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Dear Fellow Fostorians,

Twenty years ago we started the Fostoria Focus, the “good” news newspaper. We were told that we would run out of good news in six weeks. Twenty years later there is still plenty of good news in Fostoria; the community has pulled together under new city leadership, the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation has an aggressive board of directors, and the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation has given well over a million dollars to worthwhile causes, the Historical Society, Fostoria Glass Museum, Rail Park and the ongoing revitalization of Foundation Park are attractions for the community and tourists to visit. The major goal of the Focus was to improve the image of…

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Adding some color: Artist Megan Ridenour adds yellow paint to a CSX train she’s including in part of the mural she’s creating on the north wall of Fostoria Sharing Kitchen. The mural was paid for by Dr. Timothy Sulken.
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Mural to showcase what Fostoria offers

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
Some of what Fostoria has to offer will soon be immortalized in artistic form.
Dr. Timothy Sulken is paying for a mural to be painted on the north exterior wall of Fostoria Sharing Kitchen, located across the alley from his dentist office.
He had planned to have it done last…

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Twisting it up: Nadine Schreiner makes a vanilla twist cone for a customer Thursday at J.B. Twister’s Ice Cream & Things. The business is celebrating its 25th year of operation.
Photo by John Montgomery

Silvery sweet

J.B. Twister’s to celebrate its 25th anniversary
By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
A well-known Fostoria business has a sweet deal in store for customers.
J.B. Twister’s Ice Cream & Things is celebrating its 25th year of business this year with special deals Oct. 4 and 5, including discounts on vast majority of items and a…

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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Potter
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Norris, Potter married

Susan Norris and Matthew Potter, both of Columbus, were united in marriage at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Bellpoint United Methodist Church in Delaware, Ohio.
The groom’s brother, Luke Potter, was the presider during the double-ring ceremony.
Following the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Graf Jr. held a pool-side reception at their Delaware home for the couple.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Wendy Norris of Fostoria, and the groom is the son of Daniel and Mickie Potter of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the late Martha Faith Potter.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a Mikaella lace bridal gown with an…

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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 &…

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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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Nowhere to go: Fostoria’s Xavier Galvan (left) holds up Elmwood’s Austin Jasso while fellow Redman Kaleb Bemis moves in to finish him off for no gain in the second quarter of the Sept. 19 Northern Buckeye Conference game. Jasso ended with 100 yards rushing and a touchdown, but the Redmen rolled to a 47-27 homecoming win.
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Redmen roll Royals in homecoming win

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
The win was welcome in coach Derek Kidwell’s eyes, but the job’s not complete.
Cordero Diaz ran for three touchdowns and Jayden Stanton ran for two and threw for another Sept. 19 as Fostoria thumped Elmwood 47-27 in the Northern Buckeye Conference opener on homecoming night.
“I’m excited for these kids to be able to celebrate a homecoming weekend with a victory and putting their head on a pillow victorious,” Kidwell said.
“But it’s one of 10 [games] for us as coaches. We’re evaluating our kids each and every week. This is Game 4 on our schedule and by no means did we play pretty…

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Running through: Lakota’s Dakota Bowling races through a big hole opened up by his lineman in a Sept. 20 Sandusky River League game with St. Wendelin. Bowling only gained 15 yards rushing, but had a pair of 1-yard TD runs, returned a punt 59 yards for a score and ran back an interception 45 yards for another touchdown in a weather-shortened 54-0 win.
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Raiders flatten SW with Bowling, Jaso

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
Lightning delayed and ultimately brought an end to the game, but Lakota’s quick-strike capability truly put the night out reach.
Dakota Bowling scored four times and Jordan Jaso added three other touchdowns — all in the first half — Sept. 20 as the Raiders trounced St. Wendelin 54-0 in a…

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Tapping in: Lakota’s Makayla Dull knocks in a short putt during the Division II sectional at Fostoria Country Club. Dull fired a 75 to claim medalist honors and advance to the district for the fourth year in a row.
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GIRLS SECTIONAL GOLF: Dull leads the field

Makayla Dull had an up-and-down start Tuesday, but the finish was much better.
Dull, the reigning Division II state champ, started her final postseason with a 40 on the back nine at Fostoria Country Club, but rebounded with a 1-under 35 on the front to claim medalist honors at the sectional tournament.
Her 75 was…

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