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Honoring Calico Charlie: An advertisement announcing an ox roast in honor of Charles Foster, aka Calico Charlie, hangs in the foreground of a portrait of Fostoria’s most famous resident in the Foster Museum on Main Street.
Photo by John Montgomery

Foster museum opens on Main

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
Fostoria’s most famous resident had a room of his own for years at the Fostoria Historical Museum. Now, he has his own museum.
Visitors can now learn all about Charles Foster — governor, U.S. treasurer, entrepreneur, philanthropist — at Foster’s Museum on Main Street.
“The purpose of this is, this is a different, a new way to foster an appreciation of Fostoria’s history, to make it a little more real, to give it a little more vibrancy to a greater number of people,” Fostoria Historical Society President Leonard Skonecki said. “Fostoria has a lot in its history in which it can be proud, and Gov.…

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Tidying up: Tim Shaferly straightens up the Save-a-Lot meat department display in preparation of adding more freshly-cut items. Shaferly has worked as a meat cutter for the past few decades.
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Shaferly’s meat cutting helps customers cut costs

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
Saving money is figuratively called trimming the fat. Tim Shaferly has been doing that literally for decades.
“Started cutting meat at 5 years old. That’s the story,” he said, recounting his days of growing up on the family farm. “Dad put me up on a block, gave me a knife…

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Habitat starting July build

By Alex Boroff
Fostoria Focus
Fostoria Area Habitat for Humanity is embarking on its next build this weekend, and is still on course for the start of a major build project in 2016.
Walls are going up on an 816 Arbor St. property to be owned by partner family Terry and Cynde Bemis, who will…

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Leith celebrates 100 years

Doris Leith celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house Sunday, May 25, at Wesley Village. Leith was born in Frankenmuth, Mich., on May 26, 1914, and graduated from Fostoria High School in 1932. Doris has four children, Larry Snyder of Arcadia, Janice (Snyder) Dunfee of Fostoria, the late Dale Snyder of Arcadia, and Marjeane (Snyder) King of Risingsun, as well as 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mayor Eric Keckler issued a proclamation in honor of Leith’s 100th birthday.…

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Myles William Wolph

Myles William Wolph was born June 6, 2014, at Bellevue Hospital to Erin and Matthew Wolph of Tiffin.
He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18½ inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are William and Judy Tea of Clyde and George and Camille Wolph of Fostoria
He joins a brother, Carter Wolph, age 7.…

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Norris, Potter to wed

Susan Norris  and Matthew Potter of Columbus have announced their engagement.
Susan is a 2000 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and a 2004 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. She is the  daughter of Bill and Wendy Norris of Fostoria. Susan works as a vaccine…

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Watching it go: Eric Myerholtz watches his shot off the No. 2 tee Tuesday at the WFOB 1430 Yahoo!Sports Radio Booster Invitational while teammates Brian Cooper, Jeremy Whipple and Mark Curtis look on.
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BV Health Systems wins Booster Invite

The Blanchard Valley Health System team of John Fenton, Jack Frost, Kayle Geesaman, Nick Hottinger claimed the win Tuesday at the annual WFOB 1430 Yahoo! Sports Radio Booster Invitational at Fostoria Country Club.
The winners and the runner-up team of Brian Colatruglio, Tony Swanagan, Brian Rothrock and Joe Cline from Columbian/Hopewell-Loudon each finished 14 under.
First Federal’s team of John Schuld, Carver Williams, Chad Rice and Steve Clouse took third after shooting 11 under.
Evie Burns hit the women’s long drive, and men’s honor went to Rick Gerritsen.
Fenton made the longest putt, and Mike Cool finished closest to the pin.
Door prizes went to Judy Miller (Cincinnati Bengals package,…

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Off to nationals

Maria Horn of Foster Track Club of Fostoria will compete in the upcoming USATF nationals in Houston, Texas. Maria qualified in the 100, 200 and 400 in the 13-14 age group.
Photo provided to the Focus…

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Weaver takes rich 305, Bores and Brewer pick up some firsts

By Brian Liskai
Racing Correspondent
ATTICA — Paul Weaver was struggling during the early part of this season. He teamed up with a former 305 track champion and even switched chassis a couple of times. But, within the past couple of weeks, the Fremont driver has found something to his liking.
He led all 30…

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