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Vehicle break-ins on rise in Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria police are investigating a string of vehicle break-ins, totaling 10 in the last week. Within the last seven days, Fostoria Police Division has received 10 reports of vehicle break-ins throughout the city — most of which have...
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Homeowner serves city with injunction

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The owner of a condemned home on West Fremont Street served city officials with an injunction Tuesday to stop the blighted property from being razed. Anne M. Barger, of Upper Sandusky, filed a petition with the Hancock County Court of Common...
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Start the new year with a bash

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? Fostoria’s own Venue 18 Entertainment Complex will present five acts on three separate stages this weekend at its first ever New Year’s Bash. Co-hosted by Venue 18, Capital City Music...
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Giving gifts, not tickets

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER When it comes to stories of the Christmas season, everyone knows the timeless holiday tales of Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss. But Fostorian Greg Flores and the officers of Fostoria Police Division took to the streets this weekend and wrote...
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Fostoria man reunites with heroes

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s not every day people get to meet their heroes. But for Collin Snyder, Christmas came a little early this week when the 24-year-old Fostoria man was reunited with three true heroes who helped save his life just two months ago. Snyder...
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NOX US facing $500K in safety violation penalties

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER NOX US faces more than $500,000 in penalties for safety violations the U.S. Department of Labor says contributed to two employee injuries earlier this year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Thursday cited the South...
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Blighted Fostoria homes to be razed

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Eight blighted homes within Fostoria will soon be demolished through the Seneca County Land Bank program, Mayor Eric Keckler said Tuesday. Seneca County founded the land bank in November 2015 as a tool to return blighted properties to...
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Council revokes tax break

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council revoked a tax break Tuesday for a developer that abruptly backed out of a deal to build a Tim Hortons in town. The city entered into a Community Reinvestment Area tax abatement with Rensko Properties LLC on Dec. 20, 2016...
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14 vie for spot on FPD roster

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER More than a dozen hopefuls will be interviewed this weekend for a potential spot on the Fostoria Police Division roster. Fourteen candidates, all vying for three vacant police officer positions, participated in a physical agility test last...
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Amplex Internet ‘mystified’ by lack of communication with city officials

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Talks between an internet service provider and city officials abruptly halted more than two months ago, and representatives of the company have no idea why. Amplex Internet had been working with the city to bring its broadband service to...