BOE’s ‘thorough and efficient’ discussion

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The Hopewell-Loudon Local School Board approved a resolution in support of the wording in a 160-year-old article in the Ohio Constitution. Article VI section II, the article in question, states, “The General Assembly shall make such provisions...

FCS eyes 1st day of school

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s that time of year again. In six weeks, the hallways of Fostoria City School buildings will be filled with the laughter, tears and pitter-patter of children. As the first day of school — Aug. 21 — approaches, parents are...

Behind the sky blasts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria residents will yet again have an opportunity to witness the night sky filled with festive fireworks Saturday in honor of Independence Day. Zambelli Fireworks, who has provided the city with dazzling displays for more than five years, will...

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26 apply for fire chief job

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER More than 20 individuals from across the globe applied for Fostoria’s vacant fire chief position. Mayor Eric Keckler said he’s overwhelmingly and pleasantly surprised with the response for the open spot. “It always makes you feel...

Bettsville-Old Fort transfer gets OK

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After generations of Bettsville students walking the halls of the Washington Street building, it will forever close its doors as a district June 30, reopening them in August as part of a different district. A resolution approving the transfer of...

Pageant placing provides scholarship money

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It takes more than a pretty face to compete in a pageant. Just ask Fostoria native Kristy Ressler who won third-place runner-up during the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program June 13-21 in Mansfield. The 21-year-old first won Miss Oxford 2014 in March,...

MESA tour reaches out

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A group of bicyclists rolled through the Fostoria area Tuesday on a six-day mission to collect donations for a Rotary Club project. MESA (Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad) is a district-wide Rotary project focused on raising funds and...

Getting fired up against cancer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local residents will be asked to help “Spice Up The Fight” against cancer this weekend during Fostoria’s Relay for Life. The all-night walk-a-thon, slated to begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end around noon Saturday, portrays cancer in...

CARSA keeps community clued-in

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Organizations such as CARSA (Community Actions for Reducing Substance Abuse) are working to increase drug awareness and decrease the percentage of youth and adults who use or abuse drugs. “We’re responsible for community outreach,”...