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Burglary unfolds into drug probe

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A rapidly-unfolding investigation into an unreported burglary led Fostoria police directly to a number of suspected drugs hidden inside an East Crocker Street home Tuesday night. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno commended his officers...
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Coffee, donuts and car parts coming to Countyline

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons is coming to Fostoria. Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the rezoning of five properties on North Countyline Street, which will become the new home of popular coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons. The...

Fostoria man arrested in drug theft

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing prescription narcotics from a West Lytle Street residence. Jacob D. Ginnever, 21, 10629 W. Ohio 12, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, possession of...
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State outlines how city must get out of the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The state auditor’s office came to town Wednesday to address the substantial deficit responsible for putting Fostoria in fiscal distress. Last week, State Auditor Dave Yost placed Fostoria under a fiscal emergency, citing a year-end...
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Fostorian takes city to task over deficit

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 people attended a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss Fostoria’s fiscal emergency, but only one person approached the podium. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., addressed members of Fostoria Finance Committee Tuesday to...
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From documentaries to psychological thrillers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In his directorial debut, Fremont-based filmmaker Chris Page dug through the real-life case files of a brutal, 70-year-old murder in a small northwest Ohio town. For his latest cinematic creepshow, “Mental State,” Page found...
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21 graduate Safety Town

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER More than 20 children made Fostoria a little bit safer Friday morning after graduating from Camp Fire Northwest Ohio’s 2016 Safety Town program. Twenty-one area youngsters successfully completed Safety Town on Friday, which began June 6...

2 arrested in drug bust

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria men arrested during an early-morning raid at Nye’s Trailer Park went before a judge Thursday on a pair of drug charges. Chester Pettaway Jr., 37, and Cedric L. Yarbrough, 34, were arrested early Thursday morning after...
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Brothers await sentencing in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Twin brothers are among the four juveniles awaiting sentencing after admitting to roles in a series of late-March arson fires in Wood County. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court...
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Hot dogs? Not cool

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s just 20 minutes, right? A quick trip to the grocery store, or maybe a stop at your local salon. But while you’re out picking up a gallon of milk or getting your nails done, Fluffy could be fighting for his life inside your hot...