Old Fort offering preschool next year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For the first time in the 90-year history of Old Fort Local Schools, the district will begin offering preschool in the 2017-18 academic year. Within the last couple of weeks, the district sent flyers to area families informing them of the new...
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Fostoria native awaits double-lung transplant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER There is one sure thing every human being needs to live: Oxygen. And while it should be an easy necessity to acquire, more than 30,000 Americans diagnosed with cystic fibrosis find it difficult to obtain. The genetic disease primarily affects the...
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SW raising funds for new bleachers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For more than 50 years, students, family and fans of St. Wendelin Catholic School have rested their seats on the rows of bleachers inside the school’s north gym. The bleachers date back to when the gymnasium and school addition were built in...
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United Way allocates $186,868

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Great things happened in 2016 thanks to the joint effort of community members and the United Way of Fostoria. Although the campaign season ended 5 percent shy of its $195,000 goal, officials said they were pleased with the amount of monies garnered by...
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FCS chief addresses governor’s budget

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The world of public education is ever changing. Educators and school officials are always adapting to the fluctuating requirements in testing, state standards and various proposed bills. Fostoria City Schools Superintendent Andrew Sprang focused on...
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Proposed state budget increases FCS funding

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Most area school districts won’t see an increase in state funding under Gov. John Kasich’s proposed fiscal budget for the 2017-18 academic year. However, out of the eight local public school districts, Fostoria City Schools is one of two...
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Park district converts house on Bradner Preserve into nature center

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A variety of wildlife and scenery can be seen while walking along the trails of the more than 1,100 acres of natural preserves and parks in Wood County. However, the park district is ensuring community members and visitors can explore the outdoors at...
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Citizens ask council how to move city forward

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A handful of new candidates have thrown their hats in the running for seats on Fostoria’s city council with hopes of helping to move the city forward. However, community members are asking them and current officials one question: How? “I...
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Fostoria goes mad for women’s heart health

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER St. Wendelin Parish Life Center was full of women Friday who are mad about heart health. The 13th annual Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon brought gals from all over the tri-county and northwest Ohio areas decked out in various shades of red clothing and...
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Two teens charged in fatal stabbing

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two teens have been charged in the fatal stabbing of another teen Wednesday night at the Fostoria Townhouses. Arlando C. Crowe, 18, was charged with complicity to murder and Cristian Brown, 17 of Pittsburgh, was charged with murder, both felonies of...