Tim Hortons’ construction to begin next month

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s Tim Hortons could break ground as early as next month, so long as city council endorses a decade-long tax break for the franchisee. Rensko Holdings LLC, of Westerville, is seeking a 10-year, 50-percent Community Reinvestment...

Updates to Wayne Post office could begin soon

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Efforts to reopen the Wayne Post Office could take as little as four weeks, but the property owner says repairs to the building hinge on the word of the United States Postal Service. Staten Middleton, the attorney handling the estate of...

City: Water smell, taste not harmful

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Some things are supposed to smell like eggs. Eggs are one of those things. Your drinking water, however, is not. But those who’ve noticed an unpleasant odor and bitter taste coming from Fostoria’s tap water are urged not to panic....

Second Wind Music Center to celebrate grand opening

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Second Wind Music Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with food, live music and a tour of the newly renovated storefront. The all-day celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and will kick off with a ribbon...

Parents warned of Facebook threat

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Local parents were warned of a potentially scary situation Thursday after an individual in a clown outfit made online threats referencing Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. In a voicemail sent to parents Thursday afternoon, FIES...

METRICH raids Tiffin Street home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Charges are pending against a pair of Fostoria residents Wednesday after local law enforcement executed a drug-related search warrant at a house on West Tiffin Street. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with...

Second man pleads guilty in string of Wood County arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Port Clinton man charged earlier this year in a string of arson fires in Wood County recently pleaded guilty to three of his initial 15 charges. Bret N.D. Phillabaum, 21, appeared before Judge Robert Pollex in Wood County Court of Common...

Gates go down on rail park camping

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday pumped the brakes on plans to open a short-term campsite near the rail park. Council voted 5-0 to table a request by the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society to re-zone 420 Columbus Ave. to allow temporary...

Fostoria business district expanded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials are hoping the Fostoria Learning Center will lead the long-overdue renaissance of a downtown that has struggled to grow for many years. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the expansion of the city’s central business...

Fostoria to seek 1,800 tons of salt for winter roadways

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Temperatures may still be in the 80s, but the city of Fostoria is already planning its defense against Old Man Winter. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider an ordinance authorizing interim Safety Service Director Lewie Ekleberry...