The award is presented annually to a non-Rotarian in the community who exemplifies the Rotary ideals of professional leadership and service.
“Mary Beth has perhaps the strongest sense of community duty of anyone I know,” said Findlay Rotarian Bill Life in nominating Hammond.
“I have always been in awe in the love she has for Findlay, people in general and her unselfish devotion to helping others with her time, talent and treasure. Mary Beth has touched many lives in Findlay over the past 35 years through extraordinary service for many good causes. She is widely known around town as someone you can rely on to get the job done.”
Professionally, Hammond has served the community in various banking positions, currently as vice president and senior private banker for Fifth Third Bank.
Throughout her career, she has also served on numerous community organizations such as Camp Fire, Open Arms, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, St. Michaels Church, Findlay Service League, Julie Cole Charity Golf Outing, Handbags That Help, Susan G. Komen, United Way, The Arts Partnership and many other area organizations.
Mary Beth has designated a $500 contribution made in her name by the Findlay Rotary Club to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
According to the NMS website, “The ASHP Resident Matching Program (ASHP Match) provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in pharmacy residency programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.”
Findlay’s College of Pharmacy supports postgraduate year one (PGY1) and year two (PGY2) students in matching with a residency program.
This support is shown through the results of a 96 percent residency match rate for PGY1s and a 100 percent residency match rate for PGY2s.
“We are extremely pleased with our student residency placement rate. I believe it’s a reflection of the high-quality students who leave our program with strong clinical and communication skills,” said Debra Parker, Pharm.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy.
“UF’s pharmacy students are clearly impressing others in the profession. Current and future students can be confident they are being well-prepared for future success.”
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Executive Director Nichole Coleman says a lot of Veterans struggle with the sound of fireworks, as do many people who experienced any type of trauma.
She says her office has signs that Veterans can place in their yard, that let people know that a combat Veteran lives at the residence and to be mindful when setting off fireworks in the neighborhood.
Coleman hopes the signs will not only help people become more mindful about setting off fireworks but also lead to people notifying the Veteran who has one of the signs in their yard so they know when nearby fireworks will be going off.
She says people can stop by their office at 1100 East Main Cross Street to pick up one of the signs or call 419-424-7036.
Coleman says they’re always looking for an opportunity to interact with local Veterans and encourages them to stop by their office to see if they’re getting all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Beginning July 1st, a new law goes into effect allowing Ohioans to have fireworks and to set them off on certain days.
Those days include the 3rd through the 5th of July and the following weekend too.
The law also gives local governments the power to control or ban fireworks.
The City of Findlay says residents will be allowed to set off fireworks this year and they’ll see how it goes.
The Findlay fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at the Hancock County Fairgrounds at 10 p.m.
The Flag City 4th of July Parade will step off at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.
American Electric Power says there will be some temporary lane closures in downtown Findlay this week as the company builds about a mile of underground transmission line.
The underground work is beginning near the Findlay Substation, located at the intersection of Putnam and Liberty streets, and will end near Beech Avenue where the line connects with the existing overhead power line.
Lane closures in the project area will occur Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Drivers can expect signage, cones and flaggers during construction.
The underground utility work is part of AEP Ohio’s Central Findlay Improvements Project, which strengthens the local electric system by replacing aging equipment and supports the area’s electrical needs.