Making magic in the home stretch

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the final days of the 2014 campaign, the United Way of Fostoria is asking community members and businesses to work a little more magic and give a little more money. At the final rally of the campaign season Thursday in the Geary Family YMCA Annex,...

A ‘High’ need for helping area hungry

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the season of giving, a local food pantry is asking community members to come together to help area families in need of food during the holidays. In an effort to fill the stomachs and spirits of hungry Fostoria families, High Street United...

Fostoria Cash Mob begins Christmas fundraiser

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria group is looking to make this Christmas the most wonderful time of the year for families in need. Organizers of Fostoria Cash Mob have raised thousands of dollars to provide a Christmas for more than 40 families over the past two winters....

A community call to paws

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Speaking on behalf of its furry companions, a local humane society is requesting donations to help care for the 120 animals sheltered there. Staff of the Humane Society of Seneca County posted a cry for help on its Facebook page Oct. 31 asking for...

Learning through creativity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With creative melodies and handful of playful lyrics, one local educator has unlocked the minds of area youth through the art of song. James Brake, music instructor and band director at St. Wendelin Catholic School, worked with students in his second...

UW pledges reach 71 percent of goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With one week left, United Way of Fostoria has reached 71 percent of its $179,000 campaign goal. At the third campaign rally Thursday in the Geary Family YMCA annex, division chairs reported their division pledges, with a total of $126,325.73 pledged...

Two house fires in one day

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Division got a workout Wednesday, battling two blazes within 15 hours. Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of McDougal Street at approximately 4:30 a.m. and later battled another blaze at about 7 p.m....

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Schaeffer sentenced to life in prison

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The third and final defendant in a fatal Memorial Day arson was sentenced to life in prison on four complicity charges Friday in a Seneca County courtroom. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, Fostoria, is eligible for parole after 25 years...

UW campaign rolls on

  By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Magic was in the air Thursday afternoon at the United Way of Fostoria’s second campaign rally. Officials announced a total of $121,096.60 has been pledged thus far, totaling 67.6 percent of the $179,000 goal. “This is...