Police thwart suicide attempt

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria police on Monday managed to safely apprehend a teen who threatened to harm himself with a machete in the 300 block of East Fremont Street. Several police responded to 326 E. Fremont St. at approximately 2:38 p.m. Monday for a reported...

The truth about artificial sweeteners

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Lately, the buzz surrounding “fake” sugar hasn’t been all that sweet. As consumers across America continue to buy up everything from diet soda to light yogurt in hopes of cutting calories, some have suggested artificial...

Familiar face returning to chamber

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After months of searching, Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce finally found the new face of its operations. And it’s one people are likely to recognize. Sarah Stephens-Krupp was officially hired as chamber/small business director Monday,...

City budget approval still on hold

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Before members of Fostoria City Council could confidently approve the nearly $6.5 million in general fund spending estimated for this year, they had some questions for City Auditor Steve Garner. There was just one problem — he...

Teacher battling cancer feels outpouring of love

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Not one of the 22 students in Amanda Ross’ third grade class had a clue they’d be seeing their teacher when they walked into Room 123 last Friday. So when they saw Ross standing in the center of the colorful classroom —...

OSU senior to lead downtown revival

By BRIAN BOHNERT and MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITERS When officials were looking to hire someone to spearhead the city’s downtown revitalization plan, they looked no further than one of the bright young minds who developed it. Fostoria Economic Development Corporation President...

Fostoria among most affordable places to live

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, an online study has placed Fostoria among the top three most affordable housing markets in the state. SmartAsset.com, an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the third-most affordable place to...

Council balks at late budget submission

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The 2016 city budget was unexpectedly sprung on Fostoria City Council Tuesday night as officials asked for its passage less than two weeks before the April 1 deadline. Brian Shaver, chair of Fostoria Finance Committee, expressed frustration...

Committee curbing parking problem

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A pair of Fostoria’s most highly-trafficked streets may soon become a whole lot less crowded thanks to a few outspoken residents. Fostoria City Council’s Law and Ordinance Committee proposed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting all...

Owe the city more than $200 in taxes?

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is hoping to get the word out about a big change many taxpayers can expect to face this year. Beginning with tax year 2016, anyone who owes $200 or more in municipal income taxes not withheld will be required to file a...