The total includes seven responsive grants, two president’s discretionary grants and 50 donor-advised fund grants.
“These grants are another example of our Foundation addressing important needs in our community,” said Brian Treece, President & CEO of the Foundation.
“Every dollar will help us on our mission to improve the quality of life for all in the community, just like the $70 million we’ve awarded in our 30-year history. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish this work without the support of our community partners and generous donors.”
Among the grants awarded, 50 North was awarded a $7,500 grant for human resources support.
The City of Findlay was awarded a $15,000 grant for a Martin Luther King, Jr. mural on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Overpass in downtown Findlay.
Findlay City Schools was awarded a $100,000 grant to assist with the implementation of the SafeDefend active shooter protection system.
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts was awarded a $3,750 for strategic planning.
You can see the full list of grants and learn more about the Community Foundation by clicking here.
People stood ‘Silent Watch‘ in front of the Hancock County Courthouse in honor of a local Veteran who took their own life and to bring awareness to how many Veterans suffer from PTSD and die by suicide.
At the event, we spoke with Rodney Kramp and Leah Cook from Allen-Kramp Wealth Management about the event in honor of their friend Gaven Smith. (video below)
Gaven enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after 9/11.
During his nearly four years of active-duty service, he deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Gaven had PTSD from his time on active duty in the military.
Every day, 22 Veterans take their own life, and on Thursday, friends, colleagues and total strangers stood ‘Silent Watch‘ for 22 minutes at a time to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder and to show Veterans they don’t fight alone.
The two people vying to be state representative in the 83rd House District participated in a candidate forum.
The candidate forum between incumbent Republican State Rep. Jon Cross, of Kenton, and Democrat challenger Claire Osborne, of Findlay, was held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday and aired on WFIN.
Forum moderator Chris Oaks asked the candidates a variety of questions, including about abortion access, arming teachers and legalizing marijuana.
You can listen to the forum by clicking on the audio file below.
The deadline to register to vote in the fall midterm election is October 11th.
The City of Findlay recently had some properties it purchased on Taylor Street that it says were in rough shape torn down.
The removal of the properties will make room for parking for the planned Downtown Recreation Area that’s part of the Phase 2 Benching project that will be happening east of North Main Street.
“I’m super excited, really this is just step one of the work that will be put into this downtown area,” said Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn.
“I think over the next year or so people are going to really see it being transformed.”
As the mayor mentioned in the audio above, they’re going to be putting a lot of money into the Downtown Recreation Area which she thinks will be a big draw for the community.
The Downtown Recreation Area will be from Main Street east to the railroad tracks, and from the river north to Clinton Court.
There will also be a triangle-shaped area west of Main Street.
The city wanted to ensure that the benching area east of North Main Street not only serves its primary purpose of flood mitigation but also provides a broader community benefit as a recreation and gathering area.
Mayor Muryn says the project to replace the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge and eliminate a choke point on the river, and the Phase 2 Benching project east of North Main Street will go out to bid in 2023.