11/30/18 – 10:55 A.M.
The fourth annual Riley Creek Christmas Tour will be held this weekend. The tour includes five stops along the Riley Creek near Pandora. People can stop at the historical buildings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.
The stops include the Bridenbaugh One-Room Schoolhouse, the Bridenbaugh Homestead, the McCullough Log Cabin, Red Fox Cabin, and the Riley Creek United Methodist Church.
The tour is free of charge. For more information call 419-969-0075.
11/30/18 – 10:46 A.M.
The Salvation Army is collecting money through their Red Kettle campaign. You can find them at several stores in Findlay. The donations they receive will go towards food, clothing, and toys to families in need.
Last year the organization met its goal of $90,000 and is trying to reach the same goal this year.
The Salvation Army is still accepting families to receive Christmas assistance. You can learn more by calling 419-422-8238.
11/30/18 – 10:31 A.M.
The Community Foundation announced the establishment of a fund for Blanchard Valley Residential Services, Inc. Community Foundation CEO and President Katherine Kreuchauf said that The organization helps people with developmental disabilities…
Kreuchauf said that a change in state rules forced the BVRSI out of the Board of Developmental Disabilities. This fund will allow the program to continue to serve the community despite changes in federal, state, or local rules.
11/30/18 – 7:52 A.M.
Bridge Hospice is hosting its annual “Light Up A Life” tree-lighting ceremonies in Bowling Green and Findlay. The events honor loved ones that have passed through tree-lighting and candle-lighting ceremonies. The Findlay ceremony will take place on December 6 at 5:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Birchaven Village.
The Bowling Green ceremony will take place on December 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room at Heritage Corner. All are invited to come.
11/30/18 – 6:50 A.M.
The 14th annual Holidaze Craft Show is coming to Findlay this weekend. The craft show features unique gifts, holiday decorations and treats from over 50 vendors. There are also door prizes awarded throughout the show.
The event will take place this Friday and Saturday. It will last from 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. IT will be held in the BVS gymnasium, school hallway, and cafeteria of the Blanchard Valley Center.
11/30/18 – 5:04 A.M.
A former “America’s Got Talent” contestant was arrested for underage drinking in Findlay. 20-year-old Skilyr Hicks of Conneaut appeared in Court Tuesday. The offense allegedly occurred on October 17.
She appeared on the 8th season of the show when she was 14. She reached the “vegas Round” before she was eliminated.
She is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail.
11/29/18 – 5:28 P.M.
Tis the season of charity and the Hancock County Women’s Resource Center is looking for diapers and monetary donations. The center provides pregnancy tests and has a diaper points program in which families can earn diapers. Those who wish to donate gifts can stop by the center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
11/29/18 – 5:19 P.M.
Findlay Fire Chief Josh Eberle met with the Hancock County Commissioners to talk about training facilities. Eberle said that he’s laid much of the groundwork to get a facility made in Hancock County.
Eberle said that it would save the city and county departments money on going to a different city to use their facilities. It will also allow for more collaboration between departments.
Eberle said that while there is no guarantee that this facility will be constructed, they have decided on a location. If built, the facility will be at Fire Station 4 on County Road 236.
The projected cost for the facility is around $622,000. The Commissioners agreed to provide a letter of support. No money was asked for at this time.
11/29/18 – 10:56 A.M.
The Hancock Regional Planning Commission is looking for a new grant administrator. Aleta Boecker recently announced she is stepping down to take a new job. Boecker has served in the role for nearly eight years.
HRPC Director Matt Cordonnier says the agency plans to hire someone to take Boecker’s place. They’ll begin advertising for the job soon.
11/29/18 – 10:29 P.M.
The Salvation Army and the U.S. Marines are collecting toys to give to at-need children in Hancock County for Toys for Tots. All of the toys collected must be new and unwrapped. They also have to be suitable for children from infants to 15-years-old. They don’t want to collect electronics like DVDs, CDs, or gaming systems.
There will be several toy collection events through December. You can also drop toys off at various locations across the city including:
- Alexandria’s: 132 E. Crawford St., Findlay
- Heavenly Pizza: 1404 N. Main St., Findlay
- Sunbelt Rentals: 1780 Romick Pkwy., Findlay
- Cooper Service: 401 E. Main Cross St., Findlay
- Pride Transportation: 611 Howard St., Findlay
- Safelite Auto Glass 1970 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
- The Courier: 701 W. Sandusky St., Findlay
- Infinity Salon & Wellness: 108 N. Main St., Arlington
- TJD Industrial Services: 11399 Township Rd 101, Findlay
- American Windows & Siding: 332 W. Main Cross St., Findlay
- Jac & Do’s: 638 N. Main St., Arlington
- The Granary: 7977 County Road 236, Findlay
Parents can sign their kids up by calling the Salvation Army.