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Police still investigating scene on Vine Street

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria police are still investigating the death of a 30-year-old woman found Monday night in the front yard of a South Vine Street home. Emergency personnel were called to 219 S. Vine St. at 8:51 p.m. Monday for an unresponsive female. When...
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SWHS grad carves path to thriving film career

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nathan Hammer’s acting career began with a terror-fueled run through a war-torn Metropolis in last summer’s big screen blockbuster, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Since then, the Fostoria native has been busy...
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Wife of deputy admits to burglary

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The wife of a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office deputy admitted this week to committing 12 burglaries over the course of three years. Angela M. Best, 45, of Republic, was convicted of 12 counts of burglary, all second-degree felonies, and...
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St. Wendelin gets real about finances

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Low enrollment at St. Wendelin Catholic School is one of several factors contributing to a $330,000 shortfall anticipated for next year, administrators said. In an email sent to parishioners last week, the Rev. Todd Dominique shared...
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Learning Center opens its doors

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A dream seven years in the making becomes a reality today when the Fostoria Learning Center opens its doors to students for the first time. The Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry St., will kick off the fall semester at 5 p.m. today for...
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Mother of Fremont man was worried her son was suicidal

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The mother of the Fremont man who took his own life near Bettsville Wednesday was concerned her son may have been suicidal, law enforcement said Friday. Chief Deputy Ed Hastings of the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office said the mother of...
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Fostoria woman gets five years for drug-related crimes

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A Fostoria woman found guilty of six drug-related crimes late last month was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Jinetta L. Thompson, 36, was convicted of four counts of trafficking in cocaine, one second-degree felony,...
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City receives good news on financial front

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Finance Committee was treated to a bit of positive news regarding the city’s finances Tuesday during a visit from the state auditor’s office. Belinda Miller from the office of State Auditor Dave Yost presented a financial...
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WSOS updates council on housing pact

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A program aimed at improving the lives of low-income homeowners in the area is doing just that, an administrator with WSOS Community Action said Tuesday. Tiffaney Shaver, WSOS housing coordinator, gave a presentation to Fostoria City Council...
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City to commemorate former treasurer

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria will commemorate the life of former city treasurer Donald Yarris this evening, who devoted nearly 50 years to his community. Mayor Eric Keckler and Fostoria City Council have jointly introduced a resolution offering the...