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Mother turns loss into giving back to community

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Four years ago, Tammy Smith received devastating news. Her son, Nathan, was an airman in the United States Air Force at Ramstein Air Base in Germany when he lost his life in a “freak accident,” Smith said. On April 13, 2012, after about a...
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I scream, you scream

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As warm weather sets in, St. Wendelin Catholic School students seem to have one thought on their minds: ice cream. Students in Breanne Frankart’s first-grade class hosted a book reading and ice cream social Friday afternoon at the school,...
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New archery class aims to please

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER St. Wendelin Catholic School students are expanding their horizons from the pages of books to the tips of arrows. The religious institution has partnered with the National Archery in the Schools Program to offer archery classes to its students. A...
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Afghans for injured military

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER An area group has been stitching together a little help for the thousands of U.S. military men and women who have served the country. For almost three years, the HAPpy Stitchers Afghan Project has made afghans for injured service-persons and veterans,...
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OSS grant to pay for floor mats

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Spring is in the air, which means mud, leaves and other nuisances are most likely on your feet. In an effort to reduce the amount of slimy, grimy substances that come off of shoes as people enter the building, St. Wendelin Catholic School applied for...
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Fostoria City Schools seek to expand preschool program

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may agree it’s good to start fostering the minds of children at a young age. While Fostoria City Schools has approximately 90 preschool students, officials are hoping to help more youngsters begin their education through a preschool program...
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Reineke Sr. awarded Lifetime Achievement

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A long-time Fostoria resident was recognized Thursday for his continual efforts to instill the importance of family and community into area residents and businesses. Bill Reineke Sr. received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Seneca Industrial...
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Zumbathon for wounded warriors

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER America is often referred to as the “land of the free and the brave” and many would agree she is free because of the brave. While millions of U.S. citizens serve in the branches of the country’s military to protect that freedom,...
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Autism awareness reaches Fostoria’s first responders

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER First responders are trained to handle emergencies at any given point in time. They constantly adjust to the changing situations around them. While many incidents may be approached using EMT and firefighter training, others take additional training....
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Family hosting fundraiser to support woman battling cancer

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER A local family has reached out to residents of the tri-county area requesting they support a community member with a battle she’s been fighting for more than 10 years. Family and friends of Kelly Bateson are hosting a benefit in her honor from...