City ramps up resi boating

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City officials took the first steps Tuesday night to make Fostoria reservoirs more boater friendly. Council adopted an ordinance allowing Mayor Eric Keckler to apply for a $118,000 grant through the state Department of Natural Resources that would...

Charge pending against tased teenager

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A criminal charge is pending against the autistic teen tased by Fostoria police earlier this month. Fostoria Police Department is reviewing a charge of persistent disorderly conduct against 16-year-old Jeremiah Ditch, who was tased by police after...

Roughing it on the roads

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Law Enforcement agencies throughout the tri-county area stayed busy Wednesday as another winter storm roared through northwest Ohio, causing treacherous driving conditions. Numerous calls of automobile crashes and slide-offs were reported throughout...

City responds to teen tasing

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Three days after Fostoria police unleashed a tase on an autistic teen, the city has responded to requests for comment. According to a news release from Fostoria Safety Service Director Allyson Murray, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the...

Banking on the future

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Conceived during the stock market crash and deeply rooted in the legend of John Dillinger, 125 S. Main St. has gone through a lot throughout its 80-year history. Though, no matter who or what has inhabited the space, the historic old bank building...

Bust turns up crack cocaine

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Law enforcement officers executed a drug-related search warrant Thursday on a North Countyline Street residence. Officers from the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional officers from Fostoria Police Department,...

Damschroders move on in 88th House District

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER FREMONT “” Sandusky County Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to dismiss the petition against Rhonda Damschroder’s write-in candidacy for the 88th District seat. John Brewer, a Clyde resident, submitted a...

City sidesteps sidewalk statute

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Discussion over the condition of Fostoria’s walkways took another turn Tuesday as Fostoria City Council tabled an ordinance relating to sidewalk cleaning and repair. An ordinance designed to make real estate owners accountable for the...

Council investing in economic development

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council is continuing to show its support for economic development here. The lawmakers gave a first reading to an ordinance Tuesday to grant an appropriation of $30,000 from the Community Development Fund to Fostoria Economic...

Armed and ready

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER According to a recent report, more people seem to be locking and loading than ever before. An annual report released Friday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine indicated that more than 145,000 concealed carry permits were issued in 2013, the largest...