UW reaches 75% of goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Three quarters of the way through the campaign season, United Way of Fostoria has reached three quarters of its $185,000 goal. At the third campaign rally Thursday in the Geary Family YMCA Annex, division chairs reported their division pledges, with a...

Fostoria voters OK school levy

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members showed their support in the Fostoria City Schools district Tuesday when the majority voted in favor of a tax levy to upgrade facilities. In unofficial results, voters in the tri-county area voted to approve the 3.5-mill, 35-year bond...

Your Kids Closet to close its doors

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After 13 years in business, a hometown retail store will be closing its doors before the end of the month. Your Kids Closet Owner Doris Medina is retiring her business in order to spend more time with her family and grandkids. “I spend so many...

UW gains 58% of goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria garnered another 11 percent of its 2015 campaign goal, officials announced Thursday during the second campaign rally. The organization has allocated $107,543 of its $185,000 goal for a total of 58 percent, according to...

Brighter holiday on the way

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two area organizations have joined forces in an effort to spread more Christmas cheer this holiday season. Fostoria Cash Mob and A Christmas for Every Child worked together for the first time in 2014 and, making their alliance official, they will be...

Halloween happenings

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members are in for a hauntingly fun treat Sunday as the city’s annual Halloween Parade spooks downtown Fostoria. Slated for 5 p.m., the parade will kickoff at the intersection of North Main, Perry and Sandusky streets. Heading south,...

Students promote traffic safety laws

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER People — specifically teens — are often hounded with phrases such as “Don’t text and drive,” “Drive sober or get pulled over” and “Click it or ticket” by their parents, teachers and other adult...

UW starts off strong

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Throughout the past few weeks, area businesses and community members have teamed up in an effort to make Fostoria strong, allocating 47 percent of the 2015 United Way of Fostoria campaign goal. United Way Chair Mike Foss announced Thursday at the...

BOE recognizes Fostoria’s little leaders

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several students were recognized Monday for demonstrating characteristics related to an initiative Fostoria City Schools began this summer. The district implemented the principles of “The Leader in Me” — a program which creates a...

Preliminary plans proposed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Preliminary plans were discussed for a joint school bus and fire/EMS garage at Wednesday’s Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting. The idea of a joint facility was proposed at the district’s September meeting by Bascom Joint Fire...