Golden Apple Awards return

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For more than a century, students have been giving their teachers a shiny, fresh apple as a sign of appreciation and respect. Red Delicious, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Fuji — all have, at one time or another, graced the desk or chalkboard...

Let’s get this party started!

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bring on the beads! Next month, the spirit of New Orleans will come to life in Seneca County as an area organization commemorates the 140th anniversary of Mardi Gras. Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Greater Fostoria Community...

Dog licenses available in Fostoria Friday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This year, area dog owners will have an extra day to register their pups without incurring a late fee. The dog wardens of Seneca and Wood counties will be in Fostoria Friday to sell 2015 dog licenses to residents before the Feb. 2 deadline....

Chamber marks 100 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Someone once told Sally McDonald that being a new chamber of commerce director is like being the new doctor in town. “If you liked your old doctor — and they’ve been giving you the ‘all is good’ — no matter...

Online water billing makes a splash

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Continuing its move into the 21st Century, Fostoria now has an online system residents can use to pay their municipal water bills. By visiting the city’s website — www.fostoriaohio.gov — residents utilizing Fostoria’s...

Public safety enters the next generation

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved $139,000 in capital improvements for this year. Projects include a state-of-the-art upgrade to Fostoria Police Department’s records-management system. ProPhoenix, a fully-integrated software...

Clark ready to fight new fight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER On July 18, former city council clerk David Clark was diagnosed with cancer. Days later, Clark reluctantly resigned from the civil position he had for eight years so he could battle the debilitating disease. “I stopped everything I had...

Keckler looks to seek second term in office

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler announced Wednesday his intention to run for re-election in 2016. Keckler said his decision to vie for a second term in the mayor’s office comes out of his deep love for his hometown and his desire to continue the...

Board hires new director

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The new face of Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce had her first official day on the job Tuesday. Sally McDonald was hired as the new executive director of the chamber last week. She serves as the direct successor to Pamela Smith, who announced...