Some local elementary school girls are participating in the Girls on the Run program.
Maddie Zellner, student support specialist at Chamberlin Hill Elementary and Jefferson Primary, says the program encourages girls of all abilities to recognize their strengths and celebrate each other.
She says that’s accomplished through a tested curriculum that blends physical activity with skill development.
Maddie says, at the end of the 8-week program, the girls will complete a 5K race.
She says part of the program is a community impact project, and that the girls will be making cookies for the folks at Sunrise Assisted Living on Lake Cascades Parkway.
You can learn more about the Girls on the Run program by clicking here.
“Boogie on the Block! is Findlay’s largest community block party to celebrate the beginning of summer with friends and neighbors in the heart of downtown Findlay,” said MCPA executive director Heather Clow.
“Held annually on the first Friday of June, the community has come to rely on this event to kick off the warm weather season!”
Performing at this year’s event will be The Wet Bandits and returning this summer are the stars of yacht rock, The Docksiders.
Attendees will enjoy live music, libations and delicious food vendors.
“The kindness we witness in our communities day after day fuels our passion to support local events like the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ 2022 Boogie on the Block! event,” said Trish Gelsomino, Foundation Giving Coordinator, Premier Bank.
“Together we can spread kindness and make Findlay stronger!”
For more information about the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts call 419-423-2787 or visit MCPA.org
People can simply drive in, drop off their old medications for safe disposal and go on their way.
The Findlay Police Department says, not only will you be cleaning out those cluttered cabinets but you’ll be doing so in a safe manner.
Many people flush their medications, leading to environmental concerns.
Others dispose of medications in the trash or leave them in their house enabling people to find them and abuse them.
People who can’t make it to the medication collection on Saturday can drop off their medications anytime in the medication collection drop-boxes available in the lobby of the police department and sheriff’s office.
The Ohio Department of Development is providing funding for 78 projects, including approximately $54.8 million for 37 clean-up projects and $5.5 million for 41 assessment projects.
The projects will impact communities in 35 counties across the state.
We spoke with Commissioner Mike Pepple about the projects the funding will cover in Findlay.
Hancock County is receiving $492,000 for cleanup and remediation of a property just north of the Blanchard River in Findlay (pictured above) that was an operational plating company.
Cleanup activities will include pre-demolition, asbestos removal, demolition, transportation, and disposal.
After remediation, the site will be redeveloped as public greenspace and a benching project for flood mitigation will occur.
Hancock County is also getting $231,000 for an assessment project on a property at the northeast corner of Interstate 75 and County Road 99.
The property contains 12 bulk above-ground storage tanks built between 1903 and 1939.
The tanks were dismantled starting in the 1950s and removal was completed in the 1970s.
Prior assessments identified potential contamination on the property.
Brownfield Remediation Program funds will allow for a Phase II assessment on the property.
After assessment and remediation, the City of Findlay and property owners are working to redevelop the area as housing and commercial development.
The $60 million grant announcement represents the first group of grants awarded as part of Round 1 of the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program, with nearly $350 million to be invested in total across the state in the coming months.
Big news for Mansfield! Today I announced $3M in funding to help the city clean up petroleum tanks and hazardous chemicals at the old Westinghouse Electric Products site. Once remediated, the property can be revived to attract new economic development! pic.twitter.com/GHD11aHrJs