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City to commemorate former treasurer

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria will commemorate the life of former city treasurer Donald Yarris this evening, who devoted nearly 50 years to his community. Mayor Eric Keckler and Fostoria City Council have jointly introduced a resolution offering the...
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Local Girl Scout goes on tropical adventure

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While some teenagers spent their summer break in front of the TV, Reagan Zuelzke spent hers snorkeling among colorful reefs in the tropical waters of Costa Rica. Zuelzke, an incoming junior at Lakota High School, was one of 12 Girl Scouts...
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Findlay man enters not guilty plea

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was continued Thursday for the Findlay man responsible for a Fostoria police officer’s accidental exposure to fentanyl. Logan T. Parrish, 27, entered a plea of not guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a...
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Back-to-school: Fast, easy solution to supply shopping

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A new tool for area parents is making back-to-school shopping as easy as the click of a mouse. Fostoria, St. Wendelin, Arcadia and Lakota are among the area school districts with back-to-school supply lists active on TeacherLists.com. With...
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‘Start the conversation’ on heroin use

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Several community leaders will come together this weekend in hopes of starting a new conversation about the deadly impact of heroin abuse in America. “Start the Conversation: A day of heroin awareness education” will take place...
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River cleanup letter causes confusion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Residents who received a notice about a planned cleanup project along the Portage River will not have to worry about paying for their assessments. A notice was sent to many Fostorians early this week regarding a planned cleanup project on the...
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City names new safety service director

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A U.S. Army veteran with years of marketing and administrative experience has been named Fostoria’s new safety service director. Mayor Eric Keckler announced Tuesday that Debra L. Hellman, a former E/4 Army specialist and marketing...
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Cassidy wins vacated council seat

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The biggest critic of Mathew Davoli during his brief tenure on Fostoria City Council was selected to replace him Tuesday night. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., was sworn in as council’s newest at-large representative, immediately...
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6 vie for Fostoria’s at-large position

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Six people will stake their claim for a vacant seat on Fostoria City Council this evening, including one prominent community member. One of council’s three at-large seats was vacated July 13 after Mathew Davoli resigned from the post to...
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Protecting those who protect and serve

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A grant program endorsed by Sen. Sherrod Brown could help Fostoria Police Division replace life-saving equipment set to expire this year. Brown (D-OH) announced Friday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $22.5 million in grant funding...