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To serve and protect — behind the scenes

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Safety vest. Gun. Taser. Badge. Many know the men behind the uniforms who come to defend the residents of Fostoria in their times of need. But not many know those behind the scenes, responding to calls and directing officers to such disturbances....

Support in a tough time

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many people who have went through it report that separation and divorce is a painful, depressing and lonely time in one’s life. A small group of local residents are sending a message to those suffering through such hurt: you don’t have to...

Investing in our future

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Today’s youth are the future leaders of a community, many would say. Two Fostoria daycare centers are focused on fostering the early education of local youth to ensure they’re prepared for their future endeavors. “It’s...

UW aims for magical year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria is asking community members to work their magic in an effort to help them reach their 2014 campaign goal of $179,000. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, the United Way announced this year’s goal for the campaign...

Man arrested for ‘Purge Night’ post

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria man was arrested after a five-day investigation involving content posted on social media that frightened several community members. According to Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno, the Fostoria Police Department received numerous calls...

Area students begin a new school year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s that time of year again: to get out of the lazy summer days and into the hustle and bustle of the school year. Students entered the hallways and classrooms on their first day filled with nervousness, excitement and anticipation. One local...

Many fire chief candidates from outside the state

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The search for the city’s new fire chief is well under way. Mayor Eric Keckler said the selection committee met for more than three hours July 11 and, after making a few phone calls and working around various vacation schedules, narrowed their...

Talking Ohio’s economy

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER What can be done to improve Ohio’s economy? That was the primary discussion at a 90-minute meeting with State Senator Randy Gardner (R-District 2), State Representative Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green), State Representative Robert Cole Sprague...