FEDC back to its roots

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation’s first ever executive director has returned to help steer the organization he worked to create into its next generation. Dennis Hellmann was hired as FEDC’s interim director earlier this week to...

Live, learn and earn in Fostoria

Editor’s note: Following is one of several stories in today’s edition highlighting the progress the Fostoria community made in the past year, as well as the direction it is moving in for 2014. More CommunityUpdate stories can be found in the B and C section of...

Fund set up for city fire victims

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Pamela and Maynard Eatherton had only lived at 533 S. Main St. for less than two months when a grease fire roared through their residence Feb. 11, taking everything they had. Clothes, furniture, electronics and even toys for their two young...

Officer honored for life-saving efforts

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Officer Cory Brian was honored Tuesday for saving the lives of two people this past year. During Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria City Council, Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks and Mayor Eric Keckler presented Brian with...

Numbers tell the story

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City Auditor Steve Garner regaled members of Fostoria Finance Committee Tuesday night on how the recent recession has impacted the local economy over recent years. During the meeting, Garner gave his line-item reports for both city revenues and...

Snowy sidewalks draw council’s ire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Keeping Fostoria’s sidewalks clear of snow was the hot topic of discussion during Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria City Council. At-Large Representative Thomas Lake asked the administration, and his fellow council members to look into...

It’s time for Mardi Gras

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Later this month, the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans are coming to Seneca County. Tickets are now on sale for the 13th annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza. The foundation’s yearly fundraiser will take...

Reineke running for 88th district

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A member of the Reineke Family Dealerships will file as a Republican write-in candidate today to represent the 88th House of Representatives District. Bill Reineke, son of dealership founder William Reineke Sr., announced he will seek the Republican...

Ruling: Gas leak caused explosion

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Officials with Bettsville Volunteer Fire Department confirmed Friday a natural gas leak was the cause of a residential explosion early Thursday morning. Bettsville Fire Chief James Maglosky said the explosion that destroyed 101 Monroe St.,...

Rep. Damschroder withdraws candidacy after signature error

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) withdrew his candidacy for reelection to his seat this week after discovering a technical error in his petition. Damschroder, who represents the state’s 88th district, said he was supposed to sign the...