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City officials begin search for Davoli replacement

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The future of Mathew Davoli’s now-vacant seat on Fostoria City Council will be a little clearer tonight as officials begin the search for his replacement. Davoli resigned as an at-large member of city council Thursday morning to support...
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Oh, snap! Snapchat’s map feature raises safety concerns

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new feature on a popular social media app allows people to see exactly where you are, and it’s raising some serious safety concerns. Snapchat recently launched its new Snap Map feature, which uses your phone’s GPS to show your...
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Davoli resigns from Fostoria City Council

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Councilman Mathew Davoli has resigned from his post to support an ill family member overseas. Davoli made the announcement Wednesday in a story published in an out-of-town newspaper, saying someone in his wife’s family is...
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Tim Hortons construction pushed back

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Unforeseen construction costs have forced the owners of Fostoria’s Tim Hortons to push back the start date on the long-awaited project. Mayor Eric Keckler on Tuesday said he recently spoke with representatives of Rensko Holdings LLC and...
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Fostoria tax hike inches closer to November ballot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A proposed 6-mill property tax increase got one step closer to the fall ballot Thursday night, despite opposition from one councilman. Fostoria City Council on Thursday heard a second reading of an ordinance declaring the necessity of the tax...
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Tax season bumps up general fund

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s most-recent tax collections provided a bit of relief to the general fund, shortening the deficit by nearly $100,000. On Thursday, City Auditor Steve Garner told Fostoria Finance Committee the tax season reduced the shortfall...
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City tax levy to get 2nd reading

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council will hear a second reading tonight of an ordinance declaring the necessity of a proposed 6-mill property tax levy. City officials are preparing to place the levy on the ballot for the Nov. 7 general election as part of an...
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Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The teen accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring outside Fostoria Townhouses earlier this year pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday. Cristian M. Brown, 18, of Pittsburgh, entered a plea of not guilty to...
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Mayor: Despite delays, Tim Hortons still a go

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite widespread rumors, city officials are saying there’s no indication Tim Hortons is bailing on its plans for a Fostoria location. Westerville-based investment firm Rensko Holdings LLC purchased several residential properties on...
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Sissy’s Donuts closing Friday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Sissy’s Donuts will close its doors this week, four months after first opening for business. The owners of the local coffee and donut shop, which opened at 821 Sandusky St. on Feb. 29, said the business would close for good this Friday...