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German POWs played a part in local history

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER During World War II, thousands of German and Italian prisoners of war were housed in camps all over the United States, including Ohio. Most of the men worked in farm fields or in factories. In this area, the POWs worked at both the former Smith Foundry & Machine Co. in North...

Community Foundation Week observed

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is joining more than 700 community foundations nationwide as they celebrate Community Foundation Week Nov. 10-16. For 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the role of the philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to...

Diabetes program offered today

FOSTORIA — “Living Well with Diabetes,” hosted by ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Diabetes Education, will be presented from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Fostoria Eagles Club, 1049 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Registration and screenings will be held at 4 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Dr. John...

Compassionate Friends to meet

The Compassionate Friends of Hancock County will hold a meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St. The meeting is open to anyone who has lost a child, grandchild, or sibling. The topic will be “Being Thankful.”

Wednesday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; cardio energizer, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers, 9:30-10:20 a.m.; water exercise class/open swim, 10-11 a.m.,...

Vietnam veterans feel new respect

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Veterans of the Vietnam War were often poorly treated when they first came home, but 40 years later, many are seeing a renewed respect, and are forging close ties with younger veterans. Protests against the war were widespread in the 1960s and 1970s. And many people took out their...
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