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...

Fetching her health back

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A canine found starving in Fostoria nearly six months ago has completely regained her strength and health, according to animal shelter staff. Erin McKibben, Wood County Humane Society manager and humane agent, said the society, with the help of a...

FCS’ unsung heroes

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Sometimes it is a thankless job, but Monday has been set aside to recognize school bus drivers. Across the state, residents can thank those behind the wheel as part of School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Bus drivers are vital to the safety and success...

Fishing for a good time

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local children have an opportunity to reel in good fish and good times this summer. The Geary Family YMCA Youth Fishing Derby “Fishing for the Future,” hosted by the Geary Family YMCA, is slated for June 7 at Lake Mottrom, Reservoir 2....

FHS band is bowl-bound

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria High School Redmen Pride Marching Band will be performing during the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl halftime show in Memphis in December. The band will leave Fostoria early in the morning on a date yet to be determined, and will spend four days...

A new era in health

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The Seneca County Health District welcomed a new health commissioner to the team and said goodbye to another Thursday evening at its regular meeting. Beth Schweitzer was introduced to board members and staff as the new health commissioner of the...

Looking good

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Garden Club has set its sights, and green thumbs, on beautifying a corner of the city. Club members will be working to renew the landscaping at East Center and Town streets, where a “Welcome to Fostoria” sign greets motorists...

Fostoria gets SAFER with grant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER City officials announced Friday that Fostoria has taken another step towards being SAFER. The Fostoria Fire Division was awarded the 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant Thursday, according to Senator Sherrod...

It’s spring: Gone fishin’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As waterways are clearing of ice, they’re filling with fishermen and fisherwomen. According to Mike Wilkerson, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Fish Management Supervisor, spring and fall months are the best time to fish because the fish are...

Flowers add curb appeal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Looking for a way to make your residence more appealing to passersby? Gardens are a good way to splash some color and character into a yard, according to Ilene Fruth, owner and operator of Fruth’s Sugarhouse, Greenhouse & Floral Shop in...