Brighter holiday on the way

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two area organizations have joined forces in an effort to spread more Christmas cheer this holiday season. Fostoria Cash Mob and A Christmas for Every Child worked together for the first time in 2014 and, making their alliance official, they will be...

Halloween happenings

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Community members are in for a hauntingly fun treat Sunday as the city’s annual Halloween Parade spooks downtown Fostoria. Slated for 5 p.m., the parade will kickoff at the intersection of North Main, Perry and Sandusky streets. Heading south,...

Students promote traffic safety laws

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER People — specifically teens — are often hounded with phrases such as “Don’t text and drive,” “Drive sober or get pulled over” and “Click it or ticket” by their parents, teachers and other adult...

UW starts off strong

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Throughout the past few weeks, area businesses and community members have teamed up in an effort to make Fostoria strong, allocating 47 percent of the 2015 United Way of Fostoria campaign goal. United Way Chair Mike Foss announced Thursday at the...

BOE recognizes Fostoria’s little leaders

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several students were recognized Monday for demonstrating characteristics related to an initiative Fostoria City Schools began this summer. The district implemented the principles of “The Leader in Me” — a program which creates a...

Preliminary plans proposed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Preliminary plans were discussed for a joint school bus and fire/EMS garage at Wednesday’s Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting. The idea of a joint facility was proposed at the district’s September meeting by Bascom Joint Fire...

Paint the Town receives $4K grant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After receiving a $4,400 grant, a Fostoria organization is asking the community to join together in an effort to further improve the aesthetics of the city. Paint the Town Foundation, a 501(c)3 created in August of 2013, received Home Depot’s...

Concert venue gets new identity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several community members from the area have opened a venue on Ohio 18 to provide the community with live entertainment and a good time. Dually named Venue 18 and Cowboys and Angels, the 295 W. Ohio 18 address will be the home of a new weekend hangout...

Stopping crime before it starts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s often said the youth in the community are the future of that community. In an effort to help children in the tri-county area make good choices and to ensure a positive future for Fostoria, Fostoria Police Department hosted a “Safe...

City adds to ranks of D.A.R.E. officers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria police officers went on a daring journey to complete training to help them better serve and protect the community. Officer Adam Nelson and Sgt. Clayton Moore graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in Worthington Friday after completing a...