REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Capt. Digby named interim fire chief

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Capt. Warren Digby has been selected as the division’s interim fire chief, according to city officials. Mayor Eric Keckler said Digby, who has been with the division for 19 years, will be in charge of all operations at the fire...

Fostoria pays tribute to its officers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER City officials ask that community members remember past and present officers that serve Fostoria, and all other communities, in honor of National Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day...

Eating for the ages

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER At the age of 40, an individual’s need to intake calories begins to decrease, decreasing by five percent every decade, according to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital dietitian Carolyn Tienarend. “As we age, our calorie requirements...

This one’s for the girls

By MORGAN MANNS staff writer First Step is hosting an enrichment series centered around women. “These events are meant to celebrate women and the history of women,” First Step Executive Director Terri Mercer said. “As a family resource center, we want to offer...

Aprons bind the generations

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The history of an apron goes far beyond the stains it may collect and nobody knows that better than Becky White-Schooner of Weston. Schooner was the featured speaker Monday for the Women’s Enrichment Series hosted by First Step where she...

City’s first Rib-Off set for next month

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Some would argue that summer nights and BBQ ribs are a perfect combination. With the summer season vastly approaching, local community members will have the opportunity to partake in a summer evening filled with some of the best ribs in the area. The...

Fetching her health back

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A canine found starving in Fostoria nearly six months ago has completely regained her strength and health, according to animal shelter staff. Erin McKibben, Wood County Humane Society manager and humane agent, said the society, with the help of a...

FCS’ unsung heroes

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Sometimes it is a thankless job, but Monday has been set aside to recognize school bus drivers. Across the state, residents can thank those behind the wheel as part of School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Bus drivers are vital to the safety and success...

Fishing for a good time

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Local children have an opportunity to reel in good fish and good times this summer. The Geary Family YMCA Youth Fishing Derby “Fishing for the Future,” hosted by the Geary Family YMCA, is slated for June 7 at Lake Mottrom, Reservoir 2....

FHS band is bowl-bound

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria High School Redmen Pride Marching Band will be performing during the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl halftime show in Memphis in December. The band will leave Fostoria early in the morning on a date yet to be determined, and will spend four days...