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FIES garners its 2nd Momentum Award

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School has been recognized for good grades on the school’s report card. It was announced this week that the staff and students earned the Momentum Award, which recognizes schools...
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Your furry friends can get the flu too

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Flu season is here. And while keeping yourself healthy is important, area vets ask that you don’t forget about your furry companions. Reports of dogs contracting the flu have spotted the news already this season in the northwestern Ohio area,...
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Local groups seeking donations for A Christmas for Every Child

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Sounds of gobbling turkeys and jingling bells are in the air. Thanksgiving will soon be here and gone and holiday shopping will be upon us. While Christmas is considered the season of giving, some say that giving doesn’t have to wait until...
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‘Tis the season for holiday Grinches

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER ‘Tis the season. For both holiday shoppers and holiday robbers. It’s not unusual at this time of year for the Grinches of the tri-county area to make an appearance and steal things from local stores or homes. In light of recent armed...
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United Way closes in on 2017 campaign goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria has reached nearly ¾ of its 2017 campaign goal, closing in on its mission to change lives one at a time. At the final rally of the reporting season Thursday, officials announced 74 percent of this year’s $195,000 goal...
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Bloomdale hosting parade to honor veterans

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Bloomdale will commemorate Veterans Day with a parade through the heart of the village this Saturday, ending with a dedication to local veterans. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, traveling north from the railroad park on Main Street to Vine...
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Students focus on giving back

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In a time of Thanksgiving, Fostoria Junior/Senior High School students are reaching out to community members to say ‘thanks’ and give back. Students in Thom Loomis’ ACHIEVE Course Leadership II have organized the school’s first...
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Gone, but not forgotten

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Love. While it may be a small word, the emotions behind it are anything but. A crowded Hopewell-Loudon Chieftain gym in Bascom was full of love Friday afternoon in honor of a Fostoria family who tragically lost their lives last week when their West...
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Safety forces, candidates give final statements

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria was recently named the 19th safest city in the state. However, that safety is in jeopardy, according to officials, and lies in the hands of Fostoria’s voters. During a two-hour voters forum Wednesday evening, representatives...
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Where there’s smoke…

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many people have done it. Maybe by cooking microwave popcorn too long or burning a bagel in the toaster. Some people would agree the sounds to be screeching and annoying. But having smoke detectors in the home could mean the difference between life...