Dillon, Feasel win seats in Fostoria

Councilwoman Paula Dillon and Councilman Paul Feasel won the contested races for Fostoria City Council in Tuesday’s election.

Dillon is the incumbent Fostoria 1st Ward representative and won 214 votes from Seneca and Wood counties. Daniel Steinacker received 129 votes in the race, according to unofficial results.

Dillon is a member of the Public Affairs committee and the Zoning Appeals Board, and has been active in the United Auto Workers and the Fostoria Block Watch program.

She said that with her experience and compassion, she is an effective representative.

In her next term, she said she wanted to focus on creating more job opportunities in Fostoria.

Feasel received 217 votes, while Greg Flores received 180 votes for a total of 397 votes, according to unofficial results from Wood and Hancock counties.

Feasel has served as 2nd Ward representative since 2003. He is a member of the Finance Committee, Revolving Loan Fund committee, Fostoria Economic Development Corp. and Fostoria Chamber of Commerce.

He has maintained the motorcoach company Bliss Charters in Fostoria. He said his business and financial experience will assist him in representing the city.

In his next term, Feasel would like to focus on economic growth and maintaining safety services.

Jonathan Hay is to serve as Ward 3 representative after running unopposed. According to unofficial results, Hay received 110 votes.

Hay intends on improving morale and quality of life in Fostoria during his term on council. This is his first time in an elected office.

After running unopposed, Thomas Lake has been re-elected as 4th Ward representative. Lake received 144 votes, according to unofficial results.

He has been on council for 10 years and is president pro tem.

In his next term, he would like to improve the job outlook in Fostoria, maintain safety and EMS services and find another way to save the city money on insurance.