Grievances many, but no solutions

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER When Mayor Eric Keckler proposed town hall meetings to gain public input on the city’s financial crisis, he hoped citizens would bring their own ideas to the table. And much like the first meeting two weeks ago, grievances were many but...
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Fireworks: Dangerous, illegal

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This weekend, Fostoria Police Department expects to be overwhelmed with fireworks-related complaints as citizens celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. Under Ohio law, citizens are prohibited from setting off fireworks in the state, unless...
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Twin brothers sentenced to indefinite stay at correction facility

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Twin brothers charged in a series of Wood County arson fires were sentenced Wednesday to an indefinite stay at a juvenile correctional facility in Sandusky. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile...
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Burglary unfolds into drug probe

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A rapidly-unfolding investigation into an unreported burglary led Fostoria police directly to a number of suspected drugs hidden inside an East Crocker Street home Tuesday night. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno commended his officers...
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Coffee, donuts and car parts coming to Countyline

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons is coming to Fostoria. Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the rezoning of five properties on North Countyline Street, which will become the new home of popular coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons. The...

Fostoria man arrested in drug theft

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing prescription narcotics from a West Lytle Street residence. Jacob D. Ginnever, 21, 10629 W. Ohio 12, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, possession of...
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Fostorian takes city to task over deficit

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 people attended a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss Fostoria’s fiscal emergency, but only one person approached the podium. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., addressed members of Fostoria Finance Committee Tuesday to...
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State outlines how city must get out of the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The state auditor’s office came to town Wednesday to address the substantial deficit responsible for putting Fostoria in fiscal distress. Last week, State Auditor Dave Yost placed Fostoria under a fiscal emergency, citing a year-end...
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From documentaries to psychological thrillers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In his directorial debut, Fremont-based filmmaker Chris Page dug through the real-life case files of a brutal, 70-year-old murder in a small northwest Ohio town. For his latest cinematic creepshow, “Mental State,” Page found...

21 graduate Safety Town

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER More than 20 children made Fostoria a little bit safer Friday morning after graduating from Camp Fire Northwest Ohio’s 2016 Safety Town program. Twenty-one area youngsters successfully completed Safety Town on Friday, which began June 6...