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...

2 arrested in drug bust

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria men arrested during an early-morning raid at Nye’s Trailer Park went before a judge Thursday on a pair of drug charges. Chester Pettaway Jr., 37, and Cedric L. Yarbrough, 34, were arrested early Thursday morning after...

Hot dogs? Not cool

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s just 20 minutes, right? A quick trip to the grocery store, or maybe a stop at your local salon. But while you’re out picking up a gallon of milk or getting your nails done, Fluffy could be fighting for his life inside your hot...

Brothers await sentencing in arson case

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Twin brothers are among the four juveniles awaiting sentencing after admitting to roles in a series of late-March arson fires in Wood County. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court...

Toledo man charged with possession of cocaine, pills

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A suspicious package led area law enforcement right to the doorstep of a Bettsville residence Wednesday, just in time to confiscate more than 4,000 prescription drugs. Devante Woods, 23, of Toledo, was arrested Wednesday and charged with...

Not even for a minute

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER As temperatures rise throughout the summer months, so do the number of children who tragically die after being left inside scorching hot automobiles. Since 1990, at least 755 children have died from heat stroke after being left inside a...

Tie vote tables boundary ordinance

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council could not reach an agreement Tuesday on an ordinance granting the detachment of property from the municipal boundaries of the city. At-Large Councilman Brian Shaver, who has consistently voted “no” on the...

City seeks citizen solutions on deficit

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials are hoping Fostorians bring fresh ideas on the city’s budget crisis to an informal meeting set for later this month in council chambers. Mayor Eric Keckler will host a special town hall meeting at 5:45 p.m. June 21 to discuss...

Grant offers downtown businesses a make-over

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Last year, several downtown businesses received a much-needed makeover thanks to more than $14,000 in grant funding from the Community Improvement Corporation. And after seeing last year’s success, CIC Chairperson Renee Smith thought...

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...