‘Fostoria Grows Up’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The fifth installment of a documentary series based on the city’s past may be a walk down memory lane for some and a creative history lesson for others. Fostoria Area Historical Society, in partnership with local film studio Capture1 Studios,...

FFD training unending

Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a four-part weekly series featuring the Fostoria Fire Division. The final installment will run Dec. 5. By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After touring the inside of a fire truck and fire station, many children dream and aspire to be a...

State lays out recovery plan scenarios

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With the Dec. 6 deadline fast approaching, Fostoria’s councilmembers heard the first draft of the city’s financial recovery plan during a work session Monday evening. While not all the ideas presented during the roughly two-hour meeting...

Fostoria Fire Division doing a lot with a little

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a four-part weekly series featuring the Fostoria Fire Division. The next installment will run Nov. 28. By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s been said change is the only constant in life. Fostoria’s full-time fire division...

A Christmas for Every Child

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many area residents are gearing up to stuff themselves with turkey and the fixings on Thanksgiving before setting out for some bargain hunting. With Black Friday in less than a week, A Christmas for Every Child organizers are reaching out and asking...

Hopewell-Loudon promotes positivity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Hopewell-Loudon Local School is promoting positivity with a little bit of fun. Staff and students put together a school-wide lip dub video — a music video that combines lip syncing and audio dubbing — last week as part of a Positive...

The gift of reading

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While several area organizations are providing families with food and toys this holiday season, one group decided to do something a little different. The Fostoria Kiwanis Club is collecting donations of new children’s books. The books will be...

Chicago bound

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Thanksgiving is less than a week away and while some may celebrate with a big turkey feast, others plan to celebrate with a little bit of music. Fostoria Redmen Pride Marching Band is one of 24 bands — five of which are from Ohio — who...

FIES garners 2016 Momentum Award

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When the 2015-16 school and district report cards came out in September, some were quick to fault Fostoria City Schools for its overall achievement grades of a D and an F. Over the past few years, Fostoria City Schools’ officials have repeatedly...

Student video shows how to make it all add up

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree education has changed over the years. No one knows that better, perhaps, than parents of school-aged children as they attempt to understand and teach these new methods of learning. But parents are told to have no fear because students...