WITH VIDEO: Council provides unified voice for vets

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER There’s an increased momentum around local veterans issues, with veterans of all ages getting to know each other and the broader community eager to support them, said William Johns. Johns is president of the Hancock County Veterans Council, made up of representatives of each...

Area Memorial Day services

Findlay The Hancock County Veterans Council will conduct a Memorial Day parade and services Monday, beginning with a 9 a.m. invocation by Chaplain Keith Kimmel, a flag raising and a speech by State Rep. Robert Sprague at the Main Street bridge over the Blanchard River. A brief ceremony there will include floral...

Findlay veterans resource center closes its doors

The Military Veterans Resource Center’s Findlay office has closed. The center, which opened in October 2013, provided career-related services. Len Proper, executive director of the Military Veterans Resource Center in Columbus, said in an email the Findlay office has closed for the time being, “but...

Friday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; coffee bar, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; tone and sculpt, 8:30-9:10 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 10-10:50 a.m.; water exercise class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; lunch, beer-battered cod...

WITH VIDEO: ‘God made them; I just take care of them’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Along Greystone Drive in Findlay this time of year, a visitor can spy many colorful rhododendrons and azaleas in front of the home of 85-year-old Richard Billings. Worldwide, about 9,000 varieties exist. But many are not available commercially, since the types most commonly sold are...

Milking the benefits of milkweed

By BRENNA GRITEMAN FAMILY EDITOR Plant milkweed, help save a species. That’s the critical message conservationists are sharing in regard to the iconic, black and orange Monarch butterfly, whose population has plummeted up to 90 percent in the past 20 years. Milkweed, itself, is an iconic native plant once...
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