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Here we snow again

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Just two weeks removed from a storm system that brought sub-zero temperatures and nearly a foot of snow to the area, round two is expected to strike this weekend. And with wind chills nearing -20 degrees and snowfall amounts of up to half a foot...

Holding police officers accountable for tests

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Civil Service Commission proposed a motion Thursday that could hold police officers financially accountable for study materials if they sign up for but do not take promotion exams. The motion, which has yet to be officially drafted, would...

Judge grants early release of Tucker

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man sentenced in September to 12 months in prison for the 2012 death of a nine-year-old boy was granted a judicial release Wednesday after serving only four months. Seneca County Judge Michael Kelbley granted the request made by George...

Councilmen opposing insurance benefit plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer An ordinance relating to elected officials’ insurance benefits again met opposition at Tuesday’s Fostoria City Council meeting. Council gave a second reading to an ordinance that, if approved, all elected officials of the city of Fostoria...

City shops for top cop

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer The search for the new top cop at Fostoria Police Department officially began Tuesday when Fostoria City Council approved a job description for the vacant chief of police position. Council suspended the three-reading rule Tuesday evening to accept...

Flores wins council seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For the first time in a decade, Fostoria’s Second Ward will be represented by someone other than Paul Feasel. During Tuesday’s meeting, Fostoria City Council appointed Greg Flores as the newest representative of the city ward. Flores, who...

Fostoria students carry on ‘The Dream’

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., five Fostoria students were recognized Monday for award-winning essays centered around the famed “I have a dream” speech. Fostoria students Ashley Little, a first-grader at...

Selling the city

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer The presence of a new year often brings a sense of renewal or rebirth to those looking for a fresh start. With a focus now set on putting the city on the map, the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has decided to head in a different...

Judge delays his decision on Tucker release

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man sentenced to 12 months in prison for the 2012 death of a nine-year-old boy will have to wait before learning if he’ll receive an early release. Seneca County Judge Michael Kelbley did not make a ruling Wednesday on a request...

Dog license deadline looms

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s that time of year again. For two days only, Jan. 24 and 31, the Seneca County Dog Warden’s office will be selling dog licenses in Fostoria. Dog licenses can be purchased from noon to 4:30 p.m. both days on the second floor of the...