Herbalife set to open here

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When Adrienne Tucker first bought into the Herbalife diet one year ago, she was a borderline diabetic with frequent bouts of asthma. Twelve months later and 22 pounds lighter, her dedication to “great nutrition in a cup” is paying off in...

Sprang defends Common Core standards

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang defended federal education standards Monday night, saying they are a step in the right direction. During Monday’s Fostoria City Schools Board of Education meeting, Sprang campaigned for the...

BOE trims $75,000 in debt

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Taxpayers will soon reap the benefits of nearly $75,000 in savings from the local public school system. Fostoria City Schools Board of Education approved a resolution Monday refinancing the remaining balance of district debt resulting from...

Help on heroin

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Seneca County’s growing heroin epidemic was put into perspective Wednesday evening as a local detective provided startling statistics on area drug crime. Fostoria Police Det. Gabe Wedge of the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement...

Detour ahead

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin an extensive pipeline-replacement project today, closing one lane of Countyline Street for roughly one month. The easterly northbound lane of Countyline Street between North and Elm streets will be closed for about 4...

Council backs state’s Issue 1

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Due to the continuing need of assistance for infrastructure projects throughout Ohio, city officials are asking voters to support a statewide program for communities such as Fostoria. Fostoria City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday night urging...

BOE OKs land sale

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Board of Education gave a green light Monday to the sale of district-owned land, allowing a local church to expand. During the Monday meeting/work session, the board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of land located at...

Farmers’ Market seeking a good crop of vendors

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Members of the Fostoria Garden Club are still seeking vendors for the 2014 season of the Fostoria Farmers’ Market. The fourth annual Fostoria Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on designated Saturdays throughout the spring and...

Pool safety examined

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Summertime safety was the focus of discussion at Thursday afternoon’s meeting of Fostoria Planning Commission. The group unanimously passed a motion Thursday seeking an amendment to a current ordinance setting height requirements for...

BOE member resigns post

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Just 38 days into her new term as a member of the Seneca County Board of Elections, Janet Leahy officially resigned Monday. In an April 4 letter to Secretary of State Jon Husted, Leahy announced her resignation, saying her ability to perform her...