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National finalist: Paul Sowders is a finalist in the 4-H/HughesNet Inspire A Future Scientist after submitting a video concerning how his love of science helped his family increase the chick hatching rate on their farm.
Photo by John Montgomery

Sowders seeks clicks for ‘Science gets me chicks’

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
The video is only 15 seconds long, but 15-year-old Paul Sowders hopes it earns him a trip to Washington, D.C.
The $1,000 would be nice, too.
The Biglick Buckeyes 4-H Club member is one of 10 national finalists in the 4-H/HughesNet Inspire A Future Scientist contest.
The contest is part of an effort “to inspire young people in communities across the country to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” according to the website for 4-H.
Sowders, who will be a sophomore this fall at Arcadia High, said he learned about the contest in an E-mail from 4-H.
“We figured, ‘why not send…

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A new look

Volunteers from Fostoria Garden Club Ltd. and the community and workers from Creative Concepts Landscaping added plants and landscaping July 21 to the new “Welcome to Fostoria” sign at the corner of the East Center Street underpass and Town Street. Jonathan Wonderly of Creative Concepts paid for the limestone for the wall and Fostoria Garden…

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Rib-off, Car Tunes coming to Findlay

FINDLAY — Fostoria had its SummerFest, now it’s Findlay’s turn.
Car Tunes on Main and Rib Off on Broadway will come to downtown Findlay Saturday, Aug. 2.
Classic cars will start their engines and start the day with the community cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Findlay.
Registration for the downtown car show…

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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 an ivory satin strapless gown and carried a bouquet of ivory calla lilies with beads made by her uncle, Frank Gonzales.
The attendants wore watermelon and Malibu strapless dresses with silver shoes. They carried bouquets of white flowers with the watermelon and Malibu accents. All bouquets were made by the bride’s mother.
Yzabela Munoz, cousin…

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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…

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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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The 14-U Fostoria Lady Lightning softball team completed the season by posting an 8-7 come-from-behind win over Madison County Revenge for the title at the 2014 Bash in Bellefontaine recently. The team finished 17-8-1 this year and played in five tournaments, reaching the finals in three of them and capturing two championships. Team members are, from left, Lexie Fretz, Lili Velazquez, December McGee, Chelynne Bell, Alex Talley, Kyhra Baeder, Asia Settles, Kyleigh Krupp and Naija Johnson. Not pictured are Annie Settles, Karly Renz and coaches Joe Fretz and Brian Baeder.
Photo provided to the Focus…

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Cline medals his way to Nat’l Senior Games

Fostorian Dennis Cline earned five golds and a silver over a seven-day stretch in June en route to qualifying for the 2015 National Senior Games in Minnesota.
The golds all came in the 65-69 age group, while the silver came in the 50-55 age group. Cline was forced to drop into the younger age group…

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First win: Rob Chaney claimed the 410 sprint feature July 19 to earn his first win of the year and the 10th of his career at Fremont Speedway.
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Chaney survives wild FAST race

By Brian Liskai
Racing Correpondent
FREMONT — Rob Chaney survived a wild 410 sprint feature July 19 at Fremont Speedway to lead all 30 laps for his first win of the season on Ohio Logistics Night.
The racing got underway late due to a steady rain all morning at “The Track That Action Built.” Track…

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