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Family Video to lease portion of Fostoria site

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Family Video plans to lease a portion of its Perry Street location in hopes of converting a surplus floor space into extra revenue. Scott Westberg, regional manager for Family Video, said the company is seeking a tenant to lease a portion of...
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Jury trial set for stabbing suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A jury trial has been scheduled for one of the two teens charged in the stabbing death of 18-year-old D’Andre L. Gehring earlier this year. Arlando C. Crowe, 18, was charged with obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, for his role...
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Sparks fly at heated city council meeting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tensions among members of Fostoria City Council came to a head Tuesday as discussions about a proposed change to the charter devolved into name calling. The clash revolved around a proposed change to the city charter that would allow council...
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Council considers loan to bring vet clinic into city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday night to a $340,000 loan to help bring an area veterinary clinic into the city. The owner of Tri-County Veterinary Clinic is planning a $1.7 million investment into Stacy’s Place, 625...
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Online romance used to scam others

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s not uncommon for two people to meet online and fall in love without ever really seeing each other’s faces. But just as quickly as a social media romance can blossom, it can also turn into an elaborate con where scammers prey...
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Benefit to help family fund service dog

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nine-year-old Chase Long and his dog Zoe are inseparable. And that’s a good thing because the 1-year-old goldendoodle’s role in the young boy’s life is about to become a whole lot more significant. Chase has cerebral palsy...
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Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One of the two teens charged in the stabbing death of 18-year-old D’Andre L. Gehring earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Arlando C. Crowe, 18, appeared before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff for an...
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Fostoria police investigating coach

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria City Schools staff member has been placed on paid leave while an investigation into his conduct is underway. Superintendent Andrew Sprang on Tuesday confirmed Nelson Cousin, an assistant track and cross country coach at Fostoria...
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Recovery plan levy closer to ballot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A proposed increase in property taxes got one step closer to the fall ballot Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council adopted a new financial recovery plan. Sealed with a 5-2 vote, the plan includes a 6-mill property tax levy that will go before...
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Community members speak up at meeting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Several members of the community made their presence known Thursday night, expressing concern over how the city’s financial recovery plan would impact economic development in Fostoria. A deadlocked Fostoria City Council gave the latest...