Over $480,000 in grants awarded

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees has approved grants totaling $482,297. This total includes four competitive grants totaling $323,324, two president’s discretionary grants totaling $6,000 and 56 donor-advised grants totaling $152,973....

Plenty of community events to raise developmental disabilities awareness

Celebrity basketball, a visit to the Ohio Statehouse and a coloring contest hosted by Miss Ohio will highlight activities sponsored by Blanchard Valley Center, the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month....

Findlay Art League presents ‘Photo 35’ exhibit

The Findlay Art League will present its 35th juried photo show, “Photo 35,” through March 24. Best of Show went to Jane Vanden Eynden for her digital print, “This is Where the Funding for the Arts Goes.” First place went to Lisa Ruggielo-Wawrzyniak for her...

Growing problem: Pot lights give ham radio operators a buzz

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Ham radio operators say their frequencies are increasingly getting a harsh buzz from a component of the indoor lamps used to grow pot. The American Radio Relay League has been filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission over the past...
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Starbucks CEO says chain ready to enter Italy after 35 years

AP Photo/Luca Bruno MILAN (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it took the company growing to about 26,000 stores in 75 countries in win...

Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show’s best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live !” “As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, ‘La La Land’ was simultaneously...

Memory loss program set

OTTAWA — A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. March 7 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and...

Birchaven educational sessions slated for seniors

Birchaven Village will be hosting “Talk About It Tuesdays,” an educational series for active seniors, on the first and last Tuesdays in March and April. The presentations will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Dining Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven...

Tuesday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.; gentle aquatics class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; walking/jogging, 10-11 a.m., University of...

Drought reduced Hancock soybean and corn yields, but wheat set a record

The verdict is in on last year’s corn and soybean crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its official 2016 Ohio county average yield estimates, and planted and harvested acres for corn and soybeans. Even though these are estimates, the government and...