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Recovery plan levy closer to ballot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A proposed increase in property taxes got one step closer to the fall ballot Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council adopted a new financial recovery plan. Sealed with a 5-2 vote, the plan includes a 6-mill property tax levy that will go before...
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Fostoria parish to be included in documentary

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Filmmakers Philipp Majer and Max Kern put some serious miles into the making of their latest project. More than 4,000 miles, in fact. The duo is part of a German film crew that visited St. Wendelin Parish this week for a documentary about how...
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Community members speak up at meeting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Several members of the community made their presence known Thursday night, expressing concern over how the city’s financial recovery plan would impact economic development in Fostoria. A deadlocked Fostoria City Council gave the latest...
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Recovery plan closer to final decision

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city’s financial recovery plan received a second reading Thursday night thanks to a tie-breaking vote from the highest seat in council chambers. Council initially failed to reach a unanimous decision Thursday on whether to send a...
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Bond set at $500K for Fostoria man

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was set at $500,000 Thursday for the Fostoria man charged with savagely beating his girlfriend inside a North Union Street home. Travis L. Dauterman, 27, 1635 N. Union St., has been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony,...
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Severely beaten woman found outside business

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested Wednesday morning after a woman was found badly beaten near a North Union Street business. Travis L. Dauterman, 27, 1635 N. Union St., was arrested and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence in...
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4-3 vote bumps Fostoria recovery levy to 6 mills

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A contentious meeting of Fostoria City Council Tuesday night saw yet another change to the city’s financial recovery plan. Council voted 4-3 to alter a key provision in the current draft of the city’s five-year recovery plan,...
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High winds bring down power lines and trees

By BRIAN BOHNERT and MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITERS Nearly 200 AEP Ohio customers throughout Fostoria were without electricity Wednesday after high winds brought down power lines on the east side of town. According to AEP Ohio Spokesperson Fay White, as many as 195 AEP customers in...

Cochran named community development director

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation has chosen its new face of community engagement, and it’s one people are likely to recognize. Michele Cochran, executive director of the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, will now wear...
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Council moves to place 4-mill levy on fall ballot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council’s decision to send a smaller tax levy to voters this fall could be seen as an obvious catch-22. On one hand, the move will reduce the burden on local taxpayers. But on the other, it could very well keep Fostoria...