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Support group meeting slated

PALS (Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Ruse Building, above the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The group is free and open to all those grieving the death of a loved one from suicide, and is...

Library to host book discussion

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a discussion of “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak at 6:30 p.m. May 28. Participants should register at the library and pick up a copy of the book.

Riverbend to host program for kids

Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program assistant, will lead a Kids in the Park program about logs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at Shelter 1 in Riverbend Recreation Area. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-PARK/7275.

Hydrant flushing

The city of Findlay will flush hydrants today from Hancock County 95 south to Norfolk Southern Railroad, from Hancock County 95 west to CSX railroad, on North Main Street from the Blanchard River north to Hancock County 99 and east to CXS railroad.

Candidates sought for O-G board seat

OTTAWA — The Ottawa-Glandorf schools is looking for someone to fill a seat on its board by its June 10 meeting. All applicants must submit a notice of intent in writing to Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent Kevin Brinkman. The board may interview candidates to ascertain their...

Thunderstorms on the way

A narrow line of thunderstorms will move across Hancock County between 2:15 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., the National Weather Service says. At 1:55 a.m., weather service radar showed strong thunderstorms along a line from 20 miles west of Deshler to 31 miles west of Ada, and moving east...

Seniors invited to health seminar

The Heritage, 2820 Greenacre Drive, will host a free senior health and fitness day, open to the community, from 10 a.m. to noon May 28. There will be a complimentary parfait bar, a low-impact Zumba class and heart-healthy snacks. There will also be a session on how to prepare...

I-75 dangers, School counseling

The replacement of the U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 is well underway, but the headaches may be just starting for those passing through the construction zone. A series of collisions in a several-mile stretch Monday may or may not have been related to the construction...

Letters to the Editor 05-21-14

PICK A SIDE AND DEFEND IT “I went back to Ohio but my city was gone there was no train station there was no downtown … all my favorite places my city had been pulled down reduced to parking spaces …” — Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, 1982 I am not...