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Summer Rec Program ends

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Summer program organizers threw a party in the park as an end-of-summer event for area youth Thursday. Around 110 kids filled the grounds at the City Park in celebration of the second year of the revitalized Summer Recreation Program: Fostoria...
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School supplies needed

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Ready or not, the first day of school is right around the corner. While families, students and teachers rush to prepare for the upcoming academic year, there is something community members can do to help. Kroger, 126 W. High St., is hosting its first...
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Fostoria catching a Second Wind

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When the doors of the former Alt’s Music Center open again in August, Fostoria will be signing a new tune. Josh Thomas, a Lancaster native and former band director, purchased the West Center Street property Thursday and is expected to open Aug....
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Heart and sole

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two area organizations are collaborating again this year to offer a hand up to put shoes on the feet of local youngsters. Pantry Plus of Seneca County has once again partnered with the Fostoria Kiwanis Club in an effort to provide shoes to area...
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MMA gym opens doors in Fostoria

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A new venue in town is fighting to keep kids active. Carnage Fighting opened at 204 S. Main St. — the former Your Kids Closet — offering boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, submission grappling and mixed martial arts for anyone ages 8 and up....
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FCS plans for the future

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools Board of Education is planning for the future, near and far. Superintendent Andrew Sprang announced new programs and initiatives that will be introduced to teachers and students in the coming academic year. The district will...
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Online education offers kids one-on-one learning

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For some area students, attending a large school with many students traveling from one classroom to the next may not be the right fit. In an effort to cater to students needing more of a one-on-one approach to learning, online public education options...
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Sharpening musical minds

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria City Schools teacher has joined an ensemble of musical educators in an effort to help sharpen the minds of his students. Steve Kauffman, band director, was one of 55 band directors selected to become a member of the American School Band...
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Be our guest

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Since the establishment of the Iron Triangle Visiting and Viewing Area — otherwise known as the Fostoria Rail Park — in 2013, train lovers from near and far have visited the tri-county region. Area train enthusiasts and city officials put...
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Big Bear Muffler celebrates 42 years in business

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After more than 40 years serving the Fostoria community, former Big Bear Muffler owner Bob Moes retired at the end of June. Moes and his wife, Nancy, opened Big Bear Muffler and Wheel Alignment at 1313 N. Countyline St. Feb. 25, 1975 — 10 days...