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Newest member of fire dept. sworn in

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Fire Department has added to its fire family. The newest, and youngest, member of the department was sworn in Thursday morning by Mayor Eric Keckler. Jake Baker, 21, was recently hired as a firefighter and paramedic/EMT for Fostoria’s...
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‘One Heart Can Change the World’

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A Fostoria company believes “One Heart Can Change the World.” That heart is beating at the center of POET Biorefining — Fostoria. The local refinery is giving a Christmas to 25 Fostoria City Schools’ students as part of its...
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Sixth volume of series on city’s past coming soon

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The sixth installment of a series documenting Fostoria’s past continues a walk down memory lane while also providing a history lesson. Fostoria Area Historical Society, in partnership with local film studio Capture1 Studios, presented “The...
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Take a moment to thank a firefighter

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree fighting fires is no simple task. Fostoria’s small fire department battled two blazes over the weekend, something officials said was both physically and mentally draining. “Mentally, it’s based on the type of the...
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No power for hours

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER More than 2,300 homes on the south and east sides of Fostoria were without power for more than 12 hours Saturday. According to a news release from Seneca County Public Information Officer Dean Henry, the outage was reported at approximately 2:15 a.m....
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Fostoria Woman’s Club cookbooks now on sale

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The Fostoria Woman’s Club is hoping to stir up an interest in home cooking. Members have created and are now selling a cookbook — “Wonderful Cooks = Delicious Recipes” — full of their own recipes or recipes they have...
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Deck the halls, walls, yard and more

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Santa statues. Glowing reindeer. Nativity scenes. Christmas trees. Light up snowmen. These are just a few of the various holiday decorations that brighten up neighborhoods throughout Fostoria, spreading holiday cheer. Ten of these homes are...
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American Heritage Realty, Inc. celebrates 25 years

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For 25 years, American Heritage Realty, Inc. has been helping area residents and companies sell and purchase property. The realty company will host two public events to celebrate its longevity as well as thank the community for its unwavering loyalty....
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Hospital helping to feed area families in need

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Hunger. Perhaps one of the greater needs in the world, about 1 in 6 people in America face hunger, according to the World Food Program USA. More than 8,000 of those individuals reside in the tri-county area. Through a partnership with the West Ohio...
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Toy drive deadline nears

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER One of the many joys of Christmas is the look on children’s faces as they open their gifts. Unfortunately, some families are unable to provide that feeling of joy to their kids. That’s why A Christmas For Every Child is asking holiday...