A community call to paws

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Speaking on behalf of its furry companions, a local humane society is requesting donations to help care for the 120 animals sheltered there. Staff of the Humane Society of Seneca County posted a cry for help on its Facebook page Oct. 31 asking for...

Learning through creativity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With creative melodies and handful of playful lyrics, one local educator has unlocked the minds of area youth through the art of song. James Brake, music instructor and band director at St. Wendelin Catholic School, worked with students in his second...

UW pledges reach 71 percent of goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With one week left, United Way of Fostoria has reached 71 percent of its $179,000 campaign goal. At the third campaign rally Thursday in the Geary Family YMCA annex, division chairs reported their division pledges, with a total of $126,325.73 pledged...

Two house fires in one day

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division got a workout Wednesday, battling two blazes within 15 hours. Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of McDougal Street at approximately 4:30 a.m. and later battled another blaze at about 7 p.m....

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Schaeffer sentenced to life in prison

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The third and final defendant in a fatal Memorial Day arson was sentenced to life in prison on four complicity charges Friday in a Seneca County courtroom. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, Fostoria, is eligible for parole after 25 years...

UW campaign rolls on

  By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Magic was in the air Thursday afternoon at the United Way of Fostoria’s second campaign rally. Officials announced a total of $121,096.60 has been pledged thus far, totaling 67.6 percent of the $179,000 goal. “This is...

United Way campaign off to a strong start

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local businesses and citizens have worked their “magic” in the first couple weeks of the 2014 United Way of Fostoria campaign, allocating 45 percent of the campaign goal. United Way Chair Mike Foss announced Thursday at the first rally of...

Portion of Vine Street to be closed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A portion of South Vine Street will be closed permanently in an effort to ensure citizen safety and promote economic development, according to city officials. At approximately 7 a.m. today, employees of the Fostoria Street Department will begin...

Bringing H.O.P.E. to families

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the wake of losing everything, families often hold on to one thing: hope. The hope that they will be healthy and safe. The hope that they will be able to provide the basic necessities to their children. The hope that things will soon look up. Two...