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Bloomdale hosting parade to honor veterans

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Bloomdale will commemorate Veterans Day with a parade through the heart of the village this Saturday, ending with a dedication to local veterans. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, traveling north from the railroad park on Main Street to Vine...
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Students focus on giving back

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In a time of Thanksgiving, Fostoria Junior/Senior High School students are reaching out to community members to say ‘thanks’ and give back. Students in Thom Loomis’ ACHIEVE Course Leadership II have organized the school’s first...
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Gone, but not forgotten

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Love. While it may be a small word, the emotions behind it are anything but. A crowded Hopewell-Loudon Chieftain gym in Bascom was full of love Friday afternoon in honor of a Fostoria family who tragically lost their lives last week when their West...
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Safety forces, candidates give final statements

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria was recently named the 19th safest city in the state. However, that safety is in jeopardy, according to officials, and lies in the hands of Fostoria’s voters. During a two-hour voters forum Wednesday evening, representatives...
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Where there’s smoke…

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many people have done it. Maybe by cooking microwave popcorn too long or burning a bagel in the toaster. Some people would agree the sounds to be screeching and annoying. But having smoke detectors in the home could mean the difference between life...
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Spreading H.O.P.E. in Fostoria

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER From national television to local news headlines, the deadly drug overdose epidemic is prevalent across the nation. Thousands of lives are lost each year due to heroin and opioid use. While local lives are impacted by this epidemic every day,...
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Community joins together to support firefighters who battled deadly blaze

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Dozens of area firefighters spent more than 12 hours at the scene of a deadly fire Thursday that claimed a family of five. The family has identified the five victims as James Rainey, 45; Jodi Depinet-Rainey, 41; Austin Rainey, 19; Cody Rainey, 15; and...
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United Way moving closer to funding goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria is moving right along in its mission to change lives one at a time. At the second rally of the 2017 campaign season, officials announced $60,254.76 — nearly 31 percent of the $195,000 goal — has been raised for...
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Wanted: MORE reading mentors

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School is looking for MORE adults to mentor in a reading intervention program for students. For the past six years, FIES has been working with students to increase their reading levels and build their confidence...
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Old Fort student shining a light on diversity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The world is full of people of different colors, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, backgrounds, characteristics and attitudes. At a time when discrimination appears to be around every corner, one area student is looking to help people better understand...