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Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The teen accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring outside Fostoria Townhouses earlier this year pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday. Cristian M. Brown, 18, of Pittsburgh, entered a plea of not guilty to...
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Mayor: Despite delays, Tim Hortons still a go

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite widespread rumors, city officials are saying there’s no indication Tim Hortons is bailing on its plans for a Fostoria location. Westerville-based investment firm Rensko Holdings LLC purchased several residential properties on...
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Sissy’s Donuts closing Friday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Sissy’s Donuts will close its doors this week, four months after first opening for business. The owners of the local coffee and donut shop, which opened at 821 Sandusky St. on Feb. 29, said the business would close for good this Friday...
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Bond set at $250K for drug trafficking suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was set at $250,000 Friday for the Findlay man responsible for a Fostoria police officer’s accidental exposure to a deadly synthetic opioid. Logan T. Parrish, 27, of Findlay, is charged with one count of aggravated drug trafficking....

Fostoria officer accidentally exposed to fentanyl

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria police officer who was accidentally exposed to fentanyl during an arrest Thursday afternoon is recovering at home. The patrolman came into contact with what was believed to be the deadly synthetic opioid during a routine traffic...
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Shooting suspect’s case moved

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria man arrested last week in connection to a shooting has been bound over to Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Jerel M. Rhoades, 37, of Fostoria, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Thursday...
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City closer to borrowing $13M for water projects

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is closing in on getting roughly $13 million in loans toward upcoming construction projects. Fostoria’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission on Wednesday gave conditional approval to two Ohio Water...
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Police: Levy key to keeping service quality

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Not replacing two Fostoria police officers is saving the city nearly three times more than the mayor previously thought. Mayor Eric Keckler on Tuesday rectified a mistake made by his office two weeks ago regarding how much money having two...
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To tax or not to tax

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER State and local officials believe additional taxes are crucial for Fostoria to regain the financial stability it had pre-Great Recession. On Tuesday, members of Fostoria City Council will have their own chance to say whether a 6-mill property...
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A vacation back in time

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Once upon a time, people all across America left their front doors unlocked and let their children roam free until lampposts lit the city streets. And while it may seem like a distant memory, there’s a place not far from here where those...