Compassionate Friends to meet

The Compassionate Friends of Hancock County will meet 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. Those attending are asked to bring a picture to share.

Acts of kindness are A-OK

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Susann Castore is traveling the state spreading compassion and kindness, two smiley faces at a time. Tuesday, her travels took her to Findlay’s Senior Center. Castore calls herself the “A-OK Lady,” or “Goodwill Ambassador of Kindness” for the state of...

Senior Forum offered today

The University of Findlay is offering sessions of its Senior Forum today. From noon to 1:15 p.m., Jenny Barlos of the Ability Center of Greater Toledo will speak about how assistance dogs enable independent living. Barlos is the client services director for Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence. Its dogs are...

Arts council sets fundraiser

FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold its annual fall fundraiser, a wine and cheese tasting party, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bankquet Room, 125 S. Main St. Fostoria. Tickets are available for $20 each for a chance to win one of four $100 cash prizes. Those attending must be 21...

Benefit gospel concert set Saturday

A benefit for Rob De Bouvier will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lightouse, 10055 U.S. 224 West. The benefit is being planned by friends of De Bouvier, who has a blood disorder requiring medicine that costs $8,000 per month. A full-course meal will be served for $6 and a love offering will also be taken. Gospel...

Coat collection underway

Children’s clean, gently used or new winter coats and snowsuits, size newborn to youth size 12, are being collected for Putnam County families in need. The collection will take place Oct. 19-30 at Kohls Market of Ottawa; and at the following elementary schools: Columbus Grove, Continental, Fort Jennings,...
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