H-L BOE discusses online testing issues

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Concerns were brought up about the new online testing for students during Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools’ Board of Education meeting Wednesday. Principals Jen Losey and Bill Dobbins shared the difficulties they were experiencing with PARCC...

Fostoria library gets in tune with patrons

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Memorial Public Library is singing a different tune with the purchase of Freegal. Freegal is a free and legal facet for library cardholders to download three pieces of music per week onto a personal MP3 device at no cost through the library...

Hyde gives back

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER NFL player Micah Hyde paid it forward to his hometown community Wednesday evening at a Meet and Greet at Good Shepherd Home. Hyde, a former All-Ohio performer at Fostoria High School who recently completed his rookie season with the NFL’s Green...

Fostoria faces chief concerns

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Filling one chief’s position in the city could mean vacating another. Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno, interim police chief Capt. Patrick Brooks and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donald Joseph of Tiffin have made it...

More than cows and plows

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. This is the motto more than half a million students live by through FFA, in which they are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities. More than 350 area students...

Police chief choice pared to top three

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria officials narrowed its list of eight prospective candidates for the chief of police position Friday afternoon to three. Among the eight candidates are interim police chief Capt. Patrick Brooks and Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno. Fostoria...

Coyote sightings are on the rise

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER This winter’s treacherous weather has created difficulties for humans and animals alike. Local residents have reported seeing an abundance of coyotes this winter near and in city limits. According to Wildlife Communication Specialist John Windau...

It’s payback time

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In past years, students and staff might have been singing, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” during the winter season. This year, however, many would agree they’re begging, “Make it stop, make it stop, make it...

Three arrested in METRICH sting

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Three Tiffin residents were arrested Thursday following execution of a drug-related search warrant. Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit conducted a search warrant at 209 Third Ave., Tiffin, at 11:55 p.m. which...

H-L BOE buys new bus

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools Board of Education traded in two of its old buses and bought a new one during its regular meeting Wednesday evening. The bid, from Cardinal bus, has a subtotal of $94,356. The school will trade in two of their current...