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‘Start the conversation’ on heroin use

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Several community leaders will come together this weekend in hopes of starting a new conversation about the deadly impact of heroin abuse in America. “Start the Conversation: A day of heroin awareness education” will take place...
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River cleanup letter causes confusion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Residents who received a notice about a planned cleanup project along the Portage River will not have to worry about paying for their assessments. A notice was sent to many Fostorians early this week regarding a planned cleanup project on the...
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City names new safety service director

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A U.S. Army veteran with years of marketing and administrative experience has been named Fostoria’s new safety service director. Mayor Eric Keckler announced Tuesday that Debra L. Hellman, a former E/4 Army specialist and marketing...
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Cassidy wins vacated council seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The biggest critic of Mathew Davoli during his brief tenure on Fostoria City Council was selected to replace him Tuesday night. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., was sworn in as council’s newest at-large representative, immediately...
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6 vie for Fostoria’s at-large position

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Six people will stake their claim for a vacant seat on Fostoria City Council this evening, including one prominent community member. One of council’s three at-large seats was vacated July 13 after Mathew Davoli resigned from the post to...
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Churches to share parking lot

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two local churches will now share one space and the agreement will grace both religious institutions with a new parking lot. First Presbyterian Church recently reached an agreement to share its West Fremont Street building with Trinity United...
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Protecting those who protect and serve

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A grant program endorsed by Sen. Sherrod Brown could help Fostoria Police Division replace life-saving equipment set to expire this year. Brown (D-OH) announced Friday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $22.5 million in grant funding...

Man responsible for officer overdose charged with trafficking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Findlay man responsible for a Fostoria police officer’s accidental exposure to fentanyl last month was indicted Wednesday by a Seneca County grand jury. Logan T. Parrish, 27, has been charged with one count of aggravated trafficking...

FCS staff member fired

By BRIAN BOHNERT and MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITERS A Fostoria City Schools staff member was fired Tuesday for allegedly engaging in inappropriate conduct with multiple female students. Nelson J. Cousin was fired as an assistant track and cross country coach at Fostoria Junior/Senior...
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City hires firm to collect unpaid ambulance bills

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new company hired to hunt down unpaid ambulance bills on Fostoria’s behalf has already collected nearly $70,000 this year. The city of Fostoria switched from Intermedix to EMS Management & Consultants, Inc. in March after officials...