A Christmas for Every Child is keeping the magic alive

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With Christmas less than eight weeks away, organizations are gearing up to spread holiday cheer. While many may say “bah humbug” to the thought of Christmas this early in November, Santa’s little helpers are asking for early...

Jac N’ Do’s to the rescue

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree educators are dedicated to encourage their students to read. Fostoria City Schools’ staff have implemented many programs to get books in the hands of their elementary students and inspire them to explore the stories within. So...

AmVets offering free year for new members

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For approximately 70 years, a national organization has been assisting veterans in all aspects of their lives from disability claims to job searches. AmVets National is further honoring American veterans this Veteran’s Day by offering one...

Campaign slowing down

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The campaign percentage wasn’t exactly where United Way of Fostoria officials wanted it Thursday at the third rally of the season. However, they were impressed with many of the numbers reported from divisions and businesses. Overall, the...

Making memories

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many years and many memories separate the minds of children and seniors. An area school partnered with an area nursing home in an effort to have children and seniors create those memories together and on Tuesday, those memories were full of Halloween...

Halfway there

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria has gained more than half of its 2016 campaign goal, officials announced Thursday during the second campaign rally. The organization has allocated $102,499.10 of its $195,000 goal for a total of 52.5 percent, according to...

Firefighters help area cancer patients

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Cancer. It’s a word many may associate with, whether directly or indirectly through loved ones. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, in the course of their lifetime,...

FCS stacking building blocks to success

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Students, teachers, administrators, curriculum, grades, testing, funding and materials are all pieces of the puzzle to a successful academic institution. And Fostoria City Schools is working on putting it all together. During Tuesday’s meeting...

Cash Mob begins Christmas fundraising

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Imagine 160 families without a Christmas dinner. Imagine 350 children whose parents can’t afford to put Christmas presents under the tree. Now imagine $43,000 being invested into those families and those children. Over the past four years,...

Learning to love literature

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Before bed. In English class. During down time. There are multiple times throughout the day when children may have the opportunity to open a book and embark on the journey within. St. Wendelin Catholic School is helping youngsters and parents alike...