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For Fostoria’s Fuerstenaus, Cub Scouts is a family affair

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Some families work together. Some families play together. Some families, like the Fuerstenaus, do both as dedicated members of their local Cub Scouts pack. On Feb. 9, the Fuerstenau family, of Fostoria, was presented with the 2016 Scout Family...
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Local business offering unique, sweet treats

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The treats being fried up at Fostoria’s newest doughnut shop are unlike anything you’ll find at a chain like Tim Hortons or Dunkin’ Donuts. Strawberry lemonade, maple bacon and s’more are just a few of the cakey...
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Fostoria union embezzler sentenced

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The former financial secretary of a local union was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for embezzling more than $43,000 in union funds. U.S. District Court Judge James Carr carried out the sentencing of Aaron M. Contreras, 34, of...
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Four more financial plans offered

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite making more than $3 million in cuts, city officials will likely still be calling on voters to help get Fostoria out of fiscal emergency. Fostoria City Council was presented with four different versions of a financial recovery plan on...
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City focuses on getting out of the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER All the uncertainty surrounding Fostoria’s financial future came to a head in 2016 as a deficit eight years in the making caught up to the administration. A substantial shortfall in the city’s general fund forced State Auditor Dave...
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Fostoria ranks in top 10 for 3rd year

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the third straight year, an online study has ranked Fostoria among the most affordable housing markets in Ohio. SmartAsset.com, an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the 10th-most affordable place to purchase a home in...
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Collectors turn hobby into business

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Judy Roth’s mother always loved collecting antiques, and her home was certainly a reflection of that. From the gaudy marble bathtub with brass swan faucets to the turn-of-the-century kitchen sink packed away in the old shed, every square...
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Two more throw hat in the ring

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Two more names have been officially thrown into the mix of Fostorians seeking seats on city council in the May primary election. Jonathon Puffenberger, 216 W. Jackson St., will join 18-year-old Noah Davoli and incumbent Paula Dillon as the...
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Candidate petitions are filing in

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER With one day until the filing deadline for the May 2 primary election, it’s clear at least two seats on Fostoria City Council will be contested. Noah Davoli, son of former Mayor John Davoli and brother of current At-large Councilman...
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City receives grant for gas station clean-up

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria has received $100,000 from the state of Ohio to clean up the former Clark gas station on North Countyline Street. According to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency, the state awarded more than $1...