Business district expansion tops Council agenda

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER City officials say expanding Fostoria’s central business district would create more opportunities for economic growth downtown and allow more local businesses to seek specialized grant funding. Fostoria City Council will hear a second...

Dave Clark dies at 57

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Dave Clark, a longtime public servant who devoted much of his life to the people of Fostoria, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 57 years old. Clark was first diagnosed with cancer on July 18, 2014. The diagnosis...

Zoning OK’d for Tim Hortons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tim Hortons can finally move forward with its plan to bring one of its more than 4,500 restaurants to Fostoria. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the zoning change of five properties on North Countyline Street that will become the new...

Fiscal countdown begins

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Beginning today, the Keckler administration will have 120 days to find a solution to Fostoria’s budget crisis or a financial oversight committee will do it for them. Mayor Eric Keckler will meet with the rest of Fostoria’s...

Creating opportunities for economic growth

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria Planning Commission is recommending the city’s central business district be expanded to allow more opportunities for economic growth downtown. Mayor Eric Keckler said the commission recommends extending Fostoria’s central...
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Toledo man will go to trial this fall

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Toledo man accused of shooting a mother and daughter at Nye’s Trailer Park in February will go to trial this fall. Terrance R. J. Williamson, 34, of Toledo, was indicted Feb. 17 by a Wood County grand jury on two counts of felonious...
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Fostoria man indicted on multiple charges

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man accused of stealing prescription drugs from a resident of Westgate Village was recently indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on theft and burglary charges. Jacob D. Ginnever, 21, 10629 W. Ohio 12, was indicted out of Hancock...
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Second sales tax holiday this weekend

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER It’s August, which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Ohio shoppers looking to load up on supplies for the upcoming school year will get some relief this weekend thanks to the state’s second sales tax...
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Fire victims face challenges rebuilding home

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victims of a fire that destroyed their home last week in the 500 block of Miller Avenue. Five adults and four teenagers lost everything after a dryer malfunction set their mobile home ablaze shortly...
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Firelands counselor explains treatment programs for addicts

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A representative of Firelands came to Fostoria Kiwanis Club Tuesday to discuss the organization’s services, as well as what the community can do to combat the growing heroin epidemic. Cassondra Diaz, licensed clinical counselor and...