Schools, teachers OK new contract

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER In a strong showing of a district-first mentality, Fostoria City Schools and the local teachers’ union successfully negotiated a new contract Monday night, agreeing to a zero percent wage increase for the next two years. During a regular...

A cause for pause

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It was 1967 and Helen Pervine was pregnant by a man who was not her husband. At some point during the 90-mile drive to the abortion clinic, something changed her mind. The product of an affair between a married white woman and her African American...

The final sermon

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For Pastor Donald Goodwin, the morning of May 25 will be much more than just another Sunday spreading the good news. After nearly 35 years of dedicated service to the city of Fostoria, the longtime pastor will cement his legacy and deliver his final...

Summer fun nears

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER After four decades of bringing family, friends and alumni together, the St. Wendelin Festival is officially “over the hill” and ready to delight Fostorians young and old for another 40 years. The 41st annual St. Wendelin Festival will...

New business is making ‘Connexions’

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When Joe Johnson recalls his experiences as a defensive powerhouse for both the Fostoria Redmen and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he fondly remembers the solidarity he felt with his brothers in uniform. The colors, whether red and black or blue and...

Columbia Gas lays out plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening highlighting the company’s current pipeline-replacement project taking place in Fostoria. Those who have noticed a slew of neon vests and orange cones along a stretch of North...

Circle K bandit pleads guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The suspect accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store in February is awaiting sentencing out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, withdrew his former plea of not guilty and entered a written, negotiated...

It’s official

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s official. After two years, Fostoria Police Department has its new top cop. Keith Loreno was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police Tuesday night during a meeting of Fostoria City Council. Loreno, who has served as chief of...

Letter carrier food drive set Saturday

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can stop the men and women of the United States Postal Service from swift completion of their appointed rounds. Later this week, letter carriers all across the country will make their appointed rounds...

Charges pending against bar owners

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Criminal charges are pending against the owners of a local restaurant after failing to renew the state-issued liquor license for more than three months. Officers from the Ohio Investigative Unit in Toledo removed alcohol and business proceeds from...