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Second sales tax holiday this weekend

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s August, which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Ohio shoppers looking to load up on supplies for the upcoming school year will get some relief this weekend thanks to the state’s second sales tax...
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Fire victims face challenges rebuilding home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victims of a fire that destroyed their home last week in the 500 block of Miller Avenue. Five adults and four teenagers lost everything after a dryer malfunction set their mobile home ablaze shortly...
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Firelands counselor explains treatment programs for addicts

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A representative of Firelands came to Fostoria Kiwanis Club Tuesday to discuss the organization’s services, as well as what the community can do to combat the growing heroin epidemic. Cassondra Diaz, licensed clinical counselor and...
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Kasich appoints 3 to commission

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday selected three prominent community members to join a seven-member committee tasked with getting Fostoria out of fiscal emergency. Eugene N. Schalk, Frank J. Kinn and Donald L. Mennel were all appointed to serve on...
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Fremont man arrested in Fostoria shooting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fremont man was arrested Saturday after police say an altercation over money led to shots fired inside Pallet Logistics. Kayree D. Jeffery, 26, of Fremont, was arrested by Fremont police Saturday and charged with felonious assault and...
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Chapman resigns as fire chief

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The decision to leave Fostoria was a difficult one for Ken Chapman. But in the end, it came down to what was best for his family. “Being in the fire and EMS service for 30 years has taught me many things,” Chapman said Wednesday....
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Council hears couple’s zoning request, more

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria couple’s plan to construct a pole barn on the edge of town took a step forward Tuesday, despite continuous opposition from one city councilman. Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday night to an application by...
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Auditor presents 2017 budget report at meeting

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City Auditor Steve Garner gave a presentation on the 2017 budget Tuesday night to provide a more simplified look at Fostoria’s finances. According to Garner’s budget projections for next year, the city is looking at an estimated...
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Ideas offered for financial problems

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Higher water bills, annexation and abolishing a tax credit were among several ideas discussed Tuesday night during an impromptu town hall meeting on the city’s financial crisis. Following the regular meeting of Fostoria Finance...
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‘Contributing to a safer Ohio’

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In an effort to keep Ohio’s communities safer, the Ohio State Highway Patrol made nearly 7,500 drug arrests throughout the first six months of 2016. From Jan. 1 through June 30, troopers made a total of 7,493 drug arrests all throughout...