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Vets around the country describe VA experiences

Iraq veteran Justin Grimes, 33, poses for a portrait during work at Archie’s Acres, an organic farm for veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Valley Center, Calif. Grimes has had nightmares almost daily since 2006 after he returned from war. The retired sergeant from...

Hospital auxiliary awards scholarships

FOSTORIA — The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary has awarded scholarship funds to five local students who will pursue degrees in a healthcare-related field. Recipients are: Lauren Fredritz, a student at the University of Findlay studying physical therapy. She...

Beginning the journey of faith

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Confirmation, when young people become full-fledged members of their church, is an important rite of passage in one’s faith life. Students prepare for the event for many months, leading up to a confirmation ceremony that is often held in the...

North Baltimore man awarded diploma 70 years after enlisting

NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore resident Vic Kretz was honored last week at Waite High School in Toledo, where he was awarded his high school diploma, 70 years after he would have graduated. Kretz, 90, left school during his junior year in 1943 to join the U.S. Navy...

Church and religious events

Good Shepherd UM BENTON RIDGE — Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Benton Ridge will sponsor “The Incredible Pirate Treasure Hunt,” an adventure for families, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 9-13 at the Benton Ridge Park. Activities are geared toward...

Saturday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dry Haven, Fostoria; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club;...

Letters to the Editor 5-31-14

PARENTS WERE THERE TO HELP When it comes to parades that take place in the heat, the directors and parent volunteers of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band take precautions to be sure our kids/students are taken care of so that no student, if at all possible, passes out and incurs a...

Still rollin’

What’s been good for Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has always been good for our region. But reaching a major milestone like a 100-year birthday doesn’t happen without bumps in the road. There have been people trying to write a death warrant for Cooper, despite its long...

Ralph Zender

CAREY — Ralph C. Zender, 94, of Carey, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at his residence. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Baker; and a son, Steve (Sue) of Carey. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in Spring Grove...

Kay Assmann

BLUFFTON — Kay L. Assmann, 108, of Bluffton, died Wednesday in Knoxville, Tennessee. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the family home, 3580 Road R, Pandora. Further arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.