Schaeffer sentenced to life in prison

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The third and final defendant in a fatal Memorial Day arson was sentenced to life in prison on four complicity charges Friday in a Seneca County courtroom. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, Fostoria, is eligible for parole after 25 years...

UW campaign rolls on

  By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Magic was in the air Thursday afternoon at the United Way of Fostoria’s second campaign rally. Officials announced a total of $121,096.60 has been pledged thus far, totaling 67.6 percent of the $179,000 goal. “This is...

United Way campaign off to a strong start

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local businesses and citizens have worked their “magic” in the first couple weeks of the 2014 United Way of Fostoria campaign, allocating 45 percent of the campaign goal. United Way Chair Mike Foss announced Thursday at the first rally of...

Portion of Vine Street to be closed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A portion of South Vine Street will be closed permanently in an effort to ensure citizen safety and promote economic development, according to city officials. At approximately 7 a.m. today, employees of the Fostoria Street Department will begin...

Bringing H.O.P.E. to families

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the wake of losing everything, families often hold on to one thing: hope. The hope that they will be healthy and safe. The hope that they will be able to provide the basic necessities to their children. The hope that things will soon look up. Two...

Budget looking better

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City School district has “cut the budget,” according to school officials. During the Monday night meeting of the board of education, Treasurer Norman Elchert reported on the district’s spending and five-year forecast....

Longing for new lungs

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While vital organs are essential for survival, some would agree that comfort, compassion and love from others is just as vital to the sustaining of life. The community is being asked to show such support for a local resident in an effort to raise...

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The sky’s the limit

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When growing up, children are taught to follow their dreams, or “reach for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” The dream of one local resident is to actually travel the space near the moon and stars. She...

Fostoria ready for Halloween

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria will be haunted with tricks and treats and ghouls and goblins of all ages during the city’s annual Halloween festivities. The annual Halloween parade, slated for 5 p.m. Oct. 26, will kick off from the intersection of North...