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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...
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Keep your car on the road and out of the ditch

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Think of the tires on your car like the shoes on your feet. Tearing up the pavement on worn-out shoes can not only slow you down during the big 5K, but it can also lead to a greater risk of injury. The same can be said for driving on bad...
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Seneca County voters needed for levy

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A representative with the area mental health board came to Fostoria Tuesday to speak to city officials about the importance of an upcoming levy. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties needs...
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Bob Watson marvels at building’s transformation

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bob Watson’s eyes told a fascinating story as he toured the Fostoria Learning Center Wednesday morning. The building, one he had previously owned for about 50 years, looked noticeably different than it did the last time he was inside....
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Dauterman gets 7 years in assault on girlfriend

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man accused of beating his girlfriend and holding her captive inside his home back in March was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday. Travis L. Dauterman, 28, 1635 N. Union St., was sentenced to seven years on one count of...
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Local movie heads to Maumee Film Festival

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Local filmmaker Matt Erman has had a busy 2017. Under his production company, Capture1 Studios, Erman has been hard at work on numerous projects, including the latest installment in “The History of Fostoria” documentary series and...
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Nine vie for city fire chief job

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nine people have submitted applications to be the city of Fostoria’s next fire chief. The Review Times on Wednesday obtained the résumés of all nine candidates vying to become the 11th chief of Fostoria Fire Division, including seven...
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Search begins for fire chief

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler announced Tuesday his administration is preparing to narrow the field of candidates vying for the open fire chief job. Fostoria City Councilman Greg Flores was appointed to the city’s selection committee Tuesday night....
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Former Tiffin PD secretary arraigned

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A former Tiffin Police Department secretary was arraigned Tuesday on charges alleging she stole from the department over the course of a year. Holly M. England, 40, of Bascom, appeared before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael...