School not out for district staff

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While school may be out for the summer, most area educators are already preparing for the next academic year. Fostoria City Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang informed board members and community members of staff development being completed and...

Area man faces gun charges in standoff

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A 7½-hour standoff Monday left Tiffin emergency personnel with their second successful suicide negotiation in a two-night span. According to Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens, dispatch received a call reporting an intoxicated male was threatening to...

Students find adventure in educational camps

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER School. Oftentimes the most dreaded nine months of the year involving getting up early, dress codes and school work. Summer. A time of fun, games and, best of all, no school. Once school is incorporated into summer — as summer school — you...

SCAT considers expanding services

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Seneca County Agency Transportation and Heidelberg University have partnered in an effort to provide more services to the community they serve. According to a news release, Allen Underwood, director of Heidelberg’s Graduate Studies in Business,...

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...