Studrawa’s legacy is one of passion

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Maybe it was his passionate coaching style. Maybe it was his philanthropic efforts as executive director of the United Way. Or maybe it was his time spent volunteering for a local museum. Whatever it was that made Denny Studrawa loved so deeply...

WANTED: Fostoria fire chief applicants

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The search for Fostoria’s 10th fire chief officially began Tuesday night. Fostoria City Council approved a slightly revised job description Tuesday for the chief position at Fostoria Fire Division vacated by Police Chief Keith Loreno on May 6....

Pact paves way for Stearns Road project

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council approved an agreement Tuesday between the city and the state Department of Transportation, paving the way for the long-awaited Stearns Road project. The project, which has been in the planning stages for the better part of a...

A time to honor soldiers

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For Jon Brandeberry, this year’s Memorial Day service at Fountain Cemetery is about honoring soldiers past and present. It is about paying respect to the fallen men and women who gave their lives for their country, and giving living veterans...

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New schedule to alter bus routes

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER In preparation for the first day of classes, which is just 94 days away, Superintendent Andrew Sprang told Fostoria City School Board of Education members Monday the district will be under a new bell schedule that will slightly alter bus routes....

Schools, teachers OK new contract

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER In a strong showing of a district-first mentality, Fostoria City Schools and the local teachers’ union successfully negotiated a new contract Monday night, agreeing to a zero percent wage increase for the next two years. During a regular...

A cause for pause

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It was 1967 and Helen Pervine was pregnant by a man who was not her husband. At some point during the 90-mile drive to the abortion clinic, something changed her mind. The product of an affair between a married white woman and her African American...

The final sermon

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER For Pastor Donald Goodwin, the morning of May 25 will be much more than just another Sunday spreading the good news. After nearly 35 years of dedicated service to the city of Fostoria, the longtime pastor will cement his legacy and deliver his final...

Summer fun nears

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER After four decades of bringing family, friends and alumni together, the St. Wendelin Festival is officially “over the hill” and ready to delight Fostorians young and old for another 40 years. The 41st annual St. Wendelin Festival will...