City gets grant to demolish blight

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria has been awarded nearly $300,000 in grant money for neighborhood improvement through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. During Tuesday’s Seneca County commissioners meeting, Commissioner Fred Zoeller announced...

Helpful neighbor in need of help

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Risingsun man who has spent a lifetime helping his neighbors is now in need of help himself. “He’s a really good guy,” said Tammy Dean of her husband, Tim Dean. “He’s really kind and he always puts everybody before...

Gasoline leak evacuates homes

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A number of McCutchenville residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday evening after a report of a gasoline leak at a South Ohio 53 fuel station. Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said the leak occurred at the...

Stearns project gets on the road

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The long-awaited Stearns Road improvement project got one step closer to commencement Tuesday night as Fostoria City Council gave first reading to a contract between the city and Perry Township. The improvement and maintenance agreement between the...

City ends year in the black

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The city budget was the key focus of Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria Finance Committee as the books were officially closed on 2013. City Auditor Steve Garner gave his report for the 2013 year Tuesday, presenting his analysis of the annual...

Drug task force gets $112K grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services will award the METRICH Enforcement Unit more than $100,000 in grant money Monday for the 2014 calendar year. A check for $112,500 in Edward R. Byrne Memorial Justice...

School safety strategies

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Student safety was the topic of discussion Thursday as more than 40 people, including police officers, firefighters, city officials and educators gathered under one roof to discuss the Safe Schools Initiative. Representatives from Fostoria City...

Get your game on

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Gamers young and old unite. Fostorians looking for retro and next-generation video games no longer need to travel outside city limits. Game Over opened Jan. 20 at 117 S. Main St., offering new and used games, consoles, accessories and collectibles...

Area’s college-bound grads lacking in math, English

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER According to a new report from the Ohio Board of Regents, 40 percent of high school graduates in 2012 needed remedial math or English classes when pursuing higher education. The report, released in December, examined Ohio high school graduates who...

Two courts, one community

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer Judge Mark Repp spoke Monday on the newly-created Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, offering a glimpse behind the curtain at what brought the two neighboring communities together for a more comprehensive justice system. During Monday afternoon’s...