Fire ravages The Tracks

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out early Wednesday morning in a market on South Town Street. According to Fostoria Fire Chief Ken Chapman, crews responded to a report of a fire at The Tracks, 418 S. Town St., at...

Local teen helps spread juvenile diabetes awareness

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Exactly 21 days into her 8th year of life, Brooklyn Ware received news that would change her life forever. In 2008, she visited the doctor for a routine checkup, one that required more tests than usual and ended with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes....

Serving in style

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A member of Fostoria’s police force is now safely protecting and serving in style. Fostoria Police Department’s K9 Officer Marley received his first bulletproof and stab-protective vest roughly two weeks ago through an anonymous donation....

Work doesn’t end because school’s out

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When May 25 arrives, school will be out for the summer for Fostoria City Schools’ students. While summer is typically a time students use to relax and unwind from nine months of learning, officials said they believe it’s important for...

Exceptional educators awarded for service

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Area students may have found themselves in the presence of award-winning educators. Four teachers from local schools were awarded with leader and service awards March 8 during the Northwestern Ohio Education Association’s Annual Awards Banquet...

Paint the Town group is back in action

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria organization is asking the community to once again join together in an effort to make a local park a pretty place to play. Paint the Town Foundation, a 501(c)3 created in August of 2013, announced plans to begin phase II of the...

Garden club seeks flower power

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Every spring, Fostoria’s flower beds come to life as they’re filled with colorful plants. Members of the Fostoria Garden Club plant annuals — purchased by the city — in the flowerbeds at various focal points and entrances to...

Kids show their leadership skills

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s elementary students have invited community members to see the leaders they have become during special Leadership Days. Riley Elementary, Longfellow and Fostoria Intermediate Elementary schools each have hosted or will host the event...

Color me happy

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Area nursing home residents have been using their artistic talents to color themselves happy. Longtime Fostoria resident Bev Lang began offering Color Me Happy Art for Seniors in 2014 with the hopes of positively impacting the lives of others....

This could happen to you

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER One wrong decision. That’s all it takes to endanger your life and the lives of others. Area juniors and seniors witnessed this first-hand Tuesday morning as they watched a mock crash unfold in front of them, which consequently affected the lives...