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Green thumbs to revitalize Gray Park

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Spring has sprung and brought with it budding blossoms and hopeful green thumbs. Although Old Man Winter hasn’t given up without a fight, the Fostoria Garden Club is eagerly preparing for its next gardening project. For the past five years, the...
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Plans underway for summer rec program

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER With about two more months left in the academic year, many students may be eager to get out of the stuffy classrooms. But when the school doors close for the summer, it doesn’t mean their brains have to. For the third year in a row, community...
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Commission OKs recovery plan

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission unanimously voted Wednesday morning to adopt a five-year recovery plan recently approved by city council. The 7-0 vote was a complete 180-degree turn from the last meeting in January when...
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On your mark, get set…

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many people run for exercise while others run for fun. Come April 9, people will come from near and far to run in memory of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. The 8th Annual Run the Res, slated for 2 p.m., carries on the...
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King breathing easier after transplant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER After 33 years of battling for breath, a Fostoria resident is no longer longing for new lungs. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, Kara King received a life-saving double-lung transplant two weeks ago. At approximately 12:43 p.m. March 9, she...
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Calm before the storm

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The hallways and classrooms of Fostoria City Schools’ buildings are quiet this week as students enjoy spring break. However, they’ll be bustling with studious schoolchildren come Monday as the district jumps into the start of state...
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Dillinger returns

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER From railroads to booming businesses to quality glass products, Fostoria is rich with history. While the Fostoria Area Historical Society preserves pieces of the city’s past, members are taking it one step further again this year with another...
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Stabbing suspect of teen indicted

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER One of the two suspects charged in connection to the January murder of a Fostoria teen was indicted Wednesday. Arlando C. Crowe Jr., 18 of Fostoria, was charged with obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree, for his role in the fatal stabbing...

Old Fort offering preschool next year

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER For the first time in the 90-year history of Old Fort Local Schools, the district will begin offering preschool in the 2017-18 academic year. Within the last couple of weeks, the district sent flyers to area families informing them of the new...
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Fostoria native awaits double-lung transplant

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER There is one sure thing every human being needs to live: Oxygen. And while it should be an easy necessity to acquire, more than 30,000 Americans diagnosed with cystic fibrosis find it difficult to obtain. The genetic disease primarily affects the...