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Family business: Brett Moes (left) recently purchased Moes Body Shop from his father, Steve, making him the fourth generation in the family to run the business.
Photo by John Montgomery

Fourth generation now running Moes Body Shop

By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
It’s been 80 years since Edward N. Moes opened an auto repair shop in the back of 128 E. South St. in Fostoria, turning the dented and the dinged back into the roadworthy.
The business location has since changed, but not the family behind it, and a recent purchase will make sure that stays true.
Brett Moes bought Moes Body Shop from his father, Steve, on June 1, making him the fourth generation in the family to operate the business.
“Started coming out here when I was a little kid, helping dad, washing cars up and taking out the trash and sweeping floors,” the newest…

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In the studio: After a three-year hiatus, long-time on-air radio personality Smokin’ Joe Bacon returned to the airwaves this month at Mix 96.7 WBVI.
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Back on the airwaves

Smokin’ Joe Bacon returns to local radio at WBVI
By John Montgomery
Findlay NOW Reporter
He’s sold cars, worked in a couple manufacturing plants and even dealt blackjack, but now he’s back where he’s best known.
Smokin’ Joe Bacon returned to the airwaves in August, taking over the morning show at Mix 96.7 WBVI nearly…

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From ice cream to ice water

J.B. Twisters hosting ALS fundraiser Tuesday
By John Montgomery
Focus Reporter
Videos of the ice water challenge have circled the globe by now, with seemingly everyone knowing someone who’s been drenched in an effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against ALS.
And Fostorian Bill Reineck appreciates that.
He doesn’t have ALS (amyotrophic…

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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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Heading in: Lakota’s Makayla Dull watches her short putt roll into the hole Thursday during a Sandusky River League triangular. Dull fired a 38 to lead the Raiders to the win.
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BOYS GOLF: Dull, Raiders claim SRL tri

Makayla Dull bogeyed the final two holes to end at 2-over 38 Thursday as Lakota beat St. Wendelin and Old Fort in a Sandusky River League triangular at Loudon Meadows.
Josh Mason added a 43 for the Raiders, who shot a 171.
St. Wendelin cruised past Old Fort 188-207 for second.
Peter Campbell carded a 41 for the runner-up Mohawks (6-2, 2-2 SRL) and Joey DeHaven shot a 46.
The Stockaders got a 43 from Adam Alexander and a 49 from Trey Hossler.
At Loudon Meadows
Lakota 171, St. Wendelin 188, Old Fort 207
Lakota: Makayla Dull 38, Hunter Chalfin 44, Collin Gosche 46, Dylan Schiebel 50, Nathan Walter 63,…

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VOLLEYBALL: Redmen overpower Waite

Maddie Gillig served four aces and Lili Velazquez drilled three Thursday as Fostoria beat Toledo Waite 25-19, 25-14, 25-12.
Justice Lentz added 10 digs and three kills for the Redmen (1-1), Asia Settles came up with 10 digs and Lexie Fretz and Luchauna Smith both lined two aces.
Fostoria’s junior varsity won 25-12, 25-9.

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In the open

A Fostoria running back follows his blockers into the open Aug. 16 during a scrimmage with Toledo Waite. The Redmen open the season Aug. 29 on the road against Toledo Scott.
Photo by John Montgomery…

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