More than grads are bidding adieu

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the end of the academic year came to a close, students and teachers alike were congratulating and saying ‘goodbye’ to seniors as they were handed their diplomas. But behind the scenes, some of those educators were also being...

‘Fore’ the community

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria organization is continuing its mission to improve the city, one project at a time. Paint the Town Foundation, a 501c3 created in August of 2013, has set its sights on a second community project: revitalizing Jackson Street and Portage...

Three arrested for theft after morning standoff

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a theft of commercial-grade wire from an American Electric Power substation. Sean Dayton, 30, Joshua Fox, 36, both of Fostoria, and Terry O’Leary, 31, of Republic, were arrested shortly after...

City gets grant to test for algae

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With summer fast approaching, a big glass of ice-cold water may be just the thing to quench a parched throat on a hot day. A year after the outbreak of harmful algae blooms contaminated drinking water in Toledo and Lucas County, community members may...

Pillars of community

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s often said love is eternal. One man’s love for his community has proven this to be true by donating his life’s savings to the higher education of area students. Edward Ralph Pillars (1877-1959) placed all of his money into a...

Fostoria answers the call

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Room service is just a phone call away for patients in one of 11 ProMedica hospitals. Regardless from where that call is generated, it’s ringing into Fostoria’s ProMedica Nutrition Services Call Center, located in the ProMedica building at...

Making Fostoria a ‘Safety Town’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Camp Fire Northwest Ohio is lighting the way for area youth to learn how to be safe. Safety Town — slated 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday June 22 through July 3 — will teach children ages 4-6 how to cross the street properly and walk...

POET joins Scouts to create bird houses

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In an effort to be more involved in the community, a local business has reached out to complete a project with an area Boy Scouts of America group. Dan Fahler, boiler technician at POET Biorefining, contacted the Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts...

Splashing into summer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria will provide community members with an outlet to cool off in a time of summer, sun and all things hot when the city pool opens June 6. Pool staff and city employees have been preparing the Fostoria City Pool for kids and adults alike to enter...

Principals shuffle

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After a decade of teaching within the district, a Fostoria City School science teacher will retire his teaching cap for the many hats of an administrator. Mike Daring was hired as assistant principal of the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School,...