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Progress: Fresh Encounter acquires 11 more grocery stores

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Fresh Encounter, a Findlay-based grocery store chain that operates the local Great Scot stores, had a big growth spurt in 2014. Fresh Encounter already had 25 stores in Ohio and Indiana, and has added 11 more stores in west central and northwestern Ohio...

Progress: Park district works to increase river recreation

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District staff was notified in January that a state grant has been awarded for constructing concrete boat launches at Liberty Landing and Blanchard Landing. Park district Director Gary Pruitt said the $76,808 grant from the state Department...

Progress: Ohio Means Jobs agency works to lower employment barriers

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER In less than a year, Ohio Means Jobs Hancock County has helped 30 individuals, who previously faced employment barriers, find a job. Last April, Ohio Means Jobs, formerly known as JobSolutions, established a program to help those with a criminal...

Progress: Downtown Findlay joining Ohio Main Street Program

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay is aiming to make itself a destination and with everything going on there, it isn’t difficult. “People just want to be where the action is,” said Maria Reza, downtown coordinator. Marathon Petroleum’s big...

Progress: Library focuses on early literacy

By ABBEY NICKEL Staff Writer The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library continues to put a focus on literacy, both early and adult, through the addition of programs and initiatives. The library introduced a new early literacy program during the past year called “1,000 Books...

Progress: Utilities investing in infrastructure

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Utility providers throughout northwestern Ohio are making big investments in their infrastructure to improve services, lower costs and better their own profit margins. Hancock-Wood Electric Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative ended its 76th fiscal year...

Progress: Health system building new cancer center

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Blanchard Valley Health System broke ground on the new Armes Family Cancer Care Center in 2014, along with dedicating a whopping 180,000 hours to uploading its medical records. Both projects will continue this year. Scott Malaney, health system...

Progress: Bluffton DTR Industries to add research, development office

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s DTR Industries is expected to welcome its sister company, TRI Technical Center USA, in creating a research and development office at the Bluffton plant this year. This will allow the factory to do research and...
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