Tipster awarded for role in fatal arson arrests

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A key witness in last year’s fatal arson on South Poplar Street was rewarded Thursday for leading police straight to the three suspects involved. James Ball received a $2,500 Blue Ribbon Arson Committee Reward from the State Fire...

City estimates $6.1M in revenues for 2016

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite a steady, yet dramatic drop in revenue throughout the past eight years, city officials are confident they can maintain business as usual heading into 2016. Just before the Great Recession drained pocketbooks all across the country, the...

Hart Avenue fight reports disputed

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Individuals named in connection with a May 10 brawl-turned-crash on Hart Avenue are disputing reports regarding their roles in the incident. Hannah Heckathorn, 18, approached the Review Times late last week regarding published reports of her...

City OKs parking expansion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved a proposed parking expansion at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s West Fourth Street medical center. Meyer + Bates Associates LLC — a Perrysburg-based architectural firm...

FPD strives to stay ahead of the curve

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Be proactive, not reactive. The phrase — on its own, a rather simple one — has been a key principle behind Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno’s ambitions ever since he traded fire engine red for navy blue last May. Since...

FPD strengthening bond with citizens

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s a tough year to be a police officer in the United States. Law enforcement agencies across the country have come under fire after the August 2014 shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,...

Couple facing federal charges in Tiffin teen’s disappearance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Indiana couple accused of transporting a 14-year-old Tiffin girl out of Ohio in March is now facing federal charges that allege the duo may have intended to entice the teen into prostitution. Nicholas I. Lawler, 25, and Brittany R. Lawler,...

Fostoria is move-in ready

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A recent online study identifying the most affordable housing markets in the country placed Fostoria among the top three in the state. SmartAsset.com, an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the second-most affordable place...

City is seeing red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City Auditor Steve Garner addressed the highs and lows of Fostoria’s finances Wednesday night, doing his best to quell any fears regarding the blemishes of red ink on the general fund. Presenting his financial report for the first...

Fostoria primary just a formality

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER To those running for public office in Fostoria, Tuesday’s primary election is just a formality. Voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots, but no city candidate will face competition until November. According to the...