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Gates go down on rail park camping

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council on Tuesday pumped the brakes on plans to open a short-term campsite near the rail park. Council voted 5-0 to table a request by the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society to re-zone 420 Columbus Ave. to allow temporary...

Fostoria business district expanded

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Officials are hoping the Fostoria Learning Center will lead the long-overdue renaissance of a downtown that has struggled to grow for many years. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved the expansion of the city’s central business...

Seneca County enjoying economic prosperity

By RON CRAIG STAFF WRITER Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO David Zak painted a rosy picture of the economic development landscape in Seneca County during a meeting of the Seneca County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. “There are a...

H-L BOE to decide new bus garage

By RON CRAIG STAFF WRITER Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education members will conduct a special meeting at 7 a.m. Friday for the purpose of accepting a bid for the construction of a new bus garage. At the board’s Sept. 14 meeting, no vote or formal board discussion was...

Second man pleads guilty in string of Wood County arsons

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER A Port Clinton man charged earlier this year in a string of arson fires in Wood County recently pleaded guilty to three of his initial 15 charges. Bret N.D. Phillabaum, 21, appeared before Judge Robert Pollex in Wood County Court of Common...

Shooting victim among 2 indicted on drug charges

A Fostoria woman shot by an ex-boyfriend earlier this year was recently indicted by a Wood County grand jury on a trio of drug charges stemming from last year. Lashelle M. Norman, 37, 1521 N. Countyline St., Lot. 148, was indicted Sept. 7 on three counts of trafficking in...