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...

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...