Committee curbing parking problem

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A pair of Fostoria’s most highly-trafficked streets may soon become a whole lot less crowded thanks to a few outspoken residents. Fostoria City Council’s Law and Ordinance Committee proposed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting all...

Owe the city more than $200 in taxes?

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is hoping to get the word out about a big change many taxpayers can expect to face this year. Beginning with tax year 2016, anyone who owes $200 or more in municipal income taxes not withheld will be required to file a...

Gift honors memory of beloved Elmwood athlete

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER As spectators filed out of Elmwood High School’s gymnasium on Feb. 19, 7-year-old Marshal Taft walked onto the court and presented Trevor Solether with a very special gift. In one arm, a card with a hand-written note. In the other, a...

City Council eyes $1.2M spec building

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A $1.2 million speculative building will be the next major investment in Fostoria’s economic future as officials work to bring more jobs to the city. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday gave a first reading to a $1.2 million loan from the...

Money on their minds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Finance Committee met with officials Wednesday to better understand the city’s budgeting process and how the sizable deficit in the general fund came to be. City Auditor Steve Garner fielded several questions from finance...

Officer back to work after OVI arrest

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Officer Justin Kiser returned to work Monday for the first time since his drunk driving arrest earlier this month. Police Chief Keith Loreno said Kiser has been place on administrative duty for the time being as he appeals a...

FEDC, Chamber strong in 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Renee Smith doesn’t require much sleep nowadays. And her work as president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation throughout the last year is a reflection of the “110 percent” she said she gives each and every time she...

Nye’s shooting suspect faces 13 felony charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man charged with shooting a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park late last month has been indicted on 13 charges by the Wood County Grand Jury. Terrance R. J. Williamson, 34, of Toledo, was indicted Wednesday on two...

FPD strengthens service to community

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Review Times is publishing its annual Community Update in Friday’s newspaper. The 16-page special section includes stories and photos of the progress the city, schools, industries and businesses have made in the past year. The story below is a...

City is seeing red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the second time this month, Fostoria Finance Committee grilled City Auditor Steve Garner over a massive year-end deficit he has called a “moving target.” Garner, who has become a lightning rod for the growing frustration over...