New sewer rates floated before Fostoria City Council

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Fostoria residents can expect to see a fluctuation in their water and sewage rates next year. Fostoria City Council gave a first reading Tuesday to an ordinance adjusting the city’s sewer rates in order to better meet operating...

Abuse victim tells parents be vigilant over children

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Be vigilant and watch the children. Be aware and be educated. Talk. Those were some of the closing remarks made by Matthew Sandusky on Monday at the annual meeting of Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services. Sandusky, adopted son of now...

Detective testifies at murder trial

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER Montre O. Robinson told investigators he was unsure who killed Joe Gutierrez III, and did not know the driver who then sped away after the shooting, the homicide’s lead detective testified on Monday. Robinson also declined to answer why shell...

Findlay Digital Academy earns honor

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay Digital Academy has been recognized as a Charter School of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Findlay Digital Academy joined the Columbus Preparatory Academy, Newark Digital Academy and Schnee Learning Center in...

Fostoria schools’ budget improving

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — The Fostoria school district’s finances are “headed in the right direction,” Treasurer Norm Elchert told the school board Monday. During a discussion of the district’s five-year budget forecast, the...

Bluffton seeks to remove storage tanks

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Village Solicitor Steve Chamberlain asked council on Monday night for the authorization to look into funding methods for removing underground storage tanks at a property on Ohio 103. The property, which used to be...

Bids opened for Carey culvert project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — J&J Schlaegel Co., Urbana, with a bid of about $533,800, was the low bidder for a Spring Run culvert extension from Carey Senior Depot on East Findlay Street to Patterson Street, Carey Administrator Roy Johnson told Village Council...

Couple planning to open wine shop

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Economic items dominated Arlington Village Council’s attention Monday. An Arlington couple presented preliminary plans for opening a wine shop in a former apartment setting at 105 E. Liberty St. Stephanie and Dan Rader asked...
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