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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...
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$1M bond set for stabbing suspect

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Bond was set at $1 million for the teen charged in the January murder of 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring. Cristian M. Brown, 18, of Pittsburgh, was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury Wednesday on a charge of murder, a special felony, for...

Fostoria stabbing suspect indicted

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The teen accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring earlier this year has been indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury. Cristian M. Brown, 18 of Pittsburgh, has been charged with murder, a special felony, for allegedly...
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Davoli disputes recovery plan projections

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Councilman Mathew Davoli gave a presentation Tuesday highlighting why he believes the city will not be out of fiscal emergency by 2021. According to projections laid out in the city’s five-year financial recovery plan,...
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Mayor: Police OT outweighed by savings

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Overtime continues to soar within Fostoria Police Division, but officials are saying the rising costs are far outweighed by the savings from not hiring additional officers. The police department is currently on pace to amass around $98,000...
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Dispatchers speak out against planned cuts

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With their days of employment numbered, local dispatchers say the plan to join a countywide 911 center puts financial savings over public safety. Dispatchers Karen Nesbitt, Sonia Castillo and Kristen Hohman met with the Review Times back in...
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Dispatch decision delayed

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Plans to lay off Fostoria’s emergency dispatchers and shift to a countywide 911 center will likely take longer than expected, officials said this week. Fostoria was placed in fiscal emergency by the State Auditor’s Office last...
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SWHS salutes final class

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER St. Wendelin Catholic School graduated its final class of seniors Sunday, ending a 96-year history in Fostoria with a bittersweet commencement ceremony. As each of the 32 young men and women accepted their high school diplomas, they said...