Local dentists ready to ‘Give Kids a Smile’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER If you’re happy and you know it, give a smile. A local dentist office will be giving many area children a reason to smile in February by offering free teeth cleanings through a nationwide program. Drs. Thomas Guernsey and Steven Geroski will...

BOE recognizes honor society inductees

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Despite the chill in the weather and the cancellation of classes, many Fostoria City Schools’ students attended the board of education meeting Monday night. The students were recognized during the meeting as inductees of the Fostoria...

Fire department adding to its ranks

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division is planning to welcome three new members to its firefighting family. Fire Chief Ken Chapman will interview seven candidates today. The interviewees completed and passed a physical agility test at the fire station in May 2015, as...

The fun in learning

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many might agree fun is a key ingredient in learning. Fostoria Junior/Senior High School students in Ashley Reinhart’s cross-categorical resource classroom are mixing a dash of fun with a lot of learning by using hands-on life skills and core...

Police give gifts instead of tickets

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect and serve their communities. On Tuesday, Fostoria Police Department gave a little bit more to citizens of the tri-county area as they drove around spreading holiday...

Hoening family buys former KeyBank site

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local entrepreneurs have expanded the family business with the purchase of a vacant bank building on West Tiffin Street. Hoening Holdings, LLC, owned by Terrence and Barbara Hoening, purchased and took ownership of the former KeyBank building at 133...

Plunging for a purpose

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Though the weather outside was frightful and a hot chocolate would have been delightful, several community members had somewhere to be as they spent Saturday afternoon taking a chilly dip into reservoir 3. Plunging with a purpose, 20 individuals...

Christmastime around the world

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may say “Merry Christmas,” others might say “Happy Hanukkah” and some could say “Joyous Kwanzaa” while still others may prefer “Happy Holidays.” No matter the beliefs, the season is celebrated by...

United Way nears 2015 campaign goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the holidays quickly come and go, United Way of Fostoria officials remind community members the season of giving never ends. The 2015 campaign allocated 92.5 percent of the overall $185,000 goal as of Friday, according to Executive Director Evelyn...

Spreading holiday cheer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members spent Tuesday spreading holiday cheer as they helped roughly 350 area children receive a gift to open this Christmas. Organizers of Fostoria Cash Mob Operation: A Christmas for Every Child set up a makeshift store full of donated...