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Safety first: Workers from American Electric Power present an electrical safety demonstration to city safety workers at Fostoria Fire Station Monday. AEP used its Live Line Demonstration, a flatbed trailer with electrical lines and transformers, to show potential safety hazards posed by power lines.
Photo by Alex Boroff

AEP emphasizes caution with Live Line demo

By Alex Boroff
Focus Reporter
As thunderstorms, construction and outdoor work are all part of the spring season, so to are risks posed by electricity.
American Electric Power (AEP) representatives presented its Live Line Demonstration to Fostoria firefighters, police officers and other workers Monday at the Fostoria Fire Station.
Using a flatbed rigged with telephone poles, power lines and transformers that were hooked to a portable generator, AEP workers demonstrated the dangers of electrical lines.
“Any conductive material can become a path for electricity,” said Keith Kerner, AEP line crew supervisor.
Should thunderstorms or high winds bring down power lines or cause electrical failure, Kerner said it’s especially important to…

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Making it better: Geary Family YMCA employees Aaron Sheets (left) and Greg Flores haul away a dismantled piece of fencing at Field 3 Wednesday in Foundation Park. The infields of Fields 2 and 3 have been improved and workers are currently updating the fields’ dugouts and fencing.
Photo by John Montgomery

Work progressing at Foundation Park

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
The updates keep coming at Foundation Park.
Workers have been busy the past few weeks remodeling the concession stand and improving some of the ball fields, with more work being planned, according to Eric Stinehelfer, executive director of Geary Family YMCA, which oversees the park.
Improvements began when Geary Family…

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Fostoria churches plan Easter Sunday services

Fostoria churches have planned their Easter Sunday services for today.
Hope Lutheran Church, located at 151 W. Center St., will hold a sunrise service and holy communion at 8 a.m., breakfast 9 a.m., and a festival worship with holy communion at 10:30 a.m.
St. Wendelin Catholic Church, located at 313 N. Wood St., will offer…

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Duncan Scott Cavin

Duncan Scott Cavin was born 2:21 a.m., Feb. 12, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay to Jennelle (Hammer) and Scott Cavin of Rawson.
He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
Duncan’s maternal grandparents are Mary Jo and Duane Hammer of Fostoria. His paternal grandparents are Teresa and Mike Cavin of Englewood, Ohio.
He joins a 6-year-old brother, Brent.…

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Lydia Kaye Dible

Lydia Kaye Dible was born 12:32 a.m. March 14, 2014, at Tiffin Mercy Hospital to Samantha and Bobby Dible of Fostoria.
She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 18½ inches in length.
Lydia’s maternal grandparents are Robert and Sandy Herman of Fostoria. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Becki Dible of Fostoria and Kim and…

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Mandy Mendoza and
Eric Fashano-Soltis

Mendoza, Fashano-Soltis to marry

Mandy Mendoza of New Albany, Ohio, and Eric Fashano-Soltis of New Albany have announced their plans for an Oct. 04, 2014, wedding.
Mandy is the daughter of Omar and Darlene DeLaRosa of Fostoria. She is a 2004 graduate of Fostoria High School and 2008 graduate of Youngstown State University, and works as a forensic scientist.…

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TRACK: Reese named top female athlete at Lakota Invite

KANSAS — Cariss Reese made her final meet at home memorable.
The senior won the 100 hurdles (18.34), 300 hurdles (48.83) and pole vault (10-0) and led off the runner-up shuttle hurdle relay team (1:14.67) en route to earning the Lakota Invitational top female athlete award April 12.
Aspen Ray, Paige Alloway and Makayla Kiser joined Reese in the shuttle hurdle relay for the Raiders, who finished fifth as a team with 61 points.
Oak Harbor edged Clyde 112½-110 for the title at the 17-team meet.
St. Wendelin took ninth (40), Hopewell-Loudon came in 11th (34), Fostoria finished 14th (12) and New Riegel ended 17th (2).
Sara Goddard claimed the…

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Reaching for it: Woodmore’s Hana Zollinger reaches base while Fostoria first baseman Lexi Fretz tries to snare a wide throw during the teams’ Northern Buckeye Conference game Wednesday. Fretz could not corral the ball. Woodmore won 9-1.
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SOFTBALL: Pair of six-run frames keep Jackets perfect

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel broke free with back-to-back six-run innings Wednesday to turn a close game with Midland Athletic League rival Crey into a 14-4 triumph.
Both teams scored twice in the first inning and Carey got two more runs in the top of the fourth, but the unbeaten Blue Jackets (10-0, 2-0 MAL)…

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Sending it home: Fostoria’s Kaleb Bemis fires a pitch in during the first inning of Wednesday’s game with Woodmore. The Redmen scored four runs in the fifth inning and held on from there to get Bemis the victory and claim their Northern Buckeye Conference opener.
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BASEBALL: Redmen tames ‘Cats in conference opener

Hunter Abell and Kaleb Bemis each belted two hits Wednesday to key Fostoria beat Woodmore 6-4 to open Northern Buckeye Conference play.
Both teams scored single runs in the first and fourth innings, but the Redmen (6-3) plated four in the bottom of the fifth and held on from there.
Abell doubled and singled. Bemis…

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