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Cash Mob raises more than $12K

By MORGAN MANNS and BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITERS ‘Twas eight days before Christmas on a Saturday at noon, A time 12 community members said came all too soon. They lined up in pairs at Reservoir 3, Prepared to be freezing for families in need. Two-by-two they took the chilly...

Elmwood students send care packages to band director

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For some, the holidays are about getting to see family and friends. For others, it’s about food and fun. But for many, it’s a time of giving. And while one area educator is giving his all overseas as a member of the Ohio Air National...

350 children served at Fostoria toy store

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many know the feelings of excitement and wonder created by the magic of the holidays. For some, it may be the gathering of loved ones. For others, mainly children, it’s tearing the colorful wrapping paper off of a gift marked specially for them....

Only few days left to drop off gifts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With just days until the effort of generous Fostorians brightens the holidays of area children, A Christmas for Every Child officials are reaching out in a final attempt to garner needed toys. At the beginning of the month, toy donations were down so...

Read 1,000 books before kindergarten

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The concept is simple: Read a book. The rewards are priceless: Education and bonding. Kaubisch Memorial Public Library has begun the process of implementing a program geared toward educating infants and bringing families closer together through...

‘Tis the season for collecting and giving

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria schools are working to make this holiday the most wonderful time of the year for area families. Fostoria City and St. Wendelin Catholic schools are raising money, collecting food and acquiring toys and necessities for those who may not be...

Plunging into the spirit of the season

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria officials and community members will be plunging with a purpose to spread holiday cheer this year. Fostoria Cash Mob Operation: A Christmas for Every Child is gearing up for its fourth annual Polar Plunge, slated for noon Dec. 17 at Reservoir...

Fostoria Fire Division — a bargain of city services

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a four-part weekly series featuring the Fostoria Fire Division. By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division is putting the value is evaluation. As the city — with the help of the state auditor’s office —...

SW show choir named semi-finalist

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may agree music is a timeless art. Songs from the present as well as decades past can be heard on the radio, are sold in stores and are brought back in local performances by the vocal talents of area students. St. Wendelin Catholic School is...

A Cash Mob Christmas

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Cash Mob is in its fifth year of spreading holiday cheer and blessing throughout the city. Throughout the past four years, the organization has helped approximately 160 families and 350 children by investing around $43,000 into ensuring they...