Paint the Town receives $4K grant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After receiving a $4,400 grant, a Fostoria organization is asking the community to join together in an effort to further improve the aesthetics of the city. Paint the Town Foundation, a 501(c)3 created in August of 2013, received Home Depot’s...

Preliminary plans proposed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Preliminary plans were discussed for a joint school bus and fire/EMS garage at Wednesday’s Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting. The idea of a joint facility was proposed at the district’s September meeting by Bascom Joint Fire...

Concert venue gets new identity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several community members from the area have opened a venue on Ohio 18 to provide the community with live entertainment and a good time. Dually named Venue 18 and Cowboys and Angels, the 295 W. Ohio 18 address will be the home of a new weekend hangout...

Stopping crime before it starts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER It’s often said the youth in the community are the future of that community. In an effort to help children in the tri-county area make good choices and to ensure a positive future for Fostoria, Fostoria Police Department hosted a “Safe...

City adds to ranks of D.A.R.E. officers

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two Fostoria police officers went on a daring journey to complete training to help them better serve and protect the community. Officer Adam Nelson and Sgt. Clayton Moore graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in Worthington Friday after completing a...

Harvest season is off to a good start

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER April’s showers brought May flowers while September’s warm sun allowed for a good start to harvest season. After the early summer months dropped buckets of rain over the tri-county area, local farmers are reporting “surprising”...

Citizens partner for better schools

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several citizens have come together to support and promote a cause dear to their hearts and one they believe will benefit the entire community of Fostoria. Fostoria Citizens for Better Schools was formed in an effort to spread the word about the pros...

Joint ambulance district calls on voters for help

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A recently formed entity is requesting the support of the community as it works to continue its emergency response services. The Jackson Liberty Bettsville Joint Ambulance District, formed Jan. 1 of this year, will put a 1-mill property tax levy on...

Peddling peanuts

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Kiwanians braved the brisk winds and chilling temperatures Friday as they celebrated day one of Kiwanis Peanut Days. Community members entering the local Kmart or Great Scot stores may have noticed an individual bundled up, offering peanuts...

Fostoria DECA garners awards

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Several students from the Fostoria High School DECA team brought home awards Tuesday after competing in the Independent Association DECA Competition. The 17-member group traveled to Findlay University Tuesday to compete in the following categories:...