Commission rejects city recovery plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In an unexpected turn, the state-appointed commission overseeing Fostoria’s fiscal stability unanimously voted Wednesday to reject the recovery plan passed by city council last month. Fostoria’s Financial Planning and Supervision...

Two sentenced in area arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two of four people indicted in connection to a string of arsons in March were recently sentenced in Wood County. Nicholas C. Hackworth, 19, 5473 N. TR 63, and Santana M. Diliberto, 19, Port Clinton, both went before Judge Robert Pollex last...

Changes to city charter grounded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One councilman’s plans to change the city charter went up in smoke Tuesday after his peers called for greater analysis into their long-term impact. Fostoria City Council declined to read a trio of amendments to the city charter proposed...

Fostoria tax credit reduction explained

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City Tax Administrator Holly Cassady spoke to city council Tuesday about how the reduction of an income tax credit will affect citizens who work out of town. Fostoria City Council recently voted to enact a 50-percent cut to a tax credit for...

Mayor clarifies recovery confusion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler met with the Review Times Thursday to clarify misconceptions regarding controversial elements of the city’s financial recovery plan. Perhaps the most notorious element of the city’s five-year recovery plan is an...

Councilman’s plan to eliminate, reduce pay for officials rejected

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One councilman’s plan to alter the compensation for Fostoria’s elected officials was thwarted by his peers Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council declined to read an proposal by At-large Councilman Mathew Davoli to eliminate pay for...

Honeywell to terminate insurance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Honeywell International will terminate health insurance for more than 800 local retirees at the end of the year, thanks to a recent ruling by a federal judge. On Friday, Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr dismissed a class action lawsuit...

Coppler auditions for ‘America’s Got Talent’

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER May Coppler dreamt of performing on “America’s Got Talent” ever since first seeing Jackie Evancho take the stage in 2010. After executives on the popular reality show caught wind of her performance at the Ohio Has Talent...

Eatmon stepping down after 17 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After 17 years, Robert Eatmon sat in on his final meeting of the Fostoria Civil Service Commission Thursday. Eatmon’s term as member of the three-person board will be complete Dec. 31. He has been an active member of the civil service...

Hospital gift shop offers wide variety of items

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A hospital gift shop is probably the last place many would think to go for their holiday shopping needs. But the folks at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital are hoping to surprise shoppers this year with a wide variety of seasonal and...