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METRICH raids Tiffin Street home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Charges are pending against a pair of Fostoria residents Wednesday after local law enforcement executed a drug-related search warrant at a house on West Tiffin Street. The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with...

Second man pleads guilty in string of Wood County arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Port Clinton man charged earlier this year in a string of arson fires in Wood County recently pleaded guilty to three of his initial 15 charges. Bret N.D. Phillabaum, 21, appeared before Judge Robert Pollex in Wood County Court of Common...

Gates go down on rail park camping

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday pumped the brakes on plans to open a short-term campsite near the rail park. Council voted 5-0 to table a request by the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society to re-zone 420 Columbus Ave. to allow temporary...

Fostoria business district expanded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials are hoping the Fostoria Learning Center will lead the long-overdue renaissance of a downtown that has struggled to grow for many years. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the expansion of the city’s central business...

Fostoria to seek 1,800 tons of salt for winter roadways

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Temperatures may still be in the 80s, but the city of Fostoria is already planning its defense against Old Man Winter. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider an ordinance authorizing interim Safety Service Director Lewie Ekleberry...

Wayne Post Office closes due to building condition

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER WAYNE — Village residents have been without a local post office since August, and officials say it could be another two months before the facility reopens its doors. Operations at the Wayne Post Office were temporarily suspended Aug. 1...

32nd annual toy run roars through Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Hundreds of motorcycles will tear up nearly 100 miles of road for a good cause this Saturday as ABATE of Ohio hosts its 32nd annual Toy Run. Sign-up will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reineke Ford Lincoln, 12000 County Road 99 in Findlay, where...

Dates set for Fostoria Halloween festivities

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Boils and ghouls of all ages are invited to attend the city of Fostoria’s annual Halloween festivities later next month. Fostoria’s little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will haunt the streets in search of candy a...

Mayor: No complaints received

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While Mayor Eric Keckler’s one-year ban on medical marijuana was met with an overwhelmingly negative response online, no one has directly contacted the city with complaints. Fostoria City Council unanimously approved a 12-month freeze on...

Jobs, education and drugs topics of forum

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Workforce development, higher education and the heroin epidemic were key topics of discussion Friday when three state legislators visited Fostoria to discuss policy with area professionals. State Senator Randy Gardner joined Representatives...