The people’s champion

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The people have spoken. Dell’s has done it again. Fostoria Dell’s Restaurant took its award-winning Wally’s Great American BBQ to Columbus this week and came home with yet another trophy to hang on the mantle. Wally’s took...

Game on

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER When he was 6 years old, Alex Hughes would sit in front of his Atari 2600 and escape into the colorful, 8-bit world of “Pitfall!” At 18, his desire to run his own storefront took him to the University of Michigan where he would earn a...

FEDC eyes downtown green space

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria nonprofit hopes to put the site of a 2008 fire to productive use by attempting to consolidate ownership of the downtown lot. Last week, a member of Community Improvement Corporation, a 501(c)(3) branch of Fostoria Economic Development...

Building the community

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Taking on ambitious projects is nothing new to the men and women of Fostoria Area Habitat for Humanity. Since its inception in 1990, the agency has to its credit six new-home builds and 13 residential rehabilitation projects within the community. As...

Ready to make a positive image stick

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Every day, the men of Fostoria Police Department respond to a variety of emergencies throughout the area. Often times, these incidents put officers into contact with innocent children who are suddenly thrust into a traumatic, unfamiliar situation. To...

Salaz pleads not guilty in death

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man indicted last month in connection to the late-May homicide of a 20-year-old Fostoria woman pleaded not guilty to charges Tuesday. Dallas A. Salaz, 19, who was charged with complicity to commit aggravated burglary, a first-degree...

Woman, police officer assaulted

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man faces assault charges after he allegedly beat a woman and struck a police officer. Peter F. Goldsmith, 45, 745 E. Sandusky St., was arraigned Tuesday morning in Judge Mark Repp’s courtroom on two counts of assault, one a...

Clark resigns post

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Members of Fostoria City Council were greeted with an unexpected announcement Tuesday as they accepted the resignation of the keeper of their business. David Clark, who has served as clerk of council since 2006, announced his resignation Tuesday...

Council OKs budget for 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council passed an emergency resolution Tuesday night, adopting the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year that will allow roughly $6.2 million for general fund spending. Council gave next year’s fiscal plan the fast track to...

Fostoria BOE approves superintendent contract

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Board of Education approved a new contract Monday evening with Superintendent Andrew Sprang. The contract, effective Aug. 1 and continuing through July 31, 2019, will pay the superintendent a salary of $92,000 annually. Sprang...