City police eligibility list slated to expire

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks announced Thursday at the Fostoria Civil Service Commission meeting that the entry level eligibility list for the police department will expire this summer. Currently, Brooks said there are two individuals on the...

Soul food served Saturday

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local residents can warm their hearts and bellies this weekend at the eighth annual Soul Food Dinner Saturday. The Fostoria branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) #3184 will host the dinner from 2 to 4 p.m. at...

UW touts successes

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A community of caring hearts is the backbone of United Way of Fostoria’s success. Campaign chairperson Autumn Clouse told those gathered Monday for the organization’s annual meeting the 2013 campaign garnered 96 percent of its $189,000...

Another write-in joins state contest

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the deadline for write-in candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives 88th District came to a close Monday, one last candidate filed for election. Bill Young, retired social studies teacher of Green Springs, announced to a small group of...

Keeping kids safe

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The duty of two Fostoria police officers reaches far beyond the average car chase, traffic ticket and domestic call. Officers Justin Kiser and Travis Ricker work almost every day as school resource officers, trying to keep Fostoria’s schools...

Pearson hired as interim treasurer at Bettsville

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At a special meeting Tuesday, the Bettsville School Board of Education appointed an interim treasurer. Jaime Pearson, treasurer of Old Fort Local Schools, was selected by the Bettsville board as an interim treasurer to replace former treasurer, Roger...

Fostoria officer to replace stolen gun

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria police officer will have to replace his firearm after it was stolen from his vehicle in Toledo Wednesday night. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, an officer was in Toledo when a window of his personal vehicle was smashed...

K-9 unit walks the Block

By Morgan Manns Staff Writer Fostoria police officer Brandon Bell and canine officer Riky were the guest speakers at the city’s Block Watch meeting Wednesday evening at Flippin’ Jimmy’s. The meeting was centered around the roles of canine officers and their...

Flood fears on the rise

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As warmer temperatures creep into the area, they bring with them the threat of rain showers and possible flooding. According to the National Weather Service, a 90 percent chance of rain has been predicted for Thursday with possible snow and/or...

Free class prepares seniors for portraits

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the end of the school year swiftly approaches, it’s time for juniors to schedule their senior portrait sessions. In an effort to provide students with tips and hints on how to “look their best” for their senior pictures, local...