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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...

City hopes to land $76,584 airport grant

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave officials the green light Tuesday to seek bids for an airfield pavement marking project at Fostoria Metropolitan Airport. With a unanimous, 7-0 vote, council voted to suspend the three-reading rule and fast track the...
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Planning commission approves site plan

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved the site plan for a 40,000 square-foot speculative building set to go up in the industrial park on U.S. 23. Todd Jenkins, engineer with Findlay-based architectural firm Peterman Associates, was...
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FLC, Trainco partner to offer CDL permits

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Fostoria Learning Center has partnered with a leading truck driving school to offer Commercial Driver’s License certificates to Fostorians looking to join the high-demand job field. Perrysburg-based Trainco Truck Driving Schools and...
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Learning center could get $800,000 boost

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced Tuesday the introduction of a bill funding community improvement projects, including $800,000 to the Fostoria Learning Center. Senate Bill 310, also known as the “Capital Budget Bill,”...
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Make a date with Dillinger

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Legend has it on May 3, 1934, notorious outlaw John Dillinger and his band of thieves stormed the First National Bank of Fostoria with one goal in mind: Cold, hard cash. The Dillinger Gang unleashed a hail of gunfire on both police officers...
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For the love of reading

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER KANSAS — When Megan Downs first began planning Lakota Elementary School’s Literacy Fair, her hope was to have participation from at least 20 students. In the end, she had 43. “I was so excited,” said Downs, a Title I...
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Best in flight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Decades before Rex Damschroder ever set foot inside the Ohio Statehouse, he was a 16-year-old boy piloting a Cessna 150 on an 800-mile solo flight from Wichita, Kansas to Fremont. At a time when most of his friends had yet to even get behind...
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Wood county arson suspects indicted

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Four area men face arson and burglary charges in connection to a series of fires set late last month throughout Wood County. A Wood County grand jury handed down indictments Wednesday against Nicholas C. Hackworth, Todd A. Bollett, Santana M....
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Nine arrested in arson outbreak

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Wood County Sheriff’s Office has identified a Fostoria man as one of four adults charged in connection to a string of arsons throughout the area late last month. Nicholas C. Hackworth, 18, of Fostoria, faces a charge of felony arson for...