release indicated Fostoria’s postal site was one of many rural post offices reducing...

$10M warehouse sale a surprise to city

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A massive real estate transaction involving a Fostoria warehouse selling for eight figures last month was a surprise to city officials when it was announced Friday. Industrial Property Brokers and Colliers International announced the completed sale...

Bar owner evades jail in license violation

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man listed as the owner of Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant evaded jail Tuesday after being found guilty of a liquor license violation. Andrew P. Miller, 40, 837 N. Union St., was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days suspended...

Man pleads guilty to 1 of 2 assault charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man charged with two counts of assault last month received jail time on one of the charges Thursday. Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 745 E. Sandusky St., pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of assault,...