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Mow or owe

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER If the owners of Fostoria’s vacant properties don’t start mowing their lawns soon, the city will do it for them. But the city’s lawn care services do not come cheap. On April 21, 2015, Fostoria City Council adopted an...
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2 arrested on drug charges moved to Wood County court

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria men arrested on drug charges at Nye’s Trailer Park late last month had their cases bound over to Wood County Court of Common Pleas. Chester Pettaway Jr., 37, and Cedric L. Yarbrough, 34, were arrested June 16 after officers...
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Mind your beeswax

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER There was quite a bit of buzz about bees coming from the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Wednesday evening. Fostoria beekeeper Sue Rhodes gave a presentation on the fuzzy little pollinators to a packed hive of more than 30 people in the...
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2017 budget leaves city $1.6M in the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER According to the latest budget projections for 2017, Fostoria is slated to end next year about $1.6 million in the red. City Auditor Steve Garner presented Fostoria’s 2017 budget Tuesday night during a public hearing inside the Municipal...

Grievances many, but no solutions

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER When Mayor Eric Keckler proposed town hall meetings to gain public input on the city’s financial crisis, he hoped citizens would bring their own ideas to the table. And much like the first meeting two weeks ago, grievances were many but...
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City council president resigns

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Longtime public servant Dave Clark resigned as president of Fostoria City Council Tuesday as he enters hospice care with stage 4 lung cancer. A native Fostorian, Clark was diagnosed with cancer on July 18, 2014. Just days later, he reluctantly...
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Fireworks: Dangerous, illegal

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This weekend, Fostoria Police Department expects to be overwhelmed with fireworks-related complaints as citizens celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. Under Ohio law, citizens are prohibited from setting off fireworks in the state, unless...
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Twin brothers sentenced to indefinite stay at correction facility

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Twin brothers charged in a series of Wood County arson fires were sentenced Wednesday to an indefinite stay at a juvenile correctional facility in Sandusky. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile...
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Burglary unfolds into drug probe

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A rapidly-unfolding investigation into an unreported burglary led Fostoria police directly to a number of suspected drugs hidden inside an East Crocker Street home Tuesday night. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno commended his officers...
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Coffee, donuts and car parts coming to Countyline

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons is coming to Fostoria. Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the rezoning of five properties on North Countyline Street, which will become the new home of popular coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons. The...