Reiki provides spiritual healing

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Just as a picture speaks a thousand words, a simple touch can heal multiple wounds. Reiki, an alternative medicine, is a hands-on healing approach used by professionals to promote health in individuals. “It’s a very simple, spiritual form...

Friendly competition benefits kids

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER All parts of Fostoria must work together to form a thriving community capable of enriching the lives within it. However, in an effort to raise support, awareness and funds for the Summer Recreation Program: Fostoria Community Enriching Our Youth, area...

PARCC poses problems

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With the first round of the new state testing under their belts, area school districts will hardly have enough time to take in a breath of fresh springtime air before buckling back down on the second round. Students and staff of seven regional schools...

Grieving family gives back after tragic loss

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In times of darkness, a good deed doesn’t go unnoticed. After the untimely death of a wife, sister, mother, daughter and friend, the family of Tracy L. Potter, 47, has spoken out and requested the community’s help in supporting Fostoria...

Council OKs $6M in general fund spending for 2015

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Council gave the green light Tuesday for the adoption of the city budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The city will appropriate $6,054,623 for general fund spending this year, according to City Auditor Steve Garner who presented the budget...

FHS alumni hired for top jobs at alma mater

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s said, home is where the heart is. And no one knows this better, perhaps, than two Fostoria High School alumni who were hired in administrative positions at Fostoria City Schools during the district’s Monday night board meeting. Board...

A band of ‘I’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER OAK HARBOR — Fostoria High School Concert Band’s Saturday was one part excellent and three parts superior — and that is a rating worthy of competing at the state level. The group of 47 students traveled to the Ohio Musical Education...

There’s prevention in vaccination

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Contagious diseases can spread like wildfire in a school full of students. And as Smokey the Bear would say, “Only you can prevent wildfires.” Only vaccinations can prevent the contraction and spread of diseases, according to Sheryl St....

Vaccination conversation

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Measles and mumps and chicken pox, oh my! Children can tap their shoes together three times, reciting “There’s no place like home,” but unlike the lions and tigers and bears, these monsters won’t stay away without a...

Policy still probing problems

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER BASCOM — An overflowing room pitted officials against citizens Wednesday during the Hopewell-Loudon school board meeting. Three community members spoke during the public participation portion of the meeting regarding the district’s new...