Ohio sales tax holiday slated Aug. 7-9

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Ohio will offer its first-ever sales tax holiday next week in an effort to help reduce the financial burden caused by back-to-school shopping. From Aug. 7-9, shoppers throughout the state will have the opportunity to get their kids ready for...

Shaver out as parish director

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After four years, Brian Shaver is no longer director of parish and school at St. Wendelin. The announcement was made in the St. Wendelin church bulletin Sunday. According to the parish website, Matthew Meyers was recently named the new...

Rain puts damper on Stearns Road deadline

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER As the old adage goes, “When it rains, it pours.” And for the last couple weeks, that pouring has thrown crews working on the widening of Stearns Road off schedule. Mayor Eric Keckler on Tuesday told members of Fostoria City...

‘We did what we thought was right’

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With no order coming from the president or the governor, the city of Fostoria lowered the American flag to half-staff Monday in honor of the five military servicemen killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lt. Jason Root of Fostoria Fire...

Downtown facelift at hand

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Renee Smith envisions a more appealing downtown Fostoria. “In a lot of communities, the downtown is the heart of the community,” said Smith, president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation. “But Fostoria is unique in...

New store on track of former market

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER On the east side of town, just beyond two sets of railroad tracks, sits a building rich with local history. While never the most striking piece of architecture, 418 S. Town St. has been somewhat of a local landmark for nearly 70 years —...

Businesses booming here

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER According to a recent workforce study conducted by Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, 27 local businesses reported adding collectively a total of nearly 300 new employees within the last year. On Tuesday, FEDC President Renee Smith...

Fostoria facing tight 2016 budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is facing a very tight budget for the 2016 fiscal year. So tight, in fact, one might just be able to hear squeaks coming from the second floor of the Municipal Building. Fostoria City Council adopted the 2016 budget on...

Give bees a chance

Editor’s note: The following story appeared in Thursday’s edition of the Review Times. However, it is appearing again due to technical issues. By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about bees. Honeybees, that is. More...

Give bees a chance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about bees. Honeybees, that is. More specifically, the disappearance of the vital species. According to a recent survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, commercial beekeepers throughout the...