Mennel seeks upgrades to Findlay Street property

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mennel Milling Co. is one step closer to utilizing a once-empty industrial property it purchased last year. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday gave the first of three readings to a $150,000 loan to BMP Maintenance Group, LLC. for the replacement...

FEDC, OSU to revitalize downtown

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the Ohio State University to lay the foundation for the renaissance of downtown Fostoria. Fourteen students — all majoring in city and regional planning — are in the...

Murray to step down as SSD

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After nearly four years as safety service director for the city of Fostoria, Allyson Murray announced her resignation Friday. Effective Oct. 30, Murray will vacate her position to serve as village administrator for North Baltimore. She will...
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Police pack in prescription pills

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER More than 13 tons of unused or expired medication was collected statewide during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, according to a report released Wednesday by Attorney General Mike DeWine. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, drop-off...
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Downtown Fostoria getting fresh look

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Driving down Main Street, it may be easy for one to overlook the subtle changes beginning to take shape in downtown Fostoria. A fresh coat of stark white paint may not be much on the surface. But to several local business owners, it could be...
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‘Shock and Awe’

Editor’s note: Review Times Senior Staff Writer and resident horror fanatic Brian Bohnert participated in an intense, hands-on new attraction at Fremont’s Haunted Hydro on Saturday. Below is a brief — spoiler free — account of his experience, as well as...

Bettenhausen withdraws from city council contest

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With a little more than a month before voters head to the polls, a longtime member of Fostoria City Council has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection. Much to the surprise of his peers, Dr. David Bettenhausen is no longer on the ballot for...

Police collecting unused, expired meds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Fostoria Police Department will be collecting unused and expired medications as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. A 24/7 drop-box is located inside the entrance to the police station, 213 S. Main...
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Haunted Hydro amps up fear factory

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Every fall for the last 25 years, the Haunted Hydro has been one of the top destinations for a frighteningly fun experience in northwest Ohio. And to celebrate the start of its 26th season, Fremont’s legendary dark attraction park will...

Ohio’s war on modern-day slavery

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Ten years ago, a federal investigation into a massive sex slavery ring opened Pandora’s box, shedding light on a criminal underworld hidden in plain sight for decades across Ohio. More than 150 people — nearly 80 from Toledo alone...