FPD strives to stay ahead of the curve

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Be proactive, not reactive. The phrase — on its own, a rather simple one — has been a key principle behind Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno’s ambitions ever since he traded fire engine red for navy blue last May. Since...

Couple facing federal charges in Tiffin teen’s disappearance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Indiana couple accused of transporting a 14-year-old Tiffin girl out of Ohio in March is now facing federal charges that allege the duo may have intended to entice the teen into prostitution. Nicholas I. Lawler, 25, and Brittany R. Lawler,...

Fostoria is move-in ready

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A recent online study identifying the most affordable housing markets in the country placed Fostoria among the top three in the state. SmartAsset.com, an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the second-most affordable place...

City is seeing red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City Auditor Steve Garner addressed the highs and lows of Fostoria’s finances Wednesday night, doing his best to quell any fears regarding the blemishes of red ink on the general fund. Presenting his financial report for the first...

Fostoria primary just a formality

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER To those running for public office in Fostoria, Tuesday’s primary election is just a formality. Voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots, but no city candidate will face competition until November. According to the...

Program offers prescription drug discount cards

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Victim Assistance Program is now offering prescription discount cards for those struggling to meet the high costs of medication. The service is available thanks to American Consultants RX Community Service Project,...

Firefighter exam set for next month

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria will conduct a comprehensive examination next month to establish an eligibility list for prospective firefighters. Fostoria Civil Service Commission in March accepted Fire Chief Ken Chapman’s proposal to enter into...

Longtime salon owner retires after 48 years

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Becky Sherrard has had many good cries throughout the last few months. Because after 32 years as owner of a local hair salon, the longtime cosmetologist has chosen to hang up her apron and pass down her shears. “I’m ready,”...

Pin-pointing wellness

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s safe to assume most people probably don’t associate being on pins and needles with relaxation and wellness. But for the last six years, Drs. Lora and Clay Wolph of Wolph Chiropractic Wellness Centers have been working to...

Water shutoff to disrupt city center tonight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials want Fostorians to be aware of a water service disruption affecting nearly 60 people in the center of town this evening. The city will be shutting water off from 8 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Thursday for people living and working...