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Fostoria alumna to take reins at Longfellow

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Kelli Bauman will have some pretty big shoes to fill come this fall. But as the new principal of Longfellow Elementary School, she is hoping the lessons she learned from her predecessor will guide her down a path of success for the continued growth...

Seneca Co. Fair to begin

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s “city meets country” this week as the 172nd annual Seneca County Fair kicks off Monday, boasting a full week of exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The 2014 installment of the Seneca County...

Smith to lead FEDC

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) named its new face of operations Thursday. Renee Smith, the city’s current grants writer, will assume her new duties as FEDC president Aug. 1, taking over for interim director, Dennis Hellmann....

Elmwood mourns death of student

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The Elmwood Local Schools family is reeling this week after one of its own suddenly passed away. Elmwood seventh-grader Mackenzie Shaffer died early this week, succumbing to a sudden illness. In an email sent to the Review Times Wednesday afternoon,...

Budget takes slow track to approval

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER With two seats left unoccupied Tuesday, Fostoria City Council was forced to put time-sensitive legislation on a slow track to approval. Council excused the absences of 2nd Ward Representative Greg Flores and At-Large Representative Dave Bettenhausen...

Officials frustrated by grand jury ruling

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER City officials expressed frustration Tuesday regarding the Seneca County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict a Fostoria man accused of assaulting his infant daughter last month. Michael A. Vain, 51, 423 Stadium Drive, was arrested June 3 after...

Charges dismissed in alleged assault of infant

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Charges were dismissed against a Fostoria man arrested for allegedly assaulting his infant daughter last month. Seneca County Grand Jury ruled there was insufficient evidence to indict Michael A. Vain, 51, 423 Stadium Drive, on a third-degree felony...

Suspect in fatal shooting in court

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The plea date for one of the three suspects charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Fostoria girl has been rescheduled. Tyson Ogg, 18, transient, went before Seneca County Judge Steve C. Shuff Monday for a pretrial/plea hearing. Ogg...

Pipeline project progresses

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Columbia Gas of Ohio is nearing completion of its pipeline-replacement project that began this spring in Fostoria. Jason Copsey, external affairs specialist for Columbia Gas, said crews recently replaced the main line from Elm Street to Tiffin Street...

Event tickets still available

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Tickets are still available for several events taking place next week during Fostoria’s annual summertime celebration. SummerFest, formerly the Fostoria Glass Heritage Festival, received an overhaul this year, undergoing a reinvention of sorts...