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Brace yourself … Winter arrives early

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While Father Time doesn’t have Old Man Winter scheduled to show up for another month, Mother Nature invited him to town a little early this year. Northwest Ohio received as much as 4 inches of accumulation in some spots Sunday night into...

Grant helps keep officers in school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Fostoria school board approved an agreement with the city Monday for two full-time school resource officers for this school year. The district previously paid for two Fostoria police officers to serve in the school district buildings. But the police...

Fostoria man sentenced in rape

A Fostoria man charged with raping a 4-year-old boy last year was sentenced to 25 years to life Monday out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Judge Michael P. Kelbley handed down the indefinite prison term to Eric J. Welly, 24, 209 W. High St., Monday during a scheduled plea...

Trial rescheduled for shooting suspect

The trial for the alleged shooter in the late-May death of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman on Culbertson Street was rescheduled for February. A jury trial for Garrett N. Brown, 18, was set to begin Monday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court, but it was rescheduled for Feb. 10-13 due...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Sunday: • Caller reported a hit-skip crash at 8:09 p.m. in the 300 block of North Union Street. Officer advised it was a private property crash. citations Monday: • Officer issued a citation for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at...

Raising the bar

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Requirements for high school graduation continues to shift statewide as recent changes to the educational system prepare to take effect. Beginning with the class of 2018, this year’s freshmen, all Ohio students will have a different graduation...