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Fostoria arrests Tuesday: • A juvenile was arrested on Park Avenue in violation of the safe schools act. • Levi Thomas Smothers, 21, Risingsun, was brought down on a committal. Monday: • Sonisak Souaysanga, 34, 12400 W. Axline St. Lot 298, was arrested in...

Fostoria man gets 10 years for raping teen

A Fostoria man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for raping a teenage girl last December. According to published reports, Jason G. Swisher, 39, of Fostoria, was convicted of rape, a first-degree felony, Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Swisher, who was 38...

Tug-of-war

MORGAN MANNS / the Review Times Fostoria Police Officer Don Dennis helps Na’Shon Harper, 5, play tug-of-war with K9 Officer Marley Monday afternoon at Longfellow School while other students wait their turns. Dennis and Officer Adam Nelson gave students in the school’s...

Seneca County garners $4M to demolish blight

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Seneca County Land Bank has received more than $4 million in federal funding to demolish blighted homes within the county. There are 161 properties throughout Seneca County identified for demolition thanks to a $4,025,000 award from the...

City starts leaf pickup

Fall has officially arrived. While the first day of the season was more than a month ago, Fostoria citizens may be experiencing a little bit more of autumn now as the leaves from their trees fall and decorate lawns in a collage of orange, yellow, red and brown. After raking the...

A Christmas for Every Child is keeping the magic alive

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With Christmas less than eight weeks away, organizations are gearing up to spread holiday cheer. While many may say “bah humbug” to the thought of Christmas this early in November, Santa’s little helpers are asking for early...