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2017 budget leaves city $1.6M in the red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER According to the latest budget projections for 2017, Fostoria is slated to end next year about $1.6 million in the red. City Auditor Steve Garner presented Fostoria’s 2017 budget Tuesday night during a public hearing inside the Municipal...
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City council president resigns

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Longtime public servant Dave Clark resigned as president of Fostoria City Council Tuesday as he enters hospice care with stage 4 lung cancer. A native Fostorian, Clark was diagnosed with cancer on July 18, 2014. Just days later, he reluctantly...
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Fireworks: Dangerous, illegal

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER This weekend, Fostoria Police Department expects to be overwhelmed with fireworks-related complaints as citizens celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. Under Ohio law, citizens are prohibited from setting off fireworks in the state, unless...
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Twin brothers sentenced to indefinite stay at correction facility

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Twin brothers charged in a series of Wood County arson fires were sentenced Wednesday to an indefinite stay at a juvenile correctional facility in Sandusky. Alex and Andrew Crawford, both 16, appeared before a judge in Huron County Juvenile...
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Burglary unfolds into drug probe

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A rapidly-unfolding investigation into an unreported burglary led Fostoria police directly to a number of suspected drugs hidden inside an East Crocker Street home Tuesday night. Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno commended his officers...
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Coffee, donuts and car parts coming to Countyline

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons is coming to Fostoria. Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the rezoning of five properties on North Countyline Street, which will become the new home of popular coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons. The...

Fostoria man arrested in drug theft

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing prescription narcotics from a West Lytle Street residence. Jacob D. Ginnever, 21, 10629 W. Ohio 12, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, possession of...
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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...
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Fostorian takes city to task over deficit

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 people attended a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss Fostoria’s fiscal emergency, but only one person approached the podium. Greg Cassidy, 710 College Ave., addressed members of Fostoria Finance Committee Tuesday to...
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From documentaries to psychological thrillers

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER In his directorial debut, Fremont-based filmmaker Chris Page dug through the real-life case files of a brutal, 70-year-old murder in a small northwest Ohio town. For his latest cinematic creepshow, “Mental State,” Page found...