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UW campaign starts strong

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria announced Thursday roughly a quarter of its 2017 goal has already been met, less than a month after the campaign began. At the first rally of the 2017 campaign season, Executive Director Evelyn Marker announced...
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Two Fostoria council seats contested

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The landscape of Fostoria’s legislative body could undergo a drastic change when voters head to the polls in a few weeks. Two of Fostoria City Council’s four ward seats are being contested Nov. 7 as longtime incumbents will be...
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City officials stress importance of tax levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER If voters reject a 6-mill property tax levy next month, city officials say nearly a dozen members of Fostoria’s safety forces could lose their jobs. But some critics of the ballot measure have called the looming threat of layoffs a scare...
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Several council members voice support for levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Several members of Fostoria City Council on Tuesday publicly endorsed a proposed tax increase aimed at supporting the city’s safety forces. During the final council meeting before the general election, five of council’s seven...
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Local filmmaker sends two projects to film festivals

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The praise keeps coming for local filmmaker Matt Erman as two of his latest projects were recently selected to screen at American film festivals. “So Many Things” and “Mental State: Revelation,” two short films produced...
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Former pizza eatery sold to finance planning firm

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A local financial planning firm has acquired the former Pizza Hut building with plans to put all its resources under one roof by springtime. Financial Design Agency of Ohio purchased 893 N. Countyline St. for $100,000 on Sept. 22. The deal...
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City considers pact with Internet provider

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials are looking into a relationship with an Internet provider they say could save the city money and help spur tourism in the area. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday heard a first reading of an agreement between the city and Amplex...
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Council to consider new internet option for city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new Internet provider may soon be looking to give residents another option for wireless service in Fostoria. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider an agreement between the administration and Amplex Electric, Inc. that would allow...
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City SAFER grant hinged on levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER If voters don’t approve a 6-mill property tax levy later this fall, Fostoria may have to pass on a grant aimed at hiring more firefighters. The city was awarded the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant for a...
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Reineke Ford turns 50

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bill Reineke Sr. knew he was taking a risk when he purchased Fostoria’s only Ford dealership in September of 1967. Negotiations between the United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Company had just come to a screeching halt, leading to...