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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...

Banks gets 180 days after breaking into vehicle in June

A Fostoria man charged with breaking into a vehicle on Atha Avenue in June was recently sentenced to jail time for his crimes. Joshua R. Banks, 26, 558 Spruce St., was sentenced to 180 days in jail on three separate cases stemming from a mid-June arrest in which he was caught...

Coroner: Russo died from blunt trauma in crash

Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died last month from multiple blunt trauma sustained in a car crash, a coroner’s report has found. The Erie County Coroner’s Office on Friday cited only injuries from the July 9 crash on U.S. 6 in its cause of death...

Public Record

Fostoria citations Friday: • Officer issued a citation for speeding following a traffic stop at a Sandusky Street location. • Officer advised he issued a citation for speeding following a traffic stop at a Sandusky Street location. • Citations were issued for...

UW aims for magical year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria is asking community members to work their magic in an effort to help them reach their 2014 campaign goal of $179,000. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, the United Way announced this year’s goal for the campaign...