Only few days left to drop off gifts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With just days until the effort of generous Fostorians brightens the holidays of area children, A Christmas for Every Child officials are reaching out in a final attempt to garner needed toys. At the beginning of the month, toy donations were down so...

Read 1,000 books before kindergarten

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The concept is simple: Read a book. The rewards are priceless: Education and bonding. Kaubisch Memorial Public Library has begun the process of implementing a program geared toward educating infants and bringing families closer together through...

‘Tis the season for collecting and giving

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria schools are working to make this holiday the most wonderful time of the year for area families. Fostoria City and St. Wendelin Catholic schools are raising money, collecting food and acquiring toys and necessities for those who may not be...

Plunging into the spirit of the season

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria officials and community members will be plunging with a purpose to spread holiday cheer this year. Fostoria Cash Mob Operation: A Christmas for Every Child is gearing up for its fourth annual Polar Plunge, slated for noon Dec. 17 at Reservoir...

Fostoria Fire Division — a bargain of city services

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a four-part weekly series featuring the Fostoria Fire Division. By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division is putting the value is evaluation. As the city — with the help of the state auditor’s office —...

A Cash Mob Christmas

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Cash Mob is in its fifth year of spreading holiday cheer and blessing throughout the city. Throughout the past four years, the organization has helped approximately 160 families and 350 children by investing around $43,000 into ensuring they...

SW show choir named semi-finalist

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may agree music is a timeless art. Songs from the present as well as decades past can be heard on the radio, are sold in stores and are brought back in local performances by the vocal talents of area students. St. Wendelin Catholic School is...

Organizers rally to bring Christmas to every child

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, A Christmas for Every Child had approved approximately 320 applications. However, with few donations coming in and the toy store less than three weeks away, organizers said they are unsure if they will be able to provide every...

‘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...