FPD sets sights on holiday cheer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Department is protecting and serving and spreading some holiday cheer this Christmas. In its third year, Christmas with a Cop aims to provide 12 local underprivileged families with gifts and a meal this holiday season. Money is raised...

Preparing for life

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local students are preparing for their futures one contest at a time. Nearly 64,000 FFA members from throughout America attended the annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, of which 25 were from the Elmwood chapter....

In good ‘spirits’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A recently opened local bar aims to serve more than alcohol, with monetary donations to area charities and organizations. That Place, 2491 Perrysburg Rd., opened for business June 30 under the new ownership of long-time Fostorians Michelle and Brian...

Raising the bar

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Requirements for high school graduation continues to shift statewide as recent changes to the educational system prepare to take effect. Beginning with the class of 2018, this year’s freshmen, all Ohio students will have a different graduation...

Roppe, Seneca Re-Ad celebrate 30 years together

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After 30 years in unity, the partnership of a local business and a local non-profit continues to build better lives. Roppe Rubber Corp. and Seneca Re-Ad Industries celebrated their long-time collaboration Thursday morning with an open house at Seneca...

Fostoria police get new wheels rollin’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With the purchase of three new cruisers, Fostoria police officers will be protecting and serving the city while riding in style. Months in the making, the black and white SUVs were completed, brought to the station and on the road Friday afternoon,...

Playground upgrade encourages learning outside the classroom

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When asked, many young students may say their favorite subject in school is recess. In an effort to encourage learning on the playground, Longfellow School incorporated a bike path in the outside classroom, using $20,000 in grant and donated funds....

Making magic in the home stretch

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the final days of the 2014 campaign, the United Way of Fostoria is asking community members and businesses to work a little more magic and give a little more money. At the final rally of the campaign season Thursday in the Geary Family YMCA Annex,...

A ‘High’ need for helping area hungry

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the season of giving, a local food pantry is asking community members to come together to help area families in need of food during the holidays. In an effort to fill the stomachs and spirits of hungry Fostoria families, High Street United...

Fostoria Cash Mob begins Christmas fundraiser

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria group is looking to make this Christmas the most wonderful time of the year for families in need. Organizers of Fostoria Cash Mob have raised thousands of dollars to provide a Christmas for more than 40 families over the past two winters....