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Police give gifts instead of tickets

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect and serve their communities. On Tuesday, Fostoria Police Department gave a little bit more to citizens of the tri-county area as they drove around spreading holiday...

Hoening family buys former KeyBank site

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local entrepreneurs have expanded the family business with the purchase of a vacant bank building on West Tiffin Street. Hoening Holdings, LLC, owned by Terrence and Barbara Hoening, purchased and took ownership of the former KeyBank building at 133...

Plunging for a purpose

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Though the weather outside was frightful and a hot chocolate would have been delightful, several community members had somewhere to be as they spent Saturday afternoon taking a chilly dip into reservoir 3. Plunging with a purpose, 20 individuals...

Christmastime around the world

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may say “Merry Christmas,” others might say “Happy Hanukkah” and some could say “Joyous Kwanzaa” while still others may prefer “Happy Holidays.” No matter the beliefs, the season is celebrated by...

United Way nears 2015 campaign goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the holidays quickly come and go, United Way of Fostoria officials remind community members the season of giving never ends. The 2015 campaign allocated 92.5 percent of the overall $185,000 goal as of Friday, according to Executive Director Evelyn...

Spreading holiday cheer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members spent Tuesday spreading holiday cheer as they helped roughly 350 area children receive a gift to open this Christmas. Organizers of Fostoria Cash Mob Operation: A Christmas for Every Child set up a makeshift store full of donated...

BOE honors its little leaders

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School’s Lighthouse leaders were recognized Monday during the Fostoria City Schools’ Board of Education meeting. The Lighthouse Team is a group of 14 students in grades 3-6 who show leadership skills and...

Area students to explore law enforcement careers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Area students will have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of law enforcement by signing up with a local Boy Scouts of America post. Fostoria Police Department’s newly-formed Explorer Post 22 will host an open house from 7-8 p.m....

Mentor program seeks volunteers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A free mentoring program geared toward the growth of Fostoria’s children is in need of more volunteers. TOPS, Inc. and its Advantage Mentoring Program is a tutoring and mentoring organization. Fostoria City Schools received an $80,000 grant over...

Christmas with a Cop kicks off

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Department is working to make this holiday the most wonderful time of the year by spreading some Christmas cheer. Christmas with a Cop will again provide 12 local underprivileged students and families with gifts and a meal this holiday...