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City focuses on getting out of the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER All the uncertainty surrounding Fostoria’s financial future came to a head in 2016 as a deficit eight years in the making caught up to the administration. A substantial shortfall in the city’s general fund forced State Auditor Dave...
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Fostoria ranks in top 10 for 3rd year

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the third straight year, an online study has ranked Fostoria among the most affordable housing markets in Ohio. SmartAsset.com, an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the 10th-most affordable place to purchase a home in...
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Collectors turn hobby into business

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Judy Roth’s mother always loved collecting antiques, and her home was certainly a reflection of that. From the gaudy marble bathtub with brass swan faucets to the turn-of-the-century kitchen sink packed away in the old shed, every square...
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Two more throw hat in the ring

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two more names have been officially thrown into the mix of Fostorians seeking seats on city council in the May primary election. Jonathon Puffenberger, 216 W. Jackson St., will join 18-year-old Noah Davoli and incumbent Paula Dillon as the...
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Candidate petitions are filing in

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With one day until the filing deadline for the May 2 primary election, it’s clear at least two seats on Fostoria City Council will be contested. Noah Davoli, son of former Mayor John Davoli and brother of current At-large Councilman...
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City receives grant for gas station clean-up

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria has received $100,000 from the state of Ohio to clean up the former Clark gas station on North Countyline Street. According to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency, the state awarded more than $1...
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Fostoria stabbing victim dies

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The victim of an apparent stabbing at the Fostoria Townhouses died Wednesday evening, and police have several suspects in custody. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said several suspects are being held in connection to the homicide, which...
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Fire set in home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The state fire marshal’s office has launched an investigation into a “suspicious” fire set in the basement of a Summit Street residence Monday afternoon. Fostoria Fire Division was called to 111 Summit St. at 3:46 p.m. Monday...

Spend An Evening With Jerry Blevins

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER and LINDSAY SHAFFER STAFF WRITER Prepare to knock your evening out of the park. Major League Baseball player Jerry Blevins will speak at the Arcadia Community Park Building at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 during “An Evening with Jerry Blevins.”...

10-year-old arrested after joyride in Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A 10-year-old boy in hopes of a Sunday-morning shopping spree landed in the custody of police after driving a family vehicle from Kansas to Fostoria. At approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Fostoria Police Officer Don Dennis spotted a vehicle...