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Kiser’s OVI reduced to reckless op

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One of the two Fostoria police officers charged with drunk driving earlier this year was found guilty Monday on a reduced charge. Justin W. Kiser, 34, was found guilty Monday of one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a...

Fostoria teen charged

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria teen arrested for bringing a BB gun onto the campus of Fostoria Junior/Senior High School Tuesday afternoon was charged with violating the Safe Schools Act. The boy, 13, appeared in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Wednesday for...
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Construction to begin on res upgrades

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning next week, construction will kick off on extensive upgrades to a popular fishing spot on the west side of town. Fifteen months after officials received a $118,095 grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a series of...

City hopes to land $76,584 airport grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave officials the green light Tuesday to seek bids for an airfield pavement marking project at Fostoria Metropolitan Airport. With a unanimous, 7-0 vote, council voted to suspend the three-reading rule and fast track the...
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Teen carries gun onto Fostoria school grounds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria teen is facing charges after allegedly carrying a weapon onto school grounds Tuesday afternoon. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, a 13-year-old boy was arrested late Tuesday afternoon for possessing a pistol-like BB...
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Chicken clause has council clucking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The last time a chicken crossed the road in Fostoria, Zoning Inspector Sandy Coleman almost hit it with her car. “I was driving down Lytle Street doing my inspections one afternoon and, all of the sudden, I look and there’s a...
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Planning commission approves site plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for a 40,000 square-foot speculative building set to go up in the industrial park on U.S. 23. Todd Jenkins, engineer with Findlay-based architectural firm Peterman Associates, was...
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FLC, Trainco partner to offer CDL permits

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria Learning Center has partnered with a leading truck driving school to offer Commercial Driver’s License certificates to Fostorians looking to join the high-demand job field. Perrysburg-based Trainco Truck Driving Schools and...
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Learning center could get $800,000 boost

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced Tuesday the introduction of a bill funding community improvement projects, including $800,000 to the Fostoria Learning Center. Senate Bill 310, also known as the “Capital Budget Bill,”...
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Make a date with Dillinger

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Legend has it on May 3, 1934, notorious outlaw John Dillinger and his band of thieves stormed the First National Bank of Fostoria with one goal in mind: Cold, hard cash. The Dillinger Gang unleashed a hail of gunfire on both police officers...