Fostoria legion finds new home

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR After two years of being homeless, the Earl Foust Post 73 of the American Legion has a new place to call its own. The Fostoria veterans post purchased Grooveline, the former Elks at 300 N. Main St., for $35,000 April 6, according to the Seneca...

Taking back memories

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR It may start out as a little forgetfulness and moments of confusion. But too soon it begins stealing memories and thinking skills, and eventually robs one of the ability to carry out the simplest of tasks. It is Alzheimer’s, a disease that...

Rehabilitation begins on Bettsville bridge

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR The noise piercing through the village put residents on high alert. The principal of the elementary school calls the mayor to ask what emergency is setting off the sirens so she can prepare to keep safe the 330 students entrusted to her care. But...

Some sirens fail testing

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Not all of Fostoria’s six outdoor warning sirens worked properly during last week’s statewide test. The siren at Dillon Road and Columbus Avenue failed to sound during the Friday morning test while a siren at Lytle and Findlay streets...

County is growing weather spotters

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Spring is just around the corner and so are the severe storms it brings. To keep area residents safe, local weather spotters are being trained to be the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service. The two-hour training is being conducted at...

It’s cookie time

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR They say a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. An even better diet, perhaps, may be a box of cookies tucked under each arm.And as luck would have it, cookie sales begin this weekend for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.Whether you’re a Thin...

Just for the fun of art

By LINDA WOODLANDMANAGING EDITOR Release your inner artist while brushing up on your creativity at “Paint the Town Nite.”The March 26 event, put on by Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce, is one of the fastest-growing party events in North America, according to...

Hello Dollars!

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Before the house lights go down and the curtain goes up, there is a lot of work that takes place to stage a theatrical performance. Auditions must be conducted, actors selected, understudies prepped, the stage needs designed and, of course, there...

Head in the clouds

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Some might say Tyler Bowes has his head in the clouds. And while most teens tend to grow out of that, for Bowes, it’s the only place he wants to be. The 2013 Old Fort High School graduate started flying airplanes when he was 14. On his 16th...

All Saints celebration

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR While to many this time of year is about ghosts and goblins, for others it’s a time to commemorate all the holy men and women who have paved the way for today’s Christians. Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is the evening before...