City looks forward to RITA’s help

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler is confident the city’s agreement with a third-party tax collector will yield positive results sooner rather than later. When the administration agreed to hire Regional Income Tax Agency on May 17, officials were told...

Income tax letters are not a scam

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Anyone receiving a letter next month regarding changes to Fostoria’s income tax is urged to pay attention and not dismiss the notice as a scam. Starting the first week of September, taxpayers throughout Fostoria will begin receiving...

Council OKs separating land from city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For Robert Endicott, detaching his Jones Road property from the city of Fostoria just to build a pole barn was not something he wanted to do. But after officials said his land would not be connected to the city’s utilities, there was...

Police comprising eligibility list

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite uncertainty surrounding Fostoria’s fiscal future, the city is now seeking candidates for an eligibility list of prospective police officers to potentially fill a vacancy on the department’s roster. Police Chief Keith Loreno...

4 Town Center properties share makeover grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Community Improvement Corporation has awarded more than $10,000 this year to the owners of four downtown businesses for the purpose of giving their properties a makeover. The CIC, in partnership with the Greater Fostoria Community...

Business district expansion tops Council agenda

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials say expanding Fostoria’s central business district would create more opportunities for economic growth downtown and allow more local businesses to seek specialized grant funding. Fostoria City Council will hear a second...

Dave Clark dies at 57

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Dave Clark, a longtime public servant who devoted much of his life to the people of Fostoria, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 57 years old. Clark was first diagnosed with cancer on July 18, 2014. The diagnosis...

Zoning OK’d for Tim Hortons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons can finally move forward with its plan to bring one of its more than 4,500 restaurants to Fostoria. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the zoning change of five properties on North Countyline Street that will become the new...

Fiscal countdown begins

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning today, the Keckler administration will have 120 days to find a solution to Fostoria’s budget crisis or a financial oversight committee will do it for them. Mayor Eric Keckler will meet with the rest of Fostoria’s...

Creating opportunities for economic growth

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission is recommending the city’s central business district be expanded to allow more opportunities for economic growth downtown. Mayor Eric Keckler said the commission recommends extending Fostoria’s central...