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Runway project prepares for take off

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday cleared the runway for officials to complete a much-needed repair at Fostoria Metropolitan Airport. City Engineer Dan Thornton has from now until the end of June to submit a project to the state for the sealing...

Housing pact defined

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials hosted a public hearing Tuesday to outline a joint endeavor between Fostoria, Seneca County and Tiffin to restore dilapidated homes of low-income families at little-to-no cost. Don Corley, housing development coordinator with WSOS,...
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Judge declines to name juvenile suspects

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — A Wood County judge has declined to release the names of five juveniles charged in connection to last month’s string of area arson fires. Tim Brown, executive director of the Wood County Juvenile Court, said Friday...
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Fostoria Metropolitan Airport awarded best in state

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Metropolitan Airport was recently honored by the Ohio Aviation Association as the best in the state for 2016. During its annual conference in Columbus last week, the OAA presented Fostoria Metropolitan Airport Manager David Sniffen...
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Wood County arson suspects plead not guilty to charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The four men arrested in connection to a string of arson fires in Wood County late last month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Nicholas C. Hackworth, Todd A. Bollett, Santana M. Diliberto and Brett N.D. Phillabaum entered not guilty...
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Seven await fire exam results

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seven Fostoria firefighters who recently took promotional exams to become either a captain or lieutenant will likely know their scores sooner than later. During an informal meeting of Fostoria Civil Service Commission on Thursday, Fire Chief...
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Kiser’s OVI reduced to reckless op

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER One of the two Fostoria police officers charged with drunk driving earlier this year was found guilty Monday on a reduced charge. Justin W. Kiser, 34, was found guilty Monday of one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a...

Fostoria teen charged

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria teen arrested for bringing a BB gun onto the campus of Fostoria Junior/Senior High School Tuesday afternoon was charged with violating the Safe Schools Act. The boy, 13, appeared in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Wednesday for...
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Construction to begin on res upgrades

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning next week, construction will kick off on extensive upgrades to a popular fishing spot on the west side of town. Fifteen months after officials received a $118,095 grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a series of...
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Chicken clause has council clucking

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The last time a chicken crossed the road in Fostoria, Zoning Inspector Sandy Coleman almost hit it with her car. “I was driving down Lytle Street doing my inspections one afternoon and, all of the sudden, I look and there’s a...