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‘Changing lives one at a time’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For the past 60 years, the United Way of Fostoria has been changing lives one at a time. This is the theme of the organization’s 2017 campaign, which will celebrate 60 years of service to the Fostoria community. “It’s great...
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Reineke Ford honored

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Joe Hinrichs graduated from St. Wendelin Catholic High School in 1985 with aspirations to work as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. Now the executive vice president and president of global operations for Ford, he had the opportunity to return to...
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Soul Shine brings music to the soul, healing to the heart

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER When visitors step through the doors of Meadowbrook Park Ballroom Saturday, they’ll be graced with the healing sounds of blues music. But it won’t be the only healing taking place during the 22nd annual Soul Shine Blues Festival....
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Rail Fest on track for a great time

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Rail fans will experience the ride of their lives Saturday during Fostoria’s 16th Annual Rail Festival. Community members, visitors and avid rail fans will be following the sounds of train horns from the various tracks in town to the yearly...
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Old Fort marching band steps back on the field

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For the first time in nearly 20 years, Old Fort Local School’s marching band will step out onto a football field for a halftime performance Friday. About 80 students in the district’s high school and junior high school bands will join...
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FCS continues to see improvements

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Letter grades were similar across the board when local schools received their 2016-17 report cards Thursday. Fostoria City Schools fared similarly to other districts in the tri-county area. And while some numbers remain low, Superintendent Andrew...
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Championship football comes home

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools received a piece of its history during Friday’s board of education meeting. The football from the 1991 Division II state championship was donated to the district by Jason Doty, class of 1997. He won the ball during a raffle...
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Santa’s helpers getting early start on holiday

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many have heard of and maybe even celebrated Christmas in July. While July has passed, Santa’s little helpers are hosting a Christmas in September to ensure every child receives a gift this holiday season. In an effort to get a head start on...
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O’Reilly Auto Parts shifts into high gear

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After more than a year in the making, Fostoria’s newest auto parts store is now open. O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 435 N. Countyline St., will host a two-week long grand opening sale beginning today. Special deals such as lowered prices...
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A day of remembrance

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Remember. Recall. Reflect. Sixteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, citizens country-wide continue to gather to remember the lives lost on that day, recall the feelings surrounding the day and reflect on the...