A new era in health

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The Seneca County Health District welcomed a new health commissioner to the team and said goodbye to another Thursday evening at its regular meeting. Beth Schweitzer was introduced to board members and staff as the new health commissioner of the...

Looking good

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Garden Club has set its sights, and green thumbs, on beautifying a corner of the city. Club members will be working to renew the landscaping at East Center and Town streets, where a “Welcome to Fostoria” sign greets motorists...

Fostoria gets SAFER with grant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER City officials announced Friday that Fostoria has taken another step towards being SAFER. The Fostoria Fire Division was awarded the 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant Thursday, according to Senator Sherrod...

It’s spring: Gone fishin’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As waterways are clearing of ice, they’re filling with fishermen and fisherwomen. According to Mike Wilkerson, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Fish Management Supervisor, spring and fall months are the best time to fish because the fish are...

Flowers add curb appeal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Looking for a way to make your residence more appealing to passersby? Gardens are a good way to splash some color and character into a yard, according to Ilene Fruth, owner and operator of Fruth’s Sugarhouse, Greenhouse & Floral Shop in...

Fire sire named top cop

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After a nearly two-year hiatus, Fostoria Police Department now has its new top cop. Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno was selected to protect and serve the city of Fostoria as its new chief of police during Tuesday night’s meeting of Fostoria...

Setting a good example

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Being a Fostoria Glass Pageant member involves having more than just a pretty face. According to 2013 Glass Pageant Queen Sadie Hickle, it takes compassion, understanding and a drive to help others. The 2013 Glass Court has proved this on multiple...

SW gets ‘In the Know’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Officials from St. Wendelin Catholic School hosted a public meeting for parents and teachers Wednesday evening in an effort to keep them informed and updated on the status of the school. Roughly 20 teachers and parents attended the discussion,...

Volunteers lauded

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER While doctors diagnose and nurses tend to patients’ needs, there’s another element vital to a hospital’s success — volunteers. And no one knows that better than ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital President Holly Bristol....

Nutty project spreads food to those in need

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have been an American favorite for years. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate high school, according to the National Peanut Board. They’re so popular, in...