Fostoria narrows fire chief list

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria may be just weeks away from naming its 10th fire chief. Mayor Eric Keckler said Tuesday the selection committee is in the final stages of choosing its sole candidate for the next chief of Fostoria Fire Division after narrowing...

New parking ticket law OK’d

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria officially changed the way parking violations are enforced within the city. Fostoria City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night allowing most parking infractions to be handled on a civil level rather than through the court...

War on drugs battled at home

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local woman’s life changed forever when she became aware of her son’s heroin use roughly three years ago. While helping him combat his drug-use, she found herself feeling alone and without support during her battle to help him heal. A...

Public Record

Fostoria citations Tuesday: • Officer issued a citation for a turn-signal violation following a traffic stop at South Poplar and East Lytle streets. • Officer issued one citation for speeding in a school zone following a traffic stop at a Park Avenue location. • A citation was...

Weiker pleads guilty in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Six minutes. From 2:59-3:05 a.m. May 26, Danny Marker Jr. frantically gasped for air as his South Poplar Street home transformed into a smoldering wasteland. As flames ascended the walls, he and his two roommates, Tara Lynn Vance, 44, and Dana...

Fostoria City Schools make big gains

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The results are in. Fostoria City School’s Superintendent Andrew Sprang presented the district’s 2013-2014 report card Monday night at the board of education meeting, highlighting progress and providing goals for improvement areas....