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...

October trials set for suspects in fatal shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The three men charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman appeared in court Tuesday. Tyson J. Ogg, Dallas A. Salaz and Garrett N. Brown, each appeared before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve C. Shuff Tuesday...

City a-SALT-ed by soaring prices

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Skyrocketed salt prices could put a major strain on the local budget this year as city officials must now find their own way to combat the coming winter. Fostoria City Council conducted an emergency voice vote Tuesday night, allowing Safety Service...

Take this job and love it

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For 130 years, Labor Day has been hailed by Americans as the unofficial end of summer. And for many, that means relishing in the joys of swimming pools, camping trips, a three-day weekend and sizzling summer cookouts one last time. But there are some...

Poking fun at prejudice

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A black man and a Jewish guy walk into a hotel named the Plantation Inn to write a play about cultural diversity. Sound like the start of a bad joke? It’s actually the premise behind “The Black-Jew Dialogues” — a two-man,...

Goldsmith indicted in police assault

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man accused of assaulting a police officer last month was indicted out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court last week. Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 136 Bradner St., was indicted by the Seneca County Grand Jury Aug. 20 on a fourth-degree felony...

Snowden facing drug charges after motel bust

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested on multiple drug charges stemming from a January search warrant executed at Fostoria Motel. Lamar Snowden, 37, 245 Bannister St., was arrested last Thursday on three counts of trafficking in heroin, one count of...