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Planning commission approves site plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for a 40,000 square-foot speculative building set to go up in the industrial park on U.S. 23. Todd Jenkins, engineer with Findlay-based architectural firm Peterman Associates, was...

FLC, Trainco partner to offer CDL permits

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria Learning Center has partnered with a leading truck driving school to offer Commercial Driver’s License certificates to Fostorians looking to join the high-demand job field. Perrysburg-based Trainco Truck Driving Schools and...

Learning center could get $800,000 boost

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced Tuesday the introduction of a bill funding community improvement projects, including $800,000 to the Fostoria Learning Center. Senate Bill 310, also known as the “Capital Budget Bill,”...

Make a date with Dillinger

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Legend has it on May 3, 1934, notorious outlaw John Dillinger and his band of thieves stormed the First National Bank of Fostoria with one goal in mind: Cold, hard cash. The Dillinger Gang unleashed a hail of gunfire on both police officers...

For the love of reading

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER KANSAS — When Megan Downs first began planning Lakota Elementary School’s Literacy Fair, her hope was to have participation from at least 20 students. In the end, she had 43. “I was so excited,” said Downs, a Title I...

Wood county arson suspects indicted

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Four area men face arson and burglary charges in connection to a series of fires set late last month throughout Wood County. A Wood County grand jury handed down indictments Wednesday against Nicholas C. Hackworth, Todd A. Bollett, Santana M....

Best in flight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Decades before Rex Damschroder ever set foot inside the Ohio Statehouse, he was a 16-year-old boy piloting a Cessna 150 on an 800-mile solo flight from Wichita, Kansas to Fremont. At a time when most of his friends had yet to even get behind...

Nine arrested in arson outbreak

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Wood County Sheriff’s Office has identified a Fostoria man as one of four adults charged in connection to a string of arsons throughout the area late last month. Nicholas C. Hackworth, 18, of Fostoria, faces a charge of felony arson for...

Police thwart suicide attempt

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria police on Monday managed to safely apprehend a teen who threatened to harm himself with a machete in the 300 block of East Fremont Street. Several police responded to 326 E. Fremont St. at approximately 2:38 p.m. Monday for a reported...

Sunday blaze ruled arson

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER RISINGSUN — Risingsun police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have launched an investigation into a Sunday morning house fire they’ve officially ruled an arson. According to Risingsun Police Officer Kevin Osborne,...