Autism awareness reaches Fostoria’s first responders

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER First responders are trained to handle emergencies at any given point in time. They constantly adjust to the changing situations around them. While many incidents may be approached using EMT and firefighter training, others take additional training....

Family hosting fundraiser to support woman battling cancer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local family has reached out to residents of the tri-county area requesting they support a community member with a battle she’s been fighting for more than 10 years. Family and friends of Kelly Bateson are hosting a benefit in her honor from...

Council renews home restoration pact

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER City officials are hoping to help improve the lives of Fostoria residents by renewing a program aimed at restoring dilapidated homes at little to no cost for low-income homeowners. Fostoria City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing...

Fostoria businesses take the lead at Longfellow

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Longfellow School staff helped their little leaders take one step closer to a successful future Monday. The school hosted a Fostoria Leaders Day, inviting officials and employees from various area businesses to come into the building to speak to...

Educators are core of apple awards

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Six area teachers were presented with apples Monday to recognize their excellence in education. They weren’t just any apples, however, they were shiny golden and red apples. For the first time in approximately six years, Fostoria Rotary Club...

Summer Rec program seeks return success

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members and officials teamed together last year to offer a summer program geared toward enriching the lives of area youth. As the school year draws to an end, the Summer Recreation Program: Fostoria Community Enriching Our Youth planning...

PA$$ED

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After several weeks of frustration and discussions, Fostoria City Council approved the permanent expense appropriations for 2016 Wednesday just days before deadline. The emergency finance and city council meetings were called as many members had...

Spare some time to strike a SMYL

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER An area mentoring organization is looking for community members who can spare some time to help raise funds to put smiles on the faces of Fostoria children. Seneca Mentoring Youth Links (SMYL) is hosting a Strike-a-thon April 10 at Seneca Lanes, 1090...

Color-A-Thon set for May 21 at FIES

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools’ educators have spent most of this year helping to form Fostoria’s little leaders. Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School staff are taking their efforts one step further by hosting a district- and community-wide...

Essential oils offer variety of benefits

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Spring is approaching and with it, the scents and beauty of vegetation as they come to life. But in the health field, a patch of flowers is more than just a nice smell or a pretty sight. Plants such as rosemary, peppermint and lavender can provide...