H-L BOE OKs coach contracts

By Morgan Manns Staff writer Many community members attended the Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening with the purpose of discussing coaching within the district. In a room full of approximately 150 people, seven community members spoke during the public...

Quest continues to merge Bettsville, Old Fort

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Bettsville and Old Fort school officials have continued to discuss the merger of the two districts. Bettsville Schools was placed under a fiscal emergency at the beginning of February, with an estimated debt of $775,000. The continually soaring...

Shopping convenience coming to Bettsville

  By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Living in a small village has its benefits but one of them is not shopping convenience. That will soon change for those living in and around Bettsville where residents are awaiting the opening of a Dollar General store at 3939 Ohio 12 just at...

Coming together to help students

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER From bullying, to alcohol, to drugs, to problems at home — there are many reasons why students aren’t excelling in school. Fostoria City School’s staff and local organizations that affect youth have come together as a group, called...

Capt. Digby named interim fire chief

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Capt. Warren Digby has been selected as the division’s interim fire chief, according to city officials. Mayor Eric Keckler said Digby, who has been with the division for 19 years, will be in charge of all operations at the fire...

Fostoria pays tribute to its officers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER City officials ask that community members remember past and present officers that serve Fostoria, and all other communities, in honor of National Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day...

Eating for the ages

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At the age of 40, an individual’s need to intake calories begins to decrease, decreasing by five percent every decade, according to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital dietitian Carolyn Tienarend. “As we age, our calorie requirements...

This one’s for the girls

By MORGAN MANNS staff writer First Step is hosting an enrichment series centered around women. “These events are meant to celebrate women and the history of women,” First Step Executive Director Terri Mercer said. “As a family resource center, we want to offer...

Aprons bind the generations

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The history of an apron goes far beyond the stains it may collect and nobody knows that better than Becky White-Schooner of Weston. Schooner was the featured speaker Monday for the Women’s Enrichment Series hosted by First Step where she...

City’s first Rib-Off set for next month

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Some would argue that summer nights and BBQ ribs are a perfect combination. With the summer season vastly approaching, local community members will have the opportunity to partake in a summer evening filled with some of the best ribs in the area. The...