Local ghosthunters on quest for funds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s own paranormal investigators are hoping to turn their passion for ghost hunting into a series of homegrown documentaries. Fostoria Paranormal Investigations launched an online fundraising campaign Monday to help jumpstart a...

Kauffman looks to retain council president seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER If Steve Kauffman gets his wish, he’ll be sticking around as president of Fostoria City Council. At least for another four years. Kauffman told the Review Times Monday he has been hard at work collecting signatures for his petition for...

Changes to city income tax

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A reduced tax credit for people who work out of town is just one change local taxpayers should consider when preparing to file their tax returns this year. Holly Cassady, city tax administrator, said Fostoria City Council’s decision to...

Commission rejects city recovery plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In an unexpected turn, the state-appointed commission overseeing Fostoria’s fiscal stability unanimously voted Wednesday to reject the recovery plan passed by city council last month. Fostoria’s Financial Planning and Supervision...

Two sentenced in area arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two of four people indicted in connection to a string of arsons in March were recently sentenced in Wood County. Nicholas C. Hackworth, 19, 5473 N. TR 63, and Santana M. Diliberto, 19, Port Clinton, both went before Judge Robert Pollex last...

Changes to city charter grounded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One councilman’s plans to change the city charter went up in smoke Tuesday after his peers called for greater analysis into their long-term impact. Fostoria City Council declined to read a trio of amendments to the city charter proposed...

Fostoria tax credit reduction explained

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City Tax Administrator Holly Cassady spoke to city council Tuesday about how the reduction of an income tax credit will affect citizens who work out of town. Fostoria City Council recently voted to enact a 50-percent cut to a tax credit for...

Mayor clarifies recovery confusion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler met with the Review Times Thursday to clarify misconceptions regarding controversial elements of the city’s financial recovery plan. Perhaps the most notorious element of the city’s five-year recovery plan is an...

Honeywell to terminate insurance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Honeywell International will terminate health insurance for more than 800 local retirees at the end of the year, thanks to a recent ruling by a federal judge. On Friday, Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr dismissed a class action lawsuit...

Councilman’s plan to eliminate, reduce pay for officials rejected

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One councilman’s plan to alter the compensation for Fostoria’s elected officials was thwarted by his peers Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council declined to read an proposal by At-large Councilman Mathew Davoli to eliminate pay for...