Help on heroin

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Seneca County’s growing heroin epidemic was put into perspective Wednesday evening as a local detective provided startling statistics on area drug crime. Fostoria Police Det. Gabe Wedge of the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement...

Council backs state’s Issue 1

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Due to the continuing need of assistance for infrastructure projects throughout Ohio, city officials are asking voters to support a statewide program for communities such as Fostoria. Fostoria City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday night urging...

Detour ahead

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin an extensive pipeline-replacement project today, closing one lane of Countyline Street for roughly one month. The easterly northbound lane of Countyline Street between North and Elm streets will be closed for about 4...

BOE OKs land sale

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Board of Education gave a green light Monday to the sale of district-owned land, allowing a local church to expand. During the Monday meeting/work session, the board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of land located at...

Farmers’ Market seeking a good crop of vendors

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Members of the Fostoria Garden Club are still seeking vendors for the 2014 season of the Fostoria Farmers’ Market. The fourth annual Fostoria Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on designated Saturdays throughout the spring and...

Pool safety examined

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Summertime safety was the focus of discussion at Thursday afternoon’s meeting of Fostoria Planning Commission. The group unanimously passed a motion Thursday seeking an amendment to a current ordinance setting height requirements for...

BOE member resigns post

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Just 38 days into her new term as a member of the Seneca County Board of Elections, Janet Leahy officially resigned Monday. In an April 4 letter to Secretary of State Jon Husted, Leahy announced her resignation, saying her ability to perform her...

New business lights downtown

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER This weekend, a new business will look to brighten your day and warm your heart. The Crafty Cottage, LLC., a new retail store specializing in homemade, hand-crafted candles, incense, diffusers and other home accents, will open the doors of its East...

On your mark, get set…

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER To his family and closest friends, Jeff Shiff was always active. An avid runner, he could often be found jogging at local parks, city reservoirs and at the community YMCA. So when Jeff lost his battle with colon cancer in 2008, the Shiff family...

Council backs FEDC

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Economic development was the top priority Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council approved two ordinances aimed at bringing more jobs to the city. Council suspended the three-reading rule and approved a $50,000 loan from the Revolving Loan Fund to...