City Council eyes $1.2M spec building

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A $1.2 million speculative building will be the next major investment in Fostoria’s economic future as officials work to bring more jobs to the city. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday gave a first reading to a $1.2 million loan from the...

Money on their minds

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Finance Committee met with officials Wednesday to better understand the city’s budgeting process and how the sizable deficit in the general fund came to be. City Auditor Steve Garner fielded several questions from finance...

Officer back to work after OVI arrest

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Officer Justin Kiser returned to work Monday for the first time since his drunk driving arrest earlier this month. Police Chief Keith Loreno said Kiser has been place on administrative duty for the time being as he appeals a...

FEDC, Chamber strong in 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Renee Smith doesn’t require much sleep nowadays. And her work as president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation throughout the last year is a reflection of the “110 percent” she said she gives each and every time she...

Nye’s shooting suspect faces 13 felony charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man charged with shooting a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park late last month has been indicted on 13 charges by the Wood County Grand Jury. Terrance R. J. Williamson, 34, of Toledo, was indicted Wednesday on two...

FPD strengthens service to community

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Review Times is publishing its annual Community Update in Friday’s newspaper. The 16-page special section includes stories and photos of the progress the city, schools, industries and businesses have made in the past year. The story below is a...

City is seeing red

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For the second time this month, Fostoria Finance Committee grilled City Auditor Steve Garner over a massive year-end deficit he has called a “moving target.” Garner, who has become a lightning rod for the growing frustration over...

City shows its support for FEDC

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Economic Development Corporation received a continued boost of support from city officials Tuesday night, one month after a major South Korean tile maker opened its first American plant in Fostoria. Fostoria City Council approved an...

Second Fostoria cop arrested for OVI

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Less than one month after a Fostoria police officer was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, another officer has been arrested on the same charge. Officer Justin W. Kiser was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with one...

Auditor grilled on 2015 budget

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Staring at a year-end deficit of nearly $400,000, Fostoria Finance Committee says it feels duped by City Auditor Steve Garner after he promised a brighter outlook going into 2016. Garner presented his 2015 financial report Tuesday night and...