Food, fun, fireworks light up city celebration

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria area residents will celebrate their independence Friday with various activities leading up to the grand finale of fireworks. The festivities were moved, according to Mayor Eric Keckler, from July 4 to July 3 so all events could take place on...

St. Wendelin welcomes new pastor

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With every end comes a new beginning. This is something the St. Wendelin Parish and School community are experiencing as they say a bittersweet ‘goodbye’ to one family member while welcoming a new one. With the recent retirement of the...

Mystery, murder and madness

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School students began their first day of Summer Adventure Camp Monday with a bit of a surprise. Little did they know, as they entered the room, they’d stumble across a crime scene — one staged by their...

Park Avenue set to close Tuesday for bridge replacement

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members wishing to go over the river to grandmother’s house — or anyone’s house — on Park Avenue may have to take an alternate route beginning Tuesday as a portion of the roadway will be closed for bridge work. All of...

School not out for district staff

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While school may be out for the summer, most area educators are already preparing for the next academic year. Fostoria City Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang informed board members and community members of staff development being completed and...

Area man faces gun charges in standoff

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A 7½-hour standoff Monday left Tiffin emergency personnel with their second successful suicide negotiation in a two-night span. According to Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens, dispatch received a call reporting an intoxicated male was threatening to...

Students find adventure in educational camps

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER School. Oftentimes the most dreaded nine months of the year involving getting up early, dress codes and school work. Summer. A time of fun, games and, best of all, no school. Once school is incorporated into summer — as summer school — you...

SCAT considers expanding services

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Seneca County Agency Transportation and Heidelberg University have partnered in an effort to provide more services to the community they serve. According to a news release, Allen Underwood, director of Heidelberg’s Graduate Studies in Business,...

More than grads are bidding adieu

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the end of the academic year came to a close, students and teachers alike were congratulating and saying ‘goodbye’ to seniors as they were handed their diplomas. But behind the scenes, some of those educators were also being...

‘Fore’ the community

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria organization is continuing its mission to improve the city, one project at a time. Paint the Town Foundation, a 501c3 created in August of 2013, has set its sights on a second community project: revitalizing Jackson Street and Portage...