FIES garners 2016 Momentum Award

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When the 2015-16 school and district report cards came out in September, some were quick to fault Fostoria City Schools for its overall achievement grades of a D and an F. Over the past few years, Fostoria City Schools’ officials have repeatedly...

Student video shows how to make it all add up

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree education has changed over the years. No one knows that better, perhaps, than parents of school-aged children as they attempt to understand and teach these new methods of learning. But parents are told to have no fear because students...

Riley staff building communication between school, families

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many school officials have agreed it takes an entire community — teachers, parents, students, businesses — to foster the education of children. Riley Elementary School staff have reached out to parents in an effort to build teacher-parent...

FFD does more than fight fires

Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a four-part weekly series featuring the Fostoria Fire Division. The next installment will run Nov. 21. By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Most people understand that the duty of firefighters/medics is to respond to fires and medical...

Christmas with a cop

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Police Department is putting smiles on the faces and Christmas gifts in the hands of a dozen area children this holiday season. Christmas with a Cop will again provide 12 local underprivileged students and families with gifts this year. Each...

At final rally, campaign almost complete

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In the final days of the 2016 campaign, the United Way of Fostoria is asking community members to live united to make more great things happen. At the final rally of the campaign season Thursday, officials announced a grand total of $146,745.70...

Two arrested in connection to fire

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two additional subjects were arrested Thursday in connection to an arson on Halloween. Christopher J. Douglass, 27, and Cara P. Smith, 28, are being charged with complicity to aggravated arson, a felony of the first degree, for “purposefully and...

A Christmas for Every Child is keeping the magic alive

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With Christmas less than eight weeks away, organizations are gearing up to spread holiday cheer. While many may say “bah humbug” to the thought of Christmas this early in November, Santa’s little helpers are asking for early...

AmVets offering free year for new members

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For approximately 70 years, a national organization has been assisting veterans in all aspects of their lives from disability claims to job searches. AmVets National is further honoring American veterans this Veteran’s Day by offering one...

Jac N’ Do’s to the rescue

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree educators are dedicated to encourage their students to read. Fostoria City Schools’ staff have implemented many programs to get books in the hands of their elementary students and inspire them to explore the stories within. So...