Progress: Fostoria United Way exceeds goal

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — It was a magical year for the United Way of Fostoria. The 2014 campaign theme was “Your Gift Works Magic,” and the campaign surpassed its goal of $179,000, successfully reaching 101 percent. “I’m very, very,...

Progress: A smorgasbord of new businesses

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER Findlay gained new retailers, restaurants and service businesses in 2014. The largest retail addition was Gabe’s, a discount fashion retailer that opened its 16th Ohio location inside the former Home Depot building in Findlay, 1981 Tiffin Ave....

Progress: University of Findlay plans College of Business building

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Plans for a new College of Business building, growing enrollment numbers, new academic programs, and a decision to transition to a campus police department have kept the University of Findlay community busy over the past year. The proposed College of...

Progress: Millstream Career Center adds equipment, programs

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Walk the halls of Millstream Career Center, and you’ll soon realize you’re touring a hair salon, a casual sit-down restaurant, and an auto repair shop all at once. This atmosphere is what draws hundreds of students to Millstream every...

Progress: Performing arts center construction advances

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The director of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is already looking at lining up gigs for the new facility. Jim Kreutzberg traveled to New York in late 2014 to start looking into what kind of performances the center could offer visitors....

Progress: Community Foundation focusing on scholarships

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For 2015, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is focusing on scholarships. The foundation has been awarding them for 20 years now. The first scholarship from the foundation, the Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship, was awarded to Julie Kidwell in...

Progress: Fostoria Foundation reaches milestones

FOSTORIA — The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation reached several milestones in 2014, from fundraising to grant distribution. Established in 1998, the foundation now holds a collection of 18 component funds. New funds in 2014 included The Mennel Milling Company...

Progress: Agency on Aging doing update, Senior Center may be renamed

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Agency on Aging’s Senior Center may be getting a new name, one that better describes its offerings. That’s one of several changes being considered by the agency, which over the past year identified ways to update and...
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