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Autolite to close Fostoria plant

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR When Bob Teeple, president of UAW local 533, sat down Friday to negotiate the next contract with Autolite higher-ups, the last thing he expected was to be told the Fostoria plant is closing. “Basically, they came in and said they are going...
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Making a big difference in little ways

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR It doesn’t take great people doing great things to make a difference in this world. But it does take caring people who give their time and talents to help those around them. For more than 40 years, George and Judy Hossler have been giving...
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The fungus among us

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR They grow in secret, under the cover of darkness. And when daylight dawns, there they are — popping up in lawns throughout the area. Mushrooms? Toadstools? Which are they? According to one of Ohio’s leading experts on mushrooms,...
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Fostoria natives ride out storm

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR The power goes out and the wind kicks up. Another gust. This one is probably 75 miles an hour. And it’s only a precursor of what’s to come. “I sure wish we were in Fostoria right now,” said Larry Miles, a Fostoria native...
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Woodworker turns scraps into art

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Stepping down into Al Deuble’s basement, one would know immediately this is the oasis of a woodworker. A pile of wood here. A pile of wood there. Bits and pieces of wood in varying colors are set off to one side, strewn across a workbench...
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Seneca County Rocks!

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR A rolling stone gathers no moss but a painted rock draws a smile every time. That’s what a lot of Seneca County residents are discovering as they participate in Seneca County Rocks! Dawn McDonald, of Tiffin, started the local movement that...
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Good Shepherd Home residents get crafty

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Six men gather around a couple tables. You might not see it on their faces, but inside they are teeming with anticipation. Their conversation is spirited as they discuss the task at hand. A little bit of yellow paint here, mostly green there, a...
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Two recent additions further rail park dream

BY LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Fostoria Rail Preservation Society is continuing to add on to the rail park that was more than 10 years in the dreaming stage before gaining steam in 2013 when building it became a reality. A New York Central call box and battery box have been...
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Seneca celebrates 175 years of fair fun

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR A speech will be made, a ribbon will be cut and a cannon will fire to kick off the 175th Seneca County Fair Monday. The opening ceremony is at 8 a.m. and shortly thereafter livestock shows, 4-H competitions, booth judging, fair food, live...
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From prison to pencils

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR John Henkel of Fostoria knows a thing or two about turning a negative into a positive. “I had some unfortunate mishaps. I went to work one day several years back and I ended up in prison for 10 years,” he said. Henkel was...