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...

New business lights downtown

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER This weekend, a new business will look to brighten your day and warm your heart. The Crafty Cottage, LLC., a new retail store specializing in homemade, hand-crafted candles, incense, diffusers and other home accents, will open the doors of its East...

On your mark, get set…

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER To his family and closest friends, Jeff Shiff was always active. An avid runner, he could often be found jogging at local parks, city reservoirs and at the community YMCA. So when Jeff lost his battle with colon cancer in 2008, the Shiff family...

Council backs FEDC

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Economic development was the top priority Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council approved two ordinances aimed at bringing more jobs to the city. Council suspended the three-reading rule and approved a $50,000 loan from the Revolving Loan Fund to...

Energy option gets final reading

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council will host a public hearing this evening to gain input regarding the use of wind energy systems within the city. Up for a third reading is an ordinance that, if passed, would establish a section in the city’s codified...

Suspect pleads not guilty to store robbery

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The man accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store at gunpoint last month entered a plea of not guilty out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court Friday. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, appeared before Judge Michael P. Kelbley Friday...

An illness that goes ‘mump’ in the night

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER While central Ohio is swelling with an outbreak of mumps, the Fostoria area remains free and clear, health officials said Thursday. An outbreak of the viral illness originated from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus and has recently spread...