Rebuilding Fostoria on a great foundation

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For many years, a local organization has been granting money to area agencies with the intent of making Fostoria a better place to call home. Created in 1998, the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is a collection of individual funds made up of...

Leaders in learning

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER An old African proverb proclaims “it takes a village to raise a child.” The same can be said for educating a child. In order for any educational system to function, several groups must come together in harmonious fashion. Teachers,...

Here to lend a helping H.A.N.D.

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local organization is lending a helping H.A.N.D. to Seneca County residents with neuromuscular disorders. Inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Bascom resident Marquita Smith created H.A.N.D. (Help and...

FHS senior soldiers on in VFW contest

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Love, sacrifice and freedom. These are the words that set the foundation of the award-winning essay written by a Fostoria Junior/Senior High School student who placed in the top three in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy district...

New wing takes flight

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Good Shepherd Home’s newest wing opened to many “Oohs” and “Ahhs” from the public Wednesday. Providing care and a place to call home since 1904, the nursing home celebrated the grand opening of its 100 wing....

Action auction bids return of annual event

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A parochial education isn’t cheap, but St. Wendelin’s Action Auction offers a fun way to lower those costs. The 31st annual event is scheduled Feb. 7 in the north gym at St. Wendelin Catholic School. Money raised at the auction benefits...

Fostoria youth share The Dream

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed his feelings towards equality through words on Aug. 28, 1963, Fostoria youth expressed their beliefs and ideals on equality through the written word Monday. Five Fostoria students presented their award-winning...

A whole new world

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria serves as a home-away-from-home for several international students at St. Wendelin Catholic School. One student, Ly Nguyen, had the opportunity to share her second home with her mother, Trang Thanh, who visited the city and the school Friday....

FPD takes next step in curtailing crime

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It is well-known that the mission of every law enforcement agency is to protect and to serve the American public. Fostoria’s police department has joined forces with the state attorney general’s office to take part in a statewide...

Coaching changes cause clash

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several community members attended the Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education Wednesday to express their concerns involving the district’s athletic program. In a room full of approximately 100 people, eight individuals spoke out during the public...