Findlay man named national commander

Daniel Briggs, of Findlay, was elected the national commander of the Sons of AMVETS at the organization’s national convention, held Aug. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. Briggs previously served as national first vice commander, national second vice commander, national finance officer and national Veterans Affair...

Findlay Service League to host meeting for prospective members

The Findlay Service League, a local nonprofit women’s service organization, will host an informational meeting for prospective members at 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Visitors will meet current members, learn the history of the service league, discuss first-year responsibilities and dues and cover membership...

Everybody loves a parade

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER For years, the Junior Fair sponsored a parade during the Hancock County Fair. But after many years the custom was eventually dropped. This year, to help celebrate 75 years at the current Hancock County Fairgrounds, the Junior Fair is bringing back the tradition and holding a...

Pope Francis names bishop for Diocese of Toledo

Pope Francis named the Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo on Thursday. Thomas has been serving as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since July 26, 2006. He fills the office left vacant by Bishop Leonard P. Blair, who was installed as the...

Youth flower arranging sessions slated

On-the-spot flower arranging at the Hancock County Junior Fair will be held Saturday in the tent to the south of the Youth Education Building. Juniors, ages 9 to 13, will compete at 2 p.m. and seniors, ages 14-18, will compete at 3 p.m. Children ages 8 and under will be able to do flower arranging at a similar...

Benefit planned for cancer patient

A benefit for cancer patient Jason “Spartan” Cramer will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Buck and Boudreaux’s, 316 N. Main St. Cramer was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The disease is incurable but medications and treatments can extend his life expectancy. The benefit is being...
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