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UP: Mild weather provided the perfect opportunity for residents to show their patriotism over the July 4th holiday weekend, and many did. Findlay celebrated with a fireworks show at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Thursday night, followed by a downtown parade on Friday. Both...

Returning the past to the present

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Sharon Tyson and her daughter, Ana Trevino, are on a mission to return pieces of the past to the families they belong to. So far, they’ve returned old postcards and a Bible dating back to 1895. “It’s fun. It’s...

Putnam County libraries offer Lego programs

The Putnam County District Library will offer a “Lego/Robot Making with Mel Rode” family event at three library locations. The program will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Continental, at 10 a.m. July 19 in Fort Jennings and at 6 p.m. July 31 in Ottawa. A...

Children’s museum to open at mall

The grand opening of Little Main Street, part of the Children’s Museum of Findlay, will be held Friday in the Findlay Village Mall, across from JoAnn Fabrics. A ribbon-cutting and door-opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 5...

Library hosting cupcake challenge

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will hold a “Cut Throat Cupcake Challenge” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. The free program is open to all youth in grades five through 12.

Tuesday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; outdoor pickleball, 8-11 a.m., pavilion; EnhanceFitness, 9-9:50 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; blood pressure clinic, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,...

Marjorie Kocher

Marjorie Ann Kocher, 91, of Findlay, died at 8:37 a.m. Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are pending at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

John McLaughlin

FOSTORIA — John Sterling McLaughlin, 79, of Fostoria, died at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Knollcrest Gardens, west of Arcadia. The Rev. Kay Hatch will officiate. Military honors will be...

Samuel Hermon

ARLINGTON — Samuel I. Hermon, 76, of Arlington, died at 9 a.m. Monday at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Hufford Family Funeral Home.

Robert Wells

Robert LaMont Wells, age 63, of Rogers, Minnesota, has died following a 7 month battle with lung cancer. Born October 31st, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated in 1969 from Findlay High School and later served in the Ohio National Guard. On December 24th, 1969, Robert Wells was...