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Safety forces, candidates give final statements

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The city of Fostoria was recently named the 19th safest city in the state. However, that safety is in jeopardy, according to officials, and lies in the hands of Fostoria’s voters. During a two-hour voters forum Wednesday evening, representatives...
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Where there’s smoke…

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many people have done it. Maybe by cooking microwave popcorn too long or burning a bagel in the toaster. Some people would agree the sounds to be screeching and annoying. But having smoke detectors in the home could mean the difference between life...
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Spreading H.O.P.E. in Fostoria

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER From national television to local news headlines, the deadly drug overdose epidemic is prevalent across the nation. Thousands of lives are lost each year due to heroin and opioid use. While local lives are impacted by this epidemic every day,...
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Community joins together to support firefighters who battled deadly blaze

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Dozens of area firefighters spent more than 12 hours at the scene of a deadly fire Thursday that claimed a family of five. The family has identified the five victims as James Rainey, 45; Jodi Depinet-Rainey, 41; Austin Rainey, 19; Cody Rainey, 15; and...
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United Way moving closer to funding goal

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The United Way of Fostoria is moving right along in its mission to change lives one at a time. At the second rally of the 2017 campaign season, officials announced $60,254.76 — nearly 31 percent of the $195,000 goal — has been raised for...
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Wanted: MORE reading mentors

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School is looking for MORE adults to mentor in a reading intervention program for students. For the past six years, FIES has been working with students to increase their reading levels and build their confidence...
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Old Fort student shining a light on diversity

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER The world is full of people of different colors, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, backgrounds, characteristics and attitudes. At a time when discrimination appears to be around every corner, one area student is looking to help people better understand...
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FCS makes progress on state report card

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many may agree the purpose of a K-12 education is to provide children with the background and knowledge they will need to succeed in life after high school. Whether it be higher education or a career, educators seek to help their students grow...
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4 vie for 3 seats on Fostoria school board

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Three seats on Fostoria City Schools’ Board of Education will be up for grabs Nov. 7. Four candidates are vying for the positions currently taken by long-time board members Patrick Grine and Anthony Thompson, who were elected for their first...
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2 die from injuries in Ohio 12 collision

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Two people, including a 6-week-old baby, have died from injuries sustained in Sunday’s head-on collision on West Ohio 12. According to a news release from the Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Casey Monroe, 21, of Burgoon, and Dhruv...