Making the climb

By MORGAN MANNSSTAFF WRITER Blazing flames.Rising smoke.Burning lungs.Fighting for air.This is how Fostoria firefighter Brian Herbert described being in the midst of a burning structure where, although protected to an extent by air packs and face masks, lungs are exposed to toxic...

Big Bear turns 40

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the recent ups and downs of the national and local economy, one Fostoria family has put the pedal to the metal to keep their business going for 40 years. Bob Moes and his wife, Nancy, opened Big Bear Muffler and Wheel Alignment at 1313 N....

We’re not done yet!

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While some may be blaming Frozen’s Elsa for the cold temperatures, children may be thanking her for the wintry snowfall expected to hit the area today. With temperatures reaching the low 30s, the 100 percent chance of the 4-6 inches of snow...

PARCC test in full drive

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After months in the making, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College Careers testing is in full drive. Fostoria City Schools, as well as several other Ohio school districts, began administering the PARCC tests Tuesday. Beginning this...

Frostbite sets in quickly with frigid temperatures

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER This winter season, don’t let the frostbite bite. Frigid temperatures and low wind chill values are nibbling away at the skin tissue and nerve endings in fingers, ears, noses and other exposed areas of the skin, which can cause frostbite....

Whitta resigns transportation post

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City School’s will be searching for a new transportation director. Transportation Director Brian Whitta rolled out his resignation with the district to travel down a different career path. Fostoria City School board members approved...

Fun facts of famous figures

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER “We hold these truths to be self-evident” there are things you never knew about the presidents. In honor of President’s Day, approximately 75 students in sixth grade classes at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School presented...

With help comes hope

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Depression has many side effects, some of which can be fatal. But there is help. And with help comes hope. Firelands Counseling and Recovery is one outlet, helping individuals cope with the devastating feelings of hopelessness and despair, and come...

Princeton project probes plasma power

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER An area high school graduate has reached for the sky, but instead of landing on the moon, he’s aiming for the sun. Clayton Myers, who graduated from St. Wendelin in 2003, recently graduated from Princeton University after completing his...