Community stands vigil for murdered Struthers teen


He was a nice boy, neighbors said.

Teddy Foltz, a short, slight 14-year-old who often visited at 533 Creed St., the home of his mother’s ex-boyfriend, dutifully did chores there with his twin 10-year-old brothers, and sometimes, those chores would include favors for an elderly couple nearby.

Occasionally, Teddy would leave vegetables from the garden on their porch. In the winter, he would shovel their walk.

Teddy was remembered at a

vigil Thursday night in front of the home he shared with his mother at 28 Creed. Many gathered to

remember him.

Dave Thomas, who was there with his daughter Xena, 10, said he sometimes saw Teddy fishing at the city’s Yellow Creek Park. He would talk to him and give him worms for bait.

Xena said she knew Teddy’s brothers.

“It’s good to see the community come together,” Thomas said. “That’s why we’re here.”

Family members also attended the vigil.

“We want to thank everybody very much for everything,” said Paul Foltz, Teddy’s grandfather.

Earlier Thursday, Creed Street neighbors weighed in about Teddy and his family.

Read what they said in Friday's Vindicator or on

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