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Ukulele club strikes the right chord

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR It’s a small instrument making a big presence in Fostoria. And behind it all is a big man with a little ukulele. Josh Thomas, owner of Fostoria’s Second Wind Music Center, started a ukulele club shortly after opening his new store on...
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Rail Society: Big plans for B&O car

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Fostoria Rail Preservation Society has big plans for the B&O caboose they recently rolled into Fostoria Rail Park, but for now, those plans need funding to move forward. The group purchased the caboose in May 2016 at auction for $1,500, but...
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Artists molded in pottery camp

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Take 10 girls, add 50 pounds of clay and sprinkle in a lot of smiles and what do you get? An exhibit of pottery crafted by some of the most talented young artisans in this area. “Art is to be seen,” said Sr. Jane Frances Omlor, who...
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Father knows best

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Some say, ‘father knows best.’ And many Fostoria community leaders would agree. Following is some of the best advice government, civic and school leaders in Fostoria have taken to heart: ERIC KECKLER: Fostoria mayor, son of James...
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Preserving Old Glory

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Fostoria businessman Joe Bouillon is again spearheading a drive to keep the U.S. flag flying high at Midblock. It’s been nearly six years since the owner of JB Tours approached Fostoria City Council and announced the “Taking Pride in...
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Fostoria Community Band gets new director

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Craig McKenzie is living the dream as Fostoria Community Band’s new director. Just as McKenzie was hitting his stride as a new retiree filling his days with other pursuits and passions, he was approached by a couple band members and asked...
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Fostoria teen brings home the gold while shooting for the stars

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Every child starting out in Girl Scouts learns the value of gold, beginning with the first song they ever learn. “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” So it should come as no surprise the highest...
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Cookies here for short time

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR If you can’t eat ’em, freeze ’em. That’s the advice Fostoria Girl Scout Troop Leader Connie Wallace is offering concerning purchasing Girl Scout cookies, which are available for a limited amount of time. There’s a...

Serve thy neighbor

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Following in the footsteps of Jesus who turned water into wine, an area church is turning pancakes into playground equipment. Under the leadership of Pastor Robin Hindall, Girton Church of God, Risingsun, has been hosting all-you-can-eat pancake...

One more reason to vote

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Enough already! We’re sick of the bickering and bad mouthing. We’ve had it with the belittling, bullying and name calling. We’re disgusted and tired and we want it all to be over. Who among us hasn’t felt or thought this...