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FPD looking to hire three entry level officers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Division is moving ahead with its plan to put more officers on the streets. The city is currently accepting applications for qualified candidates interested in filling three entry level police officer positions. According to...
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Christmas ministry gets new drop off location

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Trinity United Brethren in Christ Church will serve as a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child this coming week at its new location on West Fremont Street. An international ministry of Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child...
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Manufacturer buys $1.2M spec building

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A big investment in Fostoria’s economic future might be pretty close to paying off. Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for an expansion project at the $1.2 million speculative building in the industrial park...
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It’s not over ’til it’s over

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER There are still 71 provisional ballots from Tuesday’s election yet to be counted in Seneca County, Mayor Eric Keckler said Wednesday. Voters on Tuesday approved a 6-mill property tax levy that officials have said is critical in providing...
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Fostoria levy passes

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It was a back-and-forth struggle all night between Fostoria’s three counties. But in the end, the fate of the city’s safety forces came down to just 50 votes. A highly debated 6-mill property tax levy narrowly passed Tuesday night...
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Campaign exceeds 50 percent of goal

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria’s 2017 campaign has already eclipsed 50 percent of its overall goal, a little more than a month after the effort began. During the third rally of the season, officials said $103,045 — about 52 percent of...
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H.O.P.E. introduces itself

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A local grassroots organization aimed at educating Fostoria on the deadly opioid epidemic introduced itself to community leaders Wednesday morning. H.O.P.E. in Fostoria (Heroin. Opioid. Prevention. Education.) hosted a kick-off event Wednesday...
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Five perish in early morning blaze

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Five bodies were recovered inside a home that caught fire early Thursday morning in Seneca County, including a cadet with Bascom Joint Fire District. Authorities have identified one of the victims of the deadly blaze as 19-year-old Austin...
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Suspicious silver van circulating social media

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria police are investigating a report of a suspicious van with out-of-state license plates that was reportedly following people throughout the city. Photographs of a large silver van with Florida plates began circulating the...
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Former Fostoria coach sentenced in sexting case

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A former staff member with Fostoria City Schools was found guilty of sending explicit photographs to students and leaving his own children in deplorable conditions. Nelson J. Cousin, 28, was found guilty of three counts of contributing to the...