Woman, police officer assaulted

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man faces assault charges after he allegedly beat a woman and struck a police officer. Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 745 E. Sandusky St., was arraigned Tuesday morning in Judge Mark Repp’s courtroom on two counts of assault, one a...

Clark resigns post

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Members of Fostoria City Council were greeted with an unexpected announcement Tuesday as they accepted the resignation of the keeper of their business. David Clark, who has served as clerk of council since 2006, announced his resignation Tuesday...

Council OKs budget for 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council passed an emergency resolution Tuesday night, adopting the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year that will allow roughly $6.2 million for general fund spending. Council gave next year’s fiscal plan the fast track to...

Fostoria BOE approves superintendent contract

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Board of Education approved a new contract Monday evening with Superintendent Andrew Sprang. The contract, effective Aug. 1 and continuing through July 31, 2019, will pay the superintendent a salary of $92,000 annually. Sprang...

Fostoria alumna to take reins at Longfellow

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Kelli Bauman will have some pretty big shoes to fill come this fall. But as the new principal of Longfellow Elementary School, she is hoping the lessons she learned from her predecessor will guide her down a path of success for the continued growth...

Seneca Co. Fair to begin

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s “city meets country” this week as the 172nd annual Seneca County Fair kicks off Monday, boasting a full week of exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The 2014 installment of the Seneca County...

Smith to lead FEDC

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) named its new face of operations Thursday. Renee Smith, the city’s current grants writer, will assume her new duties as FEDC president Aug. 1, taking over for interim director, Dennis Hellmann....

Elmwood mourns death of student

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Elmwood Local Schools family is reeling this week after one of its own suddenly passed away. Elmwood seventh-grader Mackenzie Shaffer died early this week, succumbing to a sudden illness. In an email sent to the Review Times Wednesday afternoon,...

Budget takes slow track to approval

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER With two seats left unoccupied Tuesday, Fostoria City Council was forced to put time-sensitive legislation on a slow track to approval. Council excused the absences of 2nd Ward Representative Greg Flores and At-Large Representative Dave Bettenhausen...

Officials frustrated by grand jury ruling

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City officials expressed frustration Tuesday regarding the Seneca County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict a Fostoria man accused of assaulting his infant daughter last month. Michael A. Vain, 51, 423 Stadium Drive, was arrested June 3 after...