City seeks street sign subsidies

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Mayor Eric Keckler is warming up to the idea of returning to his former life, so to speak. During Fostoria Finance Committee’s Tuesday night meeting, the mayor said he has spent much of the past few weeks reflecting on Councilman Jon...

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Fostoria arrests Tuesday: • Kirbi J. Clark, was brought down from court. citations Tuesday: • Officer issued a citation for parking in a direction other than the direction of travel at Bricker and South Wood streets. • Officer issued a citation for a red light...

Commissioners address museum financial woes

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to cover the utility costs for the Seneca County Historical Museum, retroactive to Oct. 1, and cover the maintenance costs, such as snow plowing. Commissioner Jeff Wagner estimated the cost...

Brace yourself … Winter arrives early

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER While Father Time doesn’t have Old Man Winter scheduled to show up for another month, Mother Nature invited him to town a little early this year. Northwest Ohio received as much as 4 inches of accumulation in some spots Sunday night into...

Grant helps keep officers in school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Fostoria school board approved an agreement with the city Monday for two full-time school resource officers for this school year. The district previously paid for two Fostoria police officers to serve in the school district buildings. But the police...

Fostoria man sentenced in rape

A Fostoria man charged with raping a 4-year-old boy last year was sentenced to 25 years to life Monday out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Judge Michael P. Kelbley handed down the indefinite prison term to Eric J. Welly, 24, 209 W. High St., Monday during a scheduled plea...