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Local filmmaker sends two projects to film festivals

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The praise keeps coming for local filmmaker Matt Erman as two of his latest projects were recently selected to screen at American film festivals. “So Many Things” and “Mental State: Revelation,” two short films produced...
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Former pizza eatery sold to finance planning firm

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A local financial planning firm has acquired the former Pizza Hut building with plans to put all its resources under one roof by springtime. Financial Design Agency of Ohio purchased 893 N. Countyline St. for $100,000 on Sept. 22. The deal...
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City considers pact with Internet provider

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials are looking into a relationship with an Internet provider they say could save the city money and help spur tourism in the area. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday heard a first reading of an agreement between the city and Amplex...
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Council to consider new internet option for city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new Internet provider may soon be looking to give residents another option for wireless service in Fostoria. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider an agreement between the administration and Amplex Electric, Inc. that would allow...
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City SAFER grant hinged on levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER If voters don’t approve a 6-mill property tax levy later this fall, Fostoria may have to pass on a grant aimed at hiring more firefighters. The city was awarded the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant for a...
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Reineke Ford turns 50

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bill Reineke Sr. knew he was taking a risk when he purchased Fostoria’s only Ford dealership in September of 1967. Negotiations between the United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Company had just come to a screeching halt, leading to...
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Keep your car on the road and out of the ditch

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Think of the tires on your car like the shoes on your feet. Tearing up the pavement on worn-out shoes can not only slow you down during the big 5K, but it can also lead to a greater risk of injury. The same can be said for driving on bad...
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Seneca County voters needed for levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A representative with the area mental health board came to Fostoria Tuesday to speak to city officials about the importance of an upcoming levy. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties needs...
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Bob Watson marvels at building’s transformation

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bob Watson’s eyes told a fascinating story as he toured the Fostoria Learning Center Wednesday morning. The building, one he had previously owned for about 50 years, looked noticeably different than it did the last time he was inside....
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Dauterman gets 7 years in assault on girlfriend

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man accused of beating his girlfriend and holding her captive inside his home back in March was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday. Travis L. Dauterman, 28, 1635 N. Union St., was sentenced to seven years on one count of...