FPD seeks to build Block Watch

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Let’s talk. That’s the message Fostoria Police Department is trying to send to residents. At a Block Watch meeting Wednesday evening, Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, officer Brett Bethel and three community members had a lengthy...

Acknowledge, honor, connect

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City School employees are spending the beginning of this week preparing for the first day of school — Thursday. In an effort to continue to improve serving the children of the community, Superintendent Andrew Sprang requested...

Next stop: Whistle Stop

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A new food business on the south side of town is opening its doors to community members for the first time today. Named after Fostoria’s far-reaching reputation for trains, Whistle Stop Deli, 210 E. Lytle St., will serve customers wanting a...

Fostoria to celebrate its culture, diversity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER La fiesta está aquí! The party is here Saturday celebrating culture, heritage and diversity in downtown Fostoria. Beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing until midnight, Latino Fest will provide fun for the whole family. Advertising from Fremont to Upper...

A higher calling

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local priest will retire his pastoral robe next summer after a total of 13 years of service to the community of Fostoria. Fr. Nicholas Weibl, 75, was reassigned to St. Wendelin Parish in 2007, 35 years after his first assignment at the church....

Best in show

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Members of Fostoria’s garden club used bright colors and fancy designs to represent Fostoria in a positive way with several floral arrangements at a local fair, winning several ribbons. Diann Gray and Phyllis Hahn participated this year in the...

FPD canine unit assists in drug bust

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Department’s canine unit assisted in a Tuesday evening arrest of a Tiffin resident is relation to drug trafficking. Officer Don Dennis and K9 officer Marley aided in two drug-related residential search warrants and the seizure of...

Districts combine, taxes do not – yet

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Residents of the Old Fort and former Bettsville school districts will not see a change in their taxes in the 2014-2015 fiscal year due to the district property transfer. According to Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins, because the separate districts...

BOE finalizes plans for back-to-school

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER BASCOM — Preparation for the upcoming school year was the prominent topic of discussion at Hopewell-Loudon Local School’s Tuesday evening board of education meeting. Superintendent Nichole Jiran presented a possible solution to a traffic...

Fostoria resident is making a joyful noise

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It is said that faith can move mountains. It can also stir inspiration. And no one knows that better, perhaps, than Fostoria resident Elaine Oswald. Oswald’s faith has helped her musical talent blossom into more than 700 songs and 10 recorded...