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Railroad flare sparks fatal fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria woman allegedly used a railroad flare to start a Memorial Day fire that destroyed a Fostoria home and killed two people inside, according to court documents. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and...

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Fostoria accidents Sunday: • Complainant reported a hit-skip at a West Center Street location at 7:05 p.m., advised of damage to the mirror. citations Tuesday: • Officer issued a citation for seat belt following a traffic stop at South Main and East Lytle streets. • Officer...

Multi million dollar bonds set for arson suspects

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The three suspects accused of starting a fatal house fire in Fostoria appeared before a judge Tuesday on arson and murder charges. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St.,...

Free smoke detectors for hearing impaired offered

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division says free, customized smoke detectors are available for individuals who are hearing-impaired. A Memorial Day house fire at 614 S. Poplar St. took the lives of a man and a woman, both reported to be hearing-impaired, and...

Benefit set to cover funeral expenses of shooting victim

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria family will honor the life of a 20-year-old daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, aunt and friend with a benefit in her name Friday. The family of Janelle Mauricio will host the benefit beginning at 6 p.m. at the Grooveline, 300 N. Main...

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Fostoria accidents Monday: • Caller reported a private property accident at an East Lytle Street location at 1:50 p.m. arrests Tuesday: • Two juveniles were taken into custody for a curfew violation. • Chaz E. Settles, 32, 258 E. Sixth St., was brought down on a...