Recycled runway a ‘model’ for green living

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Items typically destined for the recycling bin or the landfill will get a second, far more glamorous chance in the hands of some imaginative fashion designers. The Hancock Park District’s inaugural “Runway: Posh Repurpose for...

Findlay service club marks 90 years

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR A 100-year-old service agency with an eye toward literacy is marking its 90th birthday in Findlay, with 13 members receiving pins for completing the centennial challenge “100 for 100.” Findlay Altrusa Club members completing 100 service...

419 celebration on 4/19 moved to MCPA

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR When the calendar flips to 4/19 this week, area businesses will come together to mark the inaugural 419 Day Celebration. Due to a rainy forecast Thursday, the event has been relocated to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The community...

Film pitches ‘Dummy’ Hoy into the spotlight

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR “He made thousands of fans cheer, but never heard one.” That’s the way director David Risotto describes the deaf baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy, and it’s a reality that inspired Risotto to spend 10 years...

Hairdresser to the homeless

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Either through divine intervention or just plain luck, Judi Herrin is known as the “City Mission Hairdresser.” The independent stylist, who rents a chair at downtown Findlay’s Shear Vanity Salon, began offering free cuts, colors...

WITH VIDEO: Student-built fan cars motor to life

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR The soft whir of twirling propellers filled the air at St. Michael School, punctuated by cries of “Yessss!” and the slap of high-fives when the students’ fan cars finally zoomed to life. This was “Engineering...

Teen’s legacy lives on through heartfelt mission

  By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR ADA — The family of an autistic teenager who drowned in a neighbor’s pond last month is donating money to a cause they hope will ensure no area family goes through a similar heartache. Sammy Rowold was a 13-year-old nonverbal,...

Students hold walkouts at Findlay, area schools

By BRENNA GRITEMAN and KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT Over 3,100 high school and university walkouts took place across the country at 10 a.m. Wednesday, including protests of varying sizes throughout Hancock County. The 17-minute walkouts coincided with the one-month anniversary of the deadly...

Students in solidarity: Walkouts held at various area schools

  By BRENNA GRITEMAN and KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT Over 3,100 high school and university walkouts took place across the country at 10 a.m. Wednesday, including those of varying sizes throughout Hancock County and northwestern Ohio. The 17-minute walkouts coincided with the one-month...

Parents marvel at their children’s growth through Blanchard Valley School

  By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Blanchard Valley Center is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month under the theme “CommUNITY,” and leaders at Blanchard Valley School are focused on highlighting their students’ successes and involvement with...