Fostoria facing tight 2016 budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is facing a very tight budget for the 2016 fiscal year. So tight, in fact, one might just be able to hear squeaks coming from the second floor of the Municipal Building. Fostoria City Council adopted the 2016 budget on...

Businesses booming here

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER According to a recent workforce study conducted by Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, 27 local businesses reported adding collectively a total of nearly 300 new employees within the last year. On Tuesday, FEDC President Renee Smith...
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Give bees a chance

Editor’s note: The following story appeared in Thursday’s edition of the Review Times. However, it is appearing again due to technical issues. By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about bees. Honeybees, that is. More...
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Give bees a chance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about bees. Honeybees, that is. More specifically, the disappearance of the vital species. According to a recent survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, commercial beekeepers throughout the...

Pastor delivers brief sermon on supporting police

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A longtime champion of Fostoria police took to city council Tuesday, calling for widespread support of local law enforcement at a time when officers across the nation are coming under fire. The Rev. Donald Goodwin gave a brief sermon, of...
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Kreais calls it a day

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After more than three decades as a public servant with the city of Fostoria, Mike Kreais is calling it a day. Kreais will work his final shift as Fostoria Street Department foreman June 26, retiring after 31½ years of service. A...
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‘Therapy for All’ nears finish line

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Exactly two years after breaking ground on a $1.2 million therapy center, Good Shepherd Home will unveil Therapy for All to the public. The 725 Columbus Ave. facility will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday to showcase the...
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‘History of Fostoria’ director to produce first feature film

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Through film, Matt Erman has helped recreate some of the most defining moments in Fostoria’s history. Now, the architect behind “The History of Fostoria” DVD trilogy is preparing to embark on his first venture into narrative...

City projects updated

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler on Tuesday presented members of Fostoria City Council with an update on a pair of key city projects — one under way and one recently completed. The long-awaited Stearns Road widening project kicked off May 11, and the...

Reimbursements return Fostoria to positive numbers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, City Auditor Steve Garner presented members of Fostoria Finance Committee with something they haven’t seen in a while — a balanced general fund. The city’s general fund ended the month of April with a positive...