Veterans can get access to care closer to home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER ProMedica is now offering area veterans an option for quality health care without the long waits and lengthy commutes they may be used to. The Toledo-based company launched ProMedica Veteran Connection on June 1 with the goal of giving...

Planning Commission to meet Thursday

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission will meet next week to approve the site plan for the proposed Tim Hortons restaurant on North Countyline Street. The commission will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to review a site plan submitted by Rensko Holding LLC, of...

Fostoria’s $1.2M spec building nears completion

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A 40,000-square-foot speculative building said to be one of the latest big investments in Fostoria’s economic future is nearing its completion. Renee Smith, president of Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, said the $1.2 million...

Fostoria Police hosting community forum

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Police Chief Keith Loreno often finds himself disheartened by the attitudes some parents convey to their children about police officers in the community. “You’ll have a mother or father with their child and they’ll see a...

City Civil Service Comm. announces firefighter test dates

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria is again looking to compile a roster of potential firefighters for its annual eligibility list, joining the police department on its own search. Fostoria Civil Service Commission on Thursday announced tentative dates for...

City looks forward to RITA’s help

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler is confident the city’s agreement with a third-party tax collector will yield positive results sooner rather than later. When the administration agreed to hire Regional Income Tax Agency on May 17, officials were told...

Income tax letters are not a scam

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Anyone receiving a letter next month regarding changes to Fostoria’s income tax is urged to pay attention and not dismiss the notice as a scam. Starting the first week of September, taxpayers throughout Fostoria will begin receiving...

Council OKs separating land from city

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER For Robert Endicott, detaching his Jones Road property from the city of Fostoria just to build a pole barn was not something he wanted to do. But after officials said his land would not be connected to the city’s utilities, there was...

Police comprising eligibility list

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Despite uncertainty surrounding Fostoria’s fiscal future, the city is now seeking candidates for an eligibility list of prospective police officers to potentially fill a vacancy on the department’s roster. Police Chief Keith Loreno...

4 Town Center properties share makeover grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Community Improvement Corporation has awarded more than $10,000 this year to the owners of four downtown businesses for the purpose of giving their properties a makeover. The CIC, in partnership with the Greater Fostoria Community...