Downtown development director resigns

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Robert Jimison resigned as director of downtown development and tourism for Fostoria Economic Development Corporation Thursday after six months on the job. Jimison was hired into the newly created position in March and started the job in May...

MLB pitcher Blevins to take polar plunge

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins will take a dip in the icy waters of Lake Lamberjack this weekend to help raise money for local families in need. Blevins, an Arcadia High School graduate and Findlay resident, will participate in the 4th...

Wayne’s village Post Office to resume operations

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Wayne Post Office could reopen as early as next week after more than $10,000 in renovations were completed on the century-old structure. Staten Middleton, the attorney handling the estate of deceased property owners Beryl and Joan Stewart,...

Merry KISSmas

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER When KISS tribute band Detroit Rock City takes the stage tonight at Venue 18, it promises to be a spectacle unlike anything Fostoria has ever seen. “Most other KISS tributes don’t do what we’re going to be doing,” said...

Fort Wayne Metals buys Filmtec

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The relationship between Filmtec and Fort Wayne Metals dates back four decades when Henry Hollingsworth and Ardelle Glaze came together to help grow the wire industry. Years later, their respective children continued that partnership,...

Council OKs nearly $8M in 2017 spending

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved nearly $8 million in general fund spending for 2017. Council voted 6-1 to approve the permanent expense appropriations for next year, which carries a total of $7,740,017 in general fund spending...

City to pay for damage caused by stray bullets

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city will pay nearly $6,000 in damages to a woman whose home was hit by a stray bullet from Fostoria Police Department’s shooting range in September. On Sept. 23, Diane Martinez discovered a small hole in the side of her North...

Councilman to propose sweeping changes to charter

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Councilman Mathew Davoli will propose sweeping changes to the city charter early next year, including a call to merge the positions of mayor and safety service director. Davoli announced the trio of suggested charter amendments during Tuesday...

Recovery plan signals tax hikes

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council came to an agreement Tuesday on a financial recovery plan that will send two tax levies to voters in the upcoming election. A 6-mill property tax increase and a quarter percent income tax hike will likely be on the ballot...

Council reaches compromise on plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council appeared to reach a compromise on a financial recovery plan Thursday night, one that would increase both income and property taxes. Council was presented with three separate drafts of the city’s five-year fiscal...