Firefighter faces arson charge

By Anne Darling

LANCASTER, Ohio – A volunteer firefighter pled not guilty to a charge that he set fire to a Lancaster restaurant.

Police say Robert Steiner, 35, surrendered yesterday to face a felony charge of aggravated arson charges nearly three weeks after allegedly torching the Fiesta Tropicana restaurant.

Steiner is on leave from his job as a firefighter in Hocking Township because of the charges.

Police say Steiner started a fire in the vent of the men’s restroom at the restaurant on January 3.

He was being held on $250,000 bond after appearing in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Featured Events

  • No events
  • News

    in Entertainment, Lifestyle

    Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving


    An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.

    in Entertainment

    We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’


    We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.

    in Lifestyle

    Myths about the flu


    It's that time of year again.