Temporary repairs made to Sixth Street outdoor warning siren

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria residents may have been on edge for the second time this week after hearing an outdoor warning siren blare on and off throughout Wednesday morning. The siren, located in the area of the former Field School on West Sixth Street, was being...

FFD receives $19,905 in grant monies

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division was awarded almost $20,000 through a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant Wednesday. According to a news release from the office of U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the division received $19,905 for operations and safety...

Memo boards speak when others can’t

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Hoening Family Funeral Homes has provided thousands of area citizens with a new tool designated to give first responders easier access to medical information. Multipurpose memo boards — including space to write in daily notes, a space for...

Teaming for tomorrow

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria is asking community members to team up in an effort to help it reach its 2015 campaign goal of $185,000. At a press conference Friday afternoon, officials announced this year’s goal for the campaign is $6,000 more than...

ProMedica eyes relocation, expansion of dialysis center

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital will host a two-day fundraiser to garner funds to be used toward the relocation and expansion of its dialysis center. Currently located on the second floor of the hospital’s main campus, 501 Van Buren St.,...

Latino Fest celebrates its 9th year Saturday

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With the recent bouts of negativity toward race, gender and belief differences across the country, area citizens say they hope the next scheduled Fostoria event will bring unity to the city. Latino Fest, slated for 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, serves...

Elchert continues as treasurer, for now

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools will not yet say farewell to Treasurer Norman Elchert as he has agreed to continue as the district’s treasurer until a replacement can be found, officials announced at Monday evening’s board of education meeting....

Welcome, new educators

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Incoming Fostoria educators were welcomed into the community Friday during the annual New Educator’s Luncheon. The event, which has been organized annually since 2003 by the Fostoria Kiwanis Club, is hosted to honor Fostoria City and St....

Low enrollment, finances addressed at fireside chat

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Approximately 100 citizens, parishioners and parents filled the pews of St. Wendelin Catholic Church Wednesday night during a fireside chat. Hosted as a meet and greet, the chat was designed to ease and comfort the minds of troubled community members...

Ringing in the new year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Junior/Senior High School will ring in the 2015-2016 academic year with a new bell schedule. A flyer as well as revised block and revised 2-hour delay block schedules were sent out to parents/guardians July 20, along with FAQ and detail...