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...

Here we snow again

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Just two weeks removed from a storm system that brought sub-zero temperatures and nearly a foot of snow to the area, round two is expected to strike this weekend. And with wind chills nearing -20 degrees and snowfall amounts of up to half a foot...

Holding police officers accountable for tests

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Civil Service Commission proposed a motion Thursday that could hold police officers financially accountable for study materials if they sign up for but do not take promotion exams. The motion, which has yet to be officially drafted, would...

Judge grants early release of Tucker

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man sentenced in September to 12 months in prison for the 2012 death of a nine-year-old boy was granted a judicial release Wednesday after serving only four months. Seneca County Judge Michael Kelbley granted the request made by George...

Councilmen opposing insurance benefit plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer An ordinance relating to elected officials’ insurance benefits again met opposition at Tuesday’s Fostoria City Council meeting. Council gave a second reading to an ordinance that, if approved, all elected officials of the city of Fostoria...

City shops for top cop

By BRIAN BOHNERT staff writer The search for the new top cop at Fostoria Police Department officially began Tuesday when Fostoria City Council approved a job description for the vacant chief of police position. Council suspended the three-reading rule Tuesday evening to accept...

Flores wins council seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For the first time in a decade, Fostoria’s Second Ward will be represented by someone other than Paul Feasel. During Tuesday’s meeting, Fostoria City Council appointed Greg Flores as the newest representative of the city ward. Flores, who...