Fostoria schools prepare for students’ return

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With one month left until the first day of school, Fostoria City School officials are preparing for the 2015-2016 academic year. During the Monday night board of education meeting, Superintendent Andrew Sprang gave a brief report on school-year...

Quick-change artists cash in throughout area

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Department is warning citizens of quick-change artists entering local businesses with the intent of using large bills as distractions during transactions to take money from the business. According to Officer Cory Brian, officers...

City brings back Summerfest

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With all of the recent rainfall, the city of Fostoria is hoping the weather cooperates in bringing summer to this weekend’s fest as the second annual Summerfest takes place downtown. “We’re hoping the weather stays clear,”...

ProMedica, Total Rehab join forces for pain care

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When it comes to physical pain, many would say they visit the doctor more than once for the same problem. Fostoria’s pain management clinic and total rehab services will be working more closely together in an effort to provide more effective and...

AIR replaces PARCC testing

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A sigh of relief may have escaped the mouths of area educators and students when lawmakers nixed a controversial state-mandated test June 30 after just one year of use. However, the expression of reprieve was short-lived as Ohio picked a replacement...

FCS rallying for upgrades

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many community members left a Fostoria City Schools public meeting Thursday evening with visions of the future after officials presented a proposal to upgrade district facilities. The proposal, geared at moving the district forward, will attract more...

Arsons probe underway

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local and state law enforcement agencies are investigating two Monday morning arsons in the Fostoria area, one which stemmed from the other, according to officials. Fostoria Fire Division responded to a report of a structure fire in the 200 block of...

Safety Town 2015 comes to a close

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The efforts of many are needed in the forming and shaping of a young child’s education. No one knows this better, perhaps, than the Fostoria-area community. Several businesses, organizations and officials volunteered their time to assist with...

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...