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Praise for ‘small-town boy’ hit by Stewart’s car

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is taken from a hearse before being carried into South Lewis Central School before a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s car during a race last weekend...

Site plan approved for MPLX headquarters

Construction of a six-story, 120,000-square-foot headquarters for Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary, MPLX LP, will start in November and be finished in spring 2016. The building will be across Hardin Street from Marathon Petroleum headquarters and connected by an enclosed...

Defiance Avenue paving work begins Friday

On Friday morning, crews will begin paving Defiance Avenue from Main to Howard streets. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and could continue until 7 p.m. Franklin Avenue may also be included in Friday’s paving work. Those areas will be closed to through traffic. Residents will have...

UF’s nursing program accredited; enrollment for first classes begins

The University of Findlay will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program just received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents, according to the university. The program will begin enrolling...

Team formed to assess lasting effects of trauma

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER An inaugural training session for the newly formed Hancock County Trauma-Informed Learning Community Team was held Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The team includes representatives from more than 20 organizations including mental health, law...

USS Franklin survivor recalls Gary’s heroics

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Ben Ricks, 88, of Santee, California, received an email from a friend with a link to The Courier’s Aug. 7 story on Findlay native Donald A. Gary’s heroic actions aboard the USS Franklin during World War II. Ricks, who contacted the...

Findlay Art League to offer fall after-school classes

The Findlay Art League will offer after-school art classes in its newly renovated art education classroom this fall. Classes begin Sept. 8 and will run for three days per month, September through April. Students do not need to attend every month to participate. There is a...

Thursday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; outdoor pickleball, 8-11 a.m., pavilion; EnhanceFitness, 9-9:50 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; book club discussing “George Washington’s Secret...