Flare started Fostoria fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — 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...

Bill Frack, $20M donor, dies at 79

Bill Frack, a Findlay man who accumulated millions of dollars through investments and gave it away to help others, died Wednesday at The Heritage nursing home. He was 79. Kathy Kreuchauf, president of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, confirmed his death. “He...

Robbery alleged motive in shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Three teenagers, who broke into a Fostoria house last week and fatally shot a resident, had intended to steal money and illegal drugs from the house, according to records filed in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. Janelle Mauricio,...

Some mail damaged in postal truck fire

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER About 150 pieces of mail were damaged when an engine fire gutted a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck in Findlay. Firefighters responded to a fire that “completely destroyed” the vehicle’s engine compartment at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday...

Marathon Petroleum names vice president

John J. Quaid, a vice president for U.S. Steel, has been named vice president and controller of Marathon Petroleum Corp. He succeeds Michael G. Braddock, who will retire Oct. 1, the company said Wednesday. Quaid graduated from Lehigh University in 1994 with a bachelor’s...

Mount Blanchard pool opens today

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Mount Blanchard public swimming pool will open today. New this year are discounts on pool memberships for Mount Blanchard residents. For residents, a family membership will be $55, and $30 for an individual resident. Non-residential family memberships...

Fostoria arson suspects arraigned, victims named

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER 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...
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