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Editor’s note: Following is one of several stories in today’s edition highlighting the progress the Fostoria community made in the past year, as well as the direction it is moving in for 2014. More CommunityUpdate stories can be found in the B and C section of...

Bradner pair face ID fraud charges

Two Bradner residents await sentencing in Wood County Common Pleas Court after being convicted of identity fraud earlier this month. Craig E. Oehlers, 42, and Jennifer Hutton, 23, both of Bradner, both await late-March sentencing hearings in Wood County after being convicted of...

Fostorian faces pot charges

One Fostoria resident is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop at the intersection of North Vine and Van Buren streets Thursday. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, Officer Cory Brian was...

Pearson hired as interim treasurer at Bettsville

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At a special meeting Tuesday, the Bettsville School Board of Education appointed an interim treasurer. Jaime Pearson, treasurer of Old Fort Local Schools, was selected by the Bettsville board as an interim treasurer to replace former treasurer, Roger...

Fostoria officer to replace stolen gun

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria police officer will have to replace his firearm after it was stolen from his vehicle in Toledo Wednesday night. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, an officer was in Toledo when a window of his personal vehicle was smashed...

Ohio newspapers see setback for open public records

Two state Supreme Court decisions denying attorney fees to a woman who fought the city of South Euclid for public records represent major setbacks to the cause of open government in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association said today. “This is an egregious case,” said...

Ohio House passes bill to add snow days

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill to waive a few snow days this school year. If the bill passes the Ohio Senate and is signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, schools will be able to waive two additional snow days on top of the five they’re typically allotted every...

Update: Flood warning issued for Blanchard River at Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday morning until Saturday morning, with the weather service forecasting a crest of 12.2 feet by Friday evening. The Blanchard River was at 1.91 feet as of 10 p.m. today, according...

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to fund Blanchard flood control

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, have again urged the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the Blanchard River flood control project for 2014. In a second letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers today, the senators and...

Wind advisory, flood watch in effect today

All of northwestern Ohio is under a flood watch through Friday morning, with a cold front expected to bring a half-inch to an inch of rain this evening. That rain, combined with recent snow melt and warmer temperatures, may cause flooding along rivers and streams, in basements,...