Fostoria Metropolitan Airport awarded best in state

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Metropolitan Airport was recently honored by the Ohio Aviation Association as the best in the state for 2016. During its annual conference in Columbus last week, the OAA presented Fostoria Metropolitan Airport Manager David Sniffen...

Wood County arson suspects plead not guilty to charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The four men arrested in connection to a string of arson fires in Wood County late last month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Nicholas C. Hackworth, Todd A. Bollett, Santana M. Diliberto and Brett N.D. Phillabaum entered not guilty...

Seven await fire exam results

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seven Fostoria firefighters who recently took promotional exams to become either a captain or lieutenant will likely know their scores sooner than later. During an informal meeting of Fostoria Civil Service Commission on Thursday, Fire Chief...

Kiser’s OVI reduced to reckless op

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One of the two Fostoria police officers charged with drunk driving earlier this year was found guilty Monday on a reduced charge. Justin W. Kiser, 34, was found guilty Monday of one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a...

Fostoria teen charged

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria teen arrested for bringing a BB gun onto the campus of Fostoria Junior/Senior High School Tuesday afternoon was charged with violating the Safe Schools Act. The boy, 13, appeared in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Wednesday for...

Construction to begin on res upgrades

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning next week, construction will kick off on extensive upgrades to a popular fishing spot on the west side of town. Fifteen months after officials received a $118,095 grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a series of...

Chicken clause has council clucking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The last time a chicken crossed the road in Fostoria, Zoning Inspector Sandy Coleman almost hit it with her car. “I was driving down Lytle Street doing my inspections one afternoon and, all of the sudden, I look and there’s a...

Teen carries gun onto Fostoria school grounds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria teen is facing charges after allegedly carrying a weapon onto school grounds Tuesday afternoon. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, a 13-year-old boy was arrested late Tuesday afternoon for possessing a pistol-like BB...

City hopes to land $76,584 airport grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave officials the green light Tuesday to seek bids for an airfield pavement marking project at Fostoria Metropolitan Airport. With a unanimous, 7-0 vote, council voted to suspend the three-reading rule and fast track the...

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...