Jobs, education and drugs topics of forum

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Workforce development, higher education and the heroin epidemic were key topics of discussion Friday when three state legislators visited Fostoria to discuss policy with area professionals. State Senator Randy Gardner joined Representatives...

Tim Hortons gets final OK for new site

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for the future Tim Hortons restaurant on North Countyline Street. The 1,980 square-foot Tim Hortons restaurant and drive-thru officially received its new address of 918 N....

Rail group hopes to set up short-term camper parking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Rail Preservation Society is in the early stages of opening a short-term camp site for tourists traveling to the city’s rail park in trailers and RVs. On Aug. 11, Fostoria Planning Commission approved a re-zoning application for...

Fostoria puts out medical marijuana

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Medical marijuana may become legal in the state of Ohio on Thursday, but it won’t in Fostoria. At least, not anytime soon. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a one-year freeze on the cultivation, processing and sale of...

Band director to lead city council

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Band Director Steve Kauffman was named interim president of Fostoria City Council Tuesday night, effective until 2017. Kauffman was appointed to the position Tuesday by Mayor Eric Keckler, who had initially approached him...

Veterans can get access to care closer to home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER ProMedica is now offering area veterans an option for quality health care without the long waits and lengthy commutes they may be used to. The Toledo-based company launched ProMedica Veteran Connection on June 1 with the goal of giving...

Planning Commission to meet Thursday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission will meet next week to approve the site plan for the proposed Tim Hortons restaurant on North Countyline Street. The commission will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to review a site plan submitted by Rensko Holding LLC, of...

Fostoria’s $1.2M spec building nears completion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A 40,000-square-foot speculative building said to be one of the latest big investments in Fostoria’s economic future is nearing its completion. Renee Smith, president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, said the $1.2 million...

Fostoria Police hosting community forum

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Police Chief Keith Loreno often finds himself disheartened by the attitudes some parents convey to their children about police officers in the community. “You’ll have a mother or father with their child and they’ll see a...

City Civil Service Comm. announces firefighter test dates

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is again looking to compile a roster of potential firefighters for its annual eligibility list, joining the police department on its own search. Fostoria Civil Service Commission on Thursday announced tentative dates for...