Fostoria officer to lead Bettsville police force

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria police officer was hired Thursday night to be Bettsville’s chief of police at a special meeting of Bettsville’s city council. Council members unanimously selected Officer Brandon Bell, who serves as an officer in Fostoria Police...

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Child’s app spooks mom

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It almost sounds like a scene out of a creepy sci-fi movie — you talk to the computer and it talks back. But that is what one Seneca County resident told deputies was happening in her home. According to a Seneca County Sheriff’s report, a...

‘Field’ of dreams

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER There’s no place like home and no one knows that better than Fostoria Area Habitat for Humanity. The local organization has purchased the former Field Elementary School property with an eye towards an extensive neighborhood project. Habitat...

‘Tis the season for taxes

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Just as this winter season brought with it bouts of treacherous snow throughout the area, local residents may now be dreading the next season: tax season. The city of Fostoria has a mandatory filing requirement, which states that every resident of...

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...