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Councilmen vying for SSD position

By BRIAN BOHNERT senior STAFF WRITER Two members of Fostoria City Council are considering a run at the safety service director position as Mayor Eric Keckler makes plans to move forward without Allyson Murray. Both 2nd Ward Councilman Greg Flores and At-Large Councilman Brian...

Officials voice concerns on Issue 3

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In just a few short days, voters all across the state will have the opportunity to decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized in Ohio. Ahead of Tuesday’s general election, several city officials weighed in this week on the...

Fate of tax renewal lies with voters

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Roughly half of Fostoria’s operating budget will rest in the hands of the people next week when a proposed renewal to a city income tax reaches area voters. A renewal to the city’s five-year, 1-percent Municipal Income Tax will...

Pact for cops in schools goes before council

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday night to a contract between the city and the Fostoria City Schools Board of Education for the district’s two school resource officers. Fostoria police officers Travis Ricker and Justin...

Project Lifesaver to host fundraiser

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With just about $7,600 raised so far, Seneca County’s Project Lifesaver chapter is still well below the $20,000 it needs to get started. In an effort to meet that mark, the Bob Evans restaurants in both Fostoria and Tiffin will play host...

Mennel seeks upgrades to Findlay Street property

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mennel Milling Co. is one step closer to utilizing a once-empty industrial property it purchased last year. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday gave the first of three readings to a $150,000 loan to BMP Maintenance Group, LLC. for the replacement...

FEDC, OSU to revitalize downtown

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the Ohio State University to lay the foundation for the renaissance of downtown Fostoria. Fourteen students — all majoring in city and regional planning — are in the...

Murray to step down as SSD

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER After nearly four years as safety service director for the city of Fostoria, Allyson Murray announced her resignation Friday. Effective Oct. 30, Murray will vacate her position to serve as village administrator for North Baltimore. She will...

Police pack in prescription pills

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER More than 13 tons of unused or expired medication was collected statewide during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, according to a report released Wednesday by Attorney General Mike DeWine. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, drop-off...

Downtown Fostoria getting fresh look

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Driving down Main Street, it may be easy for one to overlook the subtle changes beginning to take shape in downtown Fostoria. A fresh coat of stark white paint may not be much on the surface. But to several local business owners, it could be...