Fostoria business district expanded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials are hoping the Fostoria Learning Center will lead the long-overdue renaissance of a downtown that has struggled to grow for many years. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the expansion of the city’s central business...

Gates go down on rail park camping

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday pumped the brakes on plans to open a short-term campsite near the rail park. Council voted 5-0 to table a request by the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society to re-zone 420 Columbus Ave. to allow temporary...

Fostoria to seek 1,800 tons of salt for winter roadways

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Temperatures may still be in the 80s, but the city of Fostoria is already planning its defense against Old Man Winter. This evening, Fostoria City Council will consider an ordinance authorizing interim Safety Service Director Lewie Ekleberry...

Wayne Post Office closes due to building condition

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER WAYNE — Village residents have been without a local post office since August, and officials say it could be another two months before the facility reopens its doors. Operations at the Wayne Post Office were temporarily suspended Aug. 1...

32nd annual toy run roars through Fostoria

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Hundreds of motorcycles will tear up nearly 100 miles of road for a good cause this Saturday as ABATE of Ohio hosts its 32nd annual Toy Run. Sign-up will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reineke Ford Lincoln, 12000 County Road 99 in Findlay, where...

Dates set for Fostoria Halloween festivities

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Boils and ghouls of all ages are invited to attend the city of Fostoria’s annual Halloween festivities later next month. Fostoria’s little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will haunt the streets in search of candy a...

Mayor: No complaints received

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While Mayor Eric Keckler’s one-year ban on medical marijuana was met with an overwhelmingly negative response online, no one has directly contacted the city with complaints. Fostoria City Council unanimously approved a 12-month freeze on...

Jobs, education and drugs topics of forum

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Workforce development, higher education and the heroin epidemic were key topics of discussion Friday when three state legislators visited Fostoria to discuss policy with area professionals. State Senator Randy Gardner joined Representatives...

Tim Hortons gets final OK for new site

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for the future Tim Hortons restaurant on North Countyline Street. The 1,980 square-foot Tim Hortons restaurant and drive-thru officially received its new address of 918 N....

Rail group hopes to set up short-term camper parking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Rail Preservation Society is in the early stages of opening a short-term camp site for tourists traveling to the city’s rail park in trailers and RVs. On Aug. 11, Fostoria Planning Commission approved a re-zoning application for...