How much lead is in Fostoria’s water?

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As discussions continue regarding the Flint water crisis, many community members may be concerned about lead drifting into their own tap water. However, officials said Fostoria citizens can wash those fears away. Under the Environmental Protection...

FHS band EXCELLENT at state

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER FINDLAY — Several northwest Ohio high school bands played their hearts out this weekend in an attempt to win over a panel of judges. Fostoria High School Concert Band spent Saturday morning using their musical talents to impress four judges and,...

FHS Concert Band heads to OMEA Saturday

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria High School Concert Band will set out on Saturday to represent the school and city with superior sounds. Building on last year’s success, the group of 50 students will travel to the Ohio Musical Education Association State Large Group...

Third graders facing charges

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria City Schools’ students are facing charges of inducing panic after falsely reporting subjects were taking their pictures at two separate bus stops Thursday morning. According to School Resource Officer Adam Nelson, a third-grade girl...

United Way of Fostoria approves $5K award to Summer Recreation Program

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local organization has taken one step further in achieving it’s mission to make a difference in the education, income and health of residents in the tri-county area. The United Way of Fostoria approved a $5,000 grant to the Fostoria Summer...

Mother turns loss into giving back to community

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Four years ago, Tammy Smith received devastating news. Her son, Nathan, was an airman in the United States Air Force at Ramstein Air Base in Germany when he lost his life in a “freak accident,” Smith said. On April 13, 2012, after about a...

I scream, you scream

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As warm weather sets in, St. Wendelin Catholic School students seem to have one thought on their minds: ice cream. Students in Breanne Frankart’s first-grade class hosted a book reading and ice cream social Friday afternoon at the school,...

New archery class aims to please

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER St. Wendelin Catholic School students are expanding their horizons from the pages of books to the tips of arrows. The religious institution has partnered with the National Archery in the Schools Program to offer archery classes to its students. A...

Afghans for injured military

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER An area group has been stitching together a little help for the thousands of U.S. military men and women who have served the country. For almost three years, the HAPpy Stitchers Afghan Project has made afghans for injured service-persons and veterans,...

OSS grant to pay for floor mats

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Spring is in the air, which means mud, leaves and other nuisances are most likely on your feet. In an effort to reduce the amount of slimy, grimy substances that come off of shoes as people enter the building, St. Wendelin Catholic School applied for...