United Way expands services with its First Call program

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At the end of 2015, United Way of Fostoria officials had a dream to expand their services to further help the community. Their dreams came to fruition Tuesday when they began their First Call for Help program. An information and referral service, the...

Dentists give kids a smile

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Kids whose families can’t afford dental care may not smile as often as others. However, lots area children will be showing off their pearly whites come February. Local dentist offices will be giving kids a reason to smile by offering free teeth...

Fostoria youth bring message of hope

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In August of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dreams of equality with the world. More than 50 years later, his message is resounding through the words of local youth. The city of Fostoria again partnered with the Fostoria Chapter of the...

Open enrollment: A win for some, loss for others

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Courses. Athletics. Clubs. Personnel. Students. Cost. Atmosphere. When choosing what school they want their children to attend, parents often look at these options and more. Allowing students to enroll in schools outside of their residence —...

FJ/SHS students recognized for commitment

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Inclement weather caused most area students to spend their Tuesday at home due to the cancellation of school. However, five Fostoria Junior/Senior High School students were in the building to attend the district’s board of education meeting,...

Go mad for women’s heart health

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As caretakers, women are often rushing around. Whether it is taking children to events and appointments, a hectic job, running errands or something else; all that rushing around like the Mad Hatter can put stress on her heart. But sometimes those busy...

Make a plan for long term resolution success in 2017

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With just hours before the big glittering ball in Times Square drops, people all over the world are making resolutions for the new year. Losing weight, eating healthy, exercising more, saving money, going to school and other goals have been set by...

Angels walk among us

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER “You can conquer any challenge.” These are the words embellishing nearly 60 angel ornaments given to less fortunate area kids this holiday season. POET Biorefining is giving a Christmas to 17 Fostoria City Schools’ families this year...

Teachers recognized for a job well done

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School staff were serenaded with the sounds of the seasons during the district board of education meeting Tuesday evening. Members of the 5th- and 6th-grade Fostoria band played holiday tunes as well as other musical...

Cash Mob raises more than $12K

By MORGAN MANNS and BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITERS ‘Twas eight days before Christmas on a Saturday at noon, A time 12 community members said came all too soon. They lined up in pairs at Reservoir 3, Prepared to be freezing for families in need. Two-by-two they took the chilly...