Kreais calls it a day

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After more than three decades as a public servant with the city of Fostoria, Mike Kreais is calling it a day. Kreais will work his final shift as Fostoria Street Department foreman June 26, retiring after 31½ years of service. A...

‘Therapy for All’ nears finish line

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Exactly two years after breaking ground on a $1.2 million therapy center, Good Shepherd Home will unveil Therapy for All to the public. The 725 Columbus Ave. facility will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday to showcase the...

‘History of Fostoria’ director to produce first feature film

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Through film, Matt Erman has helped recreate some of the most defining moments in Fostoria’s history. Now, the architect behind “The History of Fostoria” DVD trilogy is preparing to embark on his first venture into narrative...

City projects updated

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler on Tuesday presented members of Fostoria City Council with an update on a pair of key city projects — one under way and one recently completed. The long-awaited Stearns Road widening project kicked off May 11, and the...

Reimbursements return Fostoria to positive numbers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, City Auditor Steve Garner presented members of Fostoria Finance Committee with something they haven’t seen in a while — a balanced general fund. The city’s general fund ended the month of April with a positive...

Tipster awarded for role in fatal arson arrests

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A key witness in last year’s fatal arson on South Poplar Street was rewarded Thursday for leading police straight to the three suspects involved. James Ball received a $2,500 Blue Ribbon Arson Committee Reward from the State Fire...

City estimates $6.1M in revenues for 2016

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite a steady, yet dramatic drop in revenue throughout the past eight years, city officials are confident they can maintain business as usual heading into 2016. Just before the Great Recession drained pocketbooks all across the country, the...

Hart Avenue fight reports disputed

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Individuals named in connection with a May 10 brawl-turned-crash on Hart Avenue are disputing reports regarding their roles in the incident. Hannah Heckathorn, 18, approached the Review Times late last week regarding published reports of her...

City OKs parking expansion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved a proposed parking expansion at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s West Fourth Street medical center. Meyer + Bates Associates LLC — a Perrysburg-based architectural firm...

FPD strives to stay ahead of the curve

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Be proactive, not reactive. The phrase — on its own, a rather simple one — has been a key principle behind Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno’s ambitions ever since he traded fire engine red for navy blue last May. Since...