Flying from the nest into the world

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer It’s exciting to be a college freshman and to fledge the parents’ nest, but adjusting to dorm living and especially a new roommate can pose challenges. Most university students have not had to share a room before, said Justin F. Courtney,...

Youth program set

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host a “Color Paint War” and show a movie at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for youth in grades five through 12. Activities will include a paint war, balloon toss, messy Twister and a rainbow cake. Those attending...

Retired public employees set meeting

KALIDA — The Putnam County Chapter of the Public Employees Retirement, Inc. will hold a meeting at noon Aug. 7 at Dick’s Steak House in Kalida.

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., cafe; SilverSneakers Splash, 11:30 a.m.-12:30...

Latch on, tune in

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Breast-feeding mothers in northwestern Ohio and around the world will gather for the Big Latch On on Saturday, an effort to raise awareness of breast-feeding and to set a record for the most women simultaneously breast-feeding. Findlay’s...

Fostoria teen named finalist in national 4-H contest

FOSTORIA — Paul Sowders, 15, of Fostoria, has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the “Inspire a Future Scientist” video contest, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and HughesNet. Sowders has a chance to win $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science...

Scholarships awarded

Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 awarded seven $500 scholarships at its July meeting to several first-year college students. Recipients are McKenzie Bonvillian, who will attend Columbus State Community College; James Irving IV, who will attend Bowling...

Training for volunteers set in September

The Christian Clearing House will host volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. The Christian Clearing House is a nonprofit agency that helps the needy in Hancock County through emergency situations, assisting with rent to...
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