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City listed 30th safest in state

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Fostoria among the 50 safest cities in Ohio. Fostoria was listed by the council as the 30th safest city in the state. The only other nearby cities to make the list were Bellevue at...
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Council kills charter change

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council buried a proposed amendment to the charter Tuesday night after several members of the community spoke out against it. The proposal called for placing legislation on the Nov. 7 ballot that, if passed, would modify the city...
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Vet clinic another step closer to town

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tri-County Veterinary Clinic is one small step away from receiving one big check toward relocating to Plaza Drive. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday heard a second reading of a $340,000 loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund to Dr....

Empty posts costing city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Filling the two patrolmen vacancies within Fostoria Police Department would likely reduce overtime expenses by around $90,000, officials said Tuesday. Interim Safety Service Director Lewie Ekleberry delivered a brief presentation to Fostoria...

Bond set for Fostoria man threatening to shoot people

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was recently set at $130,000 for the Fostoria man accused of threatening to shoot people last week at a local apartment complex. Logan S. Chilcote, 25, 1201 Beier Dr., Apt. D, is charged with having weapons while on disability, a...
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Man withdraws insanity plea in Fostoria shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man accused of shooting a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park last year will no longer seek an insanity plea, a court official said Monday. Terrance R.J. Williamson, 35, Toledo, was indicted by a Wood County grand jury...
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Officials seek input on proposed charter change

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two weeks after verbally slugging it out over a proposed change to the charter, Fostoria City Council hopes voters will now have something to say. On April 4, At-large Councilman Mathew Davoli proposed changing the city charter to allow...
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Fostoria man arrested after threats to shoot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man who brandished a gun and threatened to shoot people at a local apartment complex was arrested Wednesday night after a brief standoff with police. Logan S. Chilcote, 25, 1201 Beier Drive Apt. D, was charged with inducing panic,...

Shaver stepping back in time

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This summer, Brian Shaver will walk in the footsteps of some of Ohio’s earliest-known residents. Shaver, a lifelong Fostorian and dedicated educator, will travel to central Ohio this July to participate in the National Endowment for the...
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Bond set for man accused of savagely beating his girlfriend

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was set at $200,000 for the Fostoria man accused of savagely beating his girlfriend inside his North Union Street home last month. Travis L. Dauterman, 27, 1635 N. Union St., was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony; two...