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Police, firefighters to host open house

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may think they know exactly what Fostoria’s safety services do. But the city’s firefighters do more than fight fires and respond to emergency medical calls and the city’s police officers do more than issue citations and make...
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Salon owner celebrates makeover

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER In October of 2014, Fostoria resident Joy Walters took ownership of Savvy Hair Expressions. Since, she has been working to give the salon, located at 319 Perry St., a number of facelifts from floor to ceiling. In recognition of Walters’ three...
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In life and death, Hauser loyal to Fostoria Fire Department

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The late Bob Hauser dedicated many years of his life to the Fostoria Fire Department. He served as a firefighter, a fire inspector and an EMT before retiring in 1987 as assistant fire chief. However, his passion and service didn’t end there....
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Enjoy pizza, painting for a cause

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Memory loss. Decrease in thinking skills. Behavioral changes. The symptoms develop slowly, becoming more severe overtime. So severe, it begins to interfere with one’s ability to complete the simplest of tasks. Alzheimer’s, the most common...
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FCS supports school hit by Harvey

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria City Schools collected more than 30 boxes full of supplies for a Texas school affected by Hurricane Harvey. Twenty large boxes (3 feet tall by 1.5 feet wide) and 13 copy paper boxes were filled to the top with pencils, pens, paper, folders,...
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Rainforest coming to Fostoria

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The Performing Arts Center at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School will be transformed into a tropical rain forest come Thursday. The sounds and sights of the rain forest will come alive during a public performance of “Live on Stage, The...
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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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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...