Bettsville-Old Fort transfer gets OK

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After generations of Bettsville students walking the halls of the Washington Street building, it will forever close its doors as a district June 30, reopening them in August as part of a different district. A resolution approving the transfer of...

Pageant placing provides scholarship money

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It takes more than a pretty face to compete in a pageant. Just ask Fostoria native Kristy Ressler who won third-place runner-up during the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program June 13-21 in Mansfield. The 21-year-old first won Miss Oxford 2014 in March,...

MESA tour reaches out

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A group of bicyclists rolled through the Fostoria area Tuesday on a six-day mission to collect donations for a Rotary Club project. MESA (Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad) is a district-wide Rotary project focused on raising funds and...

Getting fired up against cancer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local residents will be asked to help “Spice Up The Fight” against cancer this weekend during Fostoria’s Relay for Life. The all-night walk-a-thon, slated to begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end around noon Saturday, portrays cancer in...

CARSA keeps community clued-in

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Organizations such as CARSA (Community Actions for Reducing Substance Abuse) are working to increase drug awareness and decrease the percentage of youth and adults who use or abuse drugs. “We’re responsible for community outreach,”...

Fostoria’s history in film

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER More of Fostoria’s history will be shared through a continuation of a documentary series first released last year. The Fostoria Area Historical Society, in partnership with local film studio Capture1 Studios, is completing finishing touches to a...

Leading the way

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A furry black friend was the highlight of a Fostoria Lions Club gathering Thursday evening at Good Shepherd Home. Barkley, an 18-month old standard Poodle, demonstrated his skills as a Pilot Dog by walking blindfolded volunteers up and down the...

SummerFest set July 18-19

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s annual summer shindig has been renamed and reinvented, featuring new activities and opportunities for family fun. The former Fostoria Glass Heritage Festival will kick off at 5 p.m. July 18 and continue into the evening of July 19....

Fostoria police conduct two-day crime sweep

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Since 2007, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, according to a 2010 Ohio Drug Abuse Task Force report. In an effort to reduce drug trafficking throughout the community, Fostoria Police Department joined forces...

Finishing the Fight

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Approximately 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on Jan. 1, 2012, according to the American Cancer Society. Some of these individuals were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing...