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Fostoria Community Band gets new director

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Craig McKenzie is living the dream as Fostoria Community Band’s new director. Just as McKenzie was hitting his stride as a new retiree filling his days with other pursuits and passions, he was approached by a couple band members and asked...
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Fostoria teen brings home the gold while shooting for the stars

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Every child starting out in Girl Scouts learns the value of gold, beginning with the first song they ever learn. “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” So it should come as no surprise the highest...
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Cookies here for short time

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR If you can’t eat ’em, freeze ’em. That’s the advice Fostoria Girl Scout Troop Leader Connie Wallace is offering concerning purchasing Girl Scout cookies, which are available for a limited amount of time. There’s a...

Serve thy neighbor

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Following in the footsteps of Jesus who turned water into wine, an area church is turning pancakes into playground equipment. Under the leadership of Pastor Robin Hindall, Girton Church of God, Risingsun, has been hosting all-you-can-eat pancake...

One more reason to vote

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Enough already! We’re sick of the bickering and bad mouthing. We’ve had it with the belittling, bullying and name calling. We’re disgusted and tired and we want it all to be over. Who among us hasn’t felt or thought this...

Care center marks 16 years with open house

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Dementia is an undiscriminating villain, robbing its victims of precious memories it has taken a lifetime to gather. And as it progresses, it also steals rational thought causing impaired judgment, disorientation, confusion and behavior changes,...

Dinner and a raffle

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Instead of dinner and a movie this Saturday, how about dinner and a raffle? Lions Clubs throughout Seneca County are hosting a super raffle and dinner as a fundraiser for Project Lifesaver, a program the civic organization has been spearheading...

A bargain worth bragging about

EDITORIAL By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR We all like a bargain. Who wouldn’t like to walk out of a store with an item that is reduced in price by nearly 90 percent. Just think of it: • A gallon of gas priced at $2.29 now for sale for 23 cents. • A restaurant...

FPD nabs wanted felons

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Fostoria police used the element of surprise to arrest two wanted felons from Toledo in a covert operation Monday afternoon. Police arrested Shonquell T. Denson, 21, and Dorian R. Williams, 22, Monday afternoon at the northend of the city. Denson...

From court to clergy

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR By day, Charles Hall prosecutes criminals in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. By night, he forgives them. The part-time assistant prosecutor for the city of Fostoria is also the pastor of Reflection Ministries, a new church establishing its roots...