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On the scales: Jeff McCoy weighs an order of turkey pastrami while coworker Kendra Grine looks on at the Whistle Stop Deli, a new business at the corner of East Lytle and South Poplar.
Photo by John Montgomery

Whistle Stop Deli offers a little bit everything

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
The Whistle Stop Deli opened Aug. 18 at the corner of East Lytle and South Poplar, offering both the convenience of a restaurant and the necessities of a grocery store.
“We’re more than just a restaurant. We sell the bulk meat and cheese,” said Don Ferguson, who owns the new business with his wife, Sue.
“It’s a deli where you can buy fresh meat and cheese, or get a sandwich to eat here or take with you, and then we’ve got assorted grocery items,” he said.
The business is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The kitchen is open 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. those days.…

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Ready for the campaign: From left, United Way of Fostoria Executive Director Ashley Stahl; Mike Foss, campaign chair; and Tiffany Sheridan, United Way of Fostoria administrative assistant, announced Thursday that this year’s campaign goal is $179,000.
Photo by John Montgomery

United Way announces 2014 campaign goal

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
United Way of Fostoria Inc. has set a $179,000 fundraising goal for the 2014 campaign, officials announced Thursday.
This year’s theme is “Your Gift Works Magic!”
“We’re going to do something really good with it (donation) and people are going to feel good about what happens after it’s all done,”…

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Fall sports tab in today’s issue

The Focus’ annual fall sports tab is included in today’s edition.
This year’s cover story is about former Fostoria great Derek Kidwell returning to the Redmen as head coach. Reigning girls state golf champ Makayla Dull is featured in another story.
The tab also has previews and photos of teams from Arcadia, Elmwood, Findlay, Fostoria,…

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Marge and Rick Gerritsen

Gerritsens celebrate 45 year anniversary

Richard and Margaret (Mora) Gerritsen celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2014.
They were married Aug. 22, 1969 in Fostoria.
Rick is the son of Beverly Gerritsen-Molineaux & the late Richard Gerritsen. He is retired from Honeywell. He currently works at Reineke Ford, Fostoria.
Marge is the daughter of the late Guadalupe & Juanita (Malagon) Mora. She is a homemaker.
They have two daughters Krista Hammer and Julie (Heath) Heldman both of Fostoria. They also have five grandchildren; Tiffany Brose, Levi and Marisa Heldman, Sabrina Hammer and Sarah (Brendan) Schuler of San Diego, Calif.…

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Bennetts celebrate golden anniversary

Harry and Sandy Bennett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 15. They were married June 21s, 1964, by Rev. Ling at Wesley United Methodist.
Mr. Bennett is the son of the late Lewis and Helen Bennett, and works at MacRitchie Materials in West Millgrove.
Mrs. Bennett is the daughter of the late Donovan and Grace…

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Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gebauer
(Tracy Capetillo)

Capetillo-Gebauer wedding

Tracy Capetillo and Steven Gebauer were married 1:30 p.m. July 5, 2014 in a double-ring ceremony at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.
The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Nicholas Weibl.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Larry and Frances Capetillo of Fostoria, and her son, Cody Helms.
The bride wore…

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Racing in: Hopewell-Loudon’s Leah Reinhart (right) races Black River’s Hanna Heath near the end of the Tiger Classic. Heath passed Reinhart to claim second, but Reinhart and the Chieftains finished third in the team standings while Black River ended ninth.
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CROSS COUNTRY: Reinhart and Chieftains third at Tiger Classic

ATTICA — Leah Reinhart captured third and two teammates finished in the top 20 Aug. 23 to guide Hopewell-Loudon to third in the Orange Division of the Seneca East Tiger Classic.
New London beat Mohawk 81-94 for the title, with the Chieftains scoring 104 points.
Elmwood took fifth (170), Old Fort finished 10th (222) and Lakota ended 16th (481).
Reinhart ran the course in 21:09.53. Lizzie Erlanger (22:32.26) and Keely Hoover (22:36.3) claimed 16th and 17th for H-L.
Makayla Mohre’s 10th (22:07.41) paced Elmwood. Allison Arnold added a 44th (23:58.13).
Old Fort got a ninth from Kayla Garza (21:51.89) and an 11th from Gretta Kissell (22:07.71).
Kim Boyer took 113th…

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Tracking the ball: St. Wendelin’s Peter Campbell watches a tee shot sail down the fairway in Wednesday’s Sandusky River League match with Old Fort at Loudon Meadows. Campbell led everyone with a 36, guiding the Mohawks to a 172-202 win.
Photo by John Montgomery

BOYS GOLF: Senecas eke out close win

TIFFIN — Calvert held on Thursday to claim a tightly-contested triangular at Seneca Hills.
Bryan Kennedy shot a 38 and Henry Burns shot a 42 to lead the Senecas to a 170-172 win over St. Wendelin. Hopewell-Loudon shot a 173.
The runner-up Mohawks (8-3) got a 38 from Peter Campbell and a 44 from Joey…

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VOLLEYBALL: Mohawks rally for first SRL win

OLD FORT — St. Wendelin stumbled in the second game and fell again in third, but rallied from there Thursday to clip Old Fort 26-24, 13-25, 19-25, 25-22, 16-14 in the first Sandusky River League match for both teams.
Olivia Zimmerman, Allie Rutter and Chloe Reiter all turned in double-doubles for the Mohawks (2-2, 1-0…

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History of Fostoria: Volume 2 trailer

Micah Hyde visits Fostoria