Meet Charlie, Lug, Lance, Lola, Mango, and Rosie

Seneca County Dog Wardens office is featuring six dogs seeking a Home for Keeps. Charlie was adopted from the shelter and returned due to being unable to housebreak. When Charlie originally came to the shelter about six months ago, he had possibly been thrown out of a car. He has...

Ruling: Gas leak caused explosion

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Officials with Bettsville Volunteer Fire Department confirmed Friday a natural gas leak was the cause of a residential explosion early Thursday morning. Bettsville Fire Chief James Maglosky said the explosion that destroyed 101 Monroe St.,...

Rep. Damschroder withdraws candidacy after signature error

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) withdrew his candidacy for reelection to his seat this week after discovering a technical error in his petition. Damschroder, who represents the state’s 88th district, said he was supposed to sign the...

Hunt sentenced to 20 years on sex assault

A Fostoria man was sentenced to two decades in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. Shawn E. Hunt, 39, 654 Maple St., entered pleas of guilty Friday to three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material and...

1 hurt in crash

VANLUE — A New Riegel man suffered minor injuries when his pickup truck rolled over about 7 p.m. Friday north of Vanlue, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Brett Williams, 21, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Williams lost control...

FJSHS to host info night for parents Feb. 19

Fostoria Junior/Senior High School will host an informational meeting for all junior/senior high parents regarding research and technology in the common core standards from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 19 in the school’s library, 1001 Park Ave. Topics will include Ohio’s new...