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5/26/17 – 11:14 A.M.

Findlay will honor those who sacrificed their lives for their country this weekend. Annual Memorial Day ceremonies are set for Monday morning. The Hancock County Veterans Council says the day starts with a bridge ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Ralph D. Cole Bridge on Main Street.

Following the ceremony, the Memorial Day Parade will make its way from the American Legion to the Maple Grove Cemetery. Another ceremony follows the parade at the War Memorial in the cemetery.

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5/26/17 – 11:37 A.M.

The Findlay Meijer store is partnering with the Salvation Army to fight hunger in the city. The company says 100 percent of the “Simply Give” donation cards sold at the Findlay store will benefit the Salvation Army’s local food pantry. The promotion runs through June 18.

Meijer is also double-matching your donation on June 2 and June 3.

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5/26/17 – 7:17 A.M.

A summer reading program is coming to Arlington once again. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s SummerREAD program kicks off in Arlington on June 6 at 2 p.m. The event includes face painting, smashing paints, a craft, and cookies.

The SummerREAD program runs from June 1 to July 29. The kickoff event at the main library is set for June 1.

The program rewards summer readers of all ages.

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5/26/17 – 6:58 A.M.

You’ll be able to get a look inside the construction of the new Joint Justice Center in Tiffin next month. The Review-Times reports the JJC Leadership Core team talked about giving tours of the currently under construction facility during a Thursday meeting. The tours are set for June 10 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Area residents will see the first and second floors of the four-story building. A VIP tour will include more of the structure.

Seneca County Commissioner Holly Stacey says they are looking for volunteers to serve as guides for the event.

MORE: Review-Times

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5/26/17 – 6:47 A.M.

Another home security website has ranked Fostoria as among the safest cities to live in Ohio. SafeWise.com lists Fostoria as the 19th safest city in its top 20. Fostoria is the only city in our region to make the top 20 for 2017. Safewise says the city has less than one violent crime per 1,000 people and only around six property crimes per 1,000 residents.

In April the National Council for Home Safety and Security listed Fostoria as Ohio’s 30th safest city.

Both studies used FBI crime data to make their rankings.

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5/26/17 – 5:31 A.M.

A problem with a pump means Arlington won’t open the village swimming pool this weekend. The village made the announcement Thursday. The pump in question places chemicals in the water.

While not welcome news, it might not be a great weekend for swimming anyway. Temperatures aren’t expected to approach 80 until Sunday and rain is potentially in the mix every day.

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5/26/17 – 5:25 A.M.

One of Glenwood Middle School’s newest employees has quickly become a favorite for students. The Courier reports “Harrison” started as emotional support dog in the school last month. Principal Janice Panuto says the golden retriever splits time between her office, guidance offices, and classrooms.

Panuto says Harrison can help in a variety of situations. She says victims of bullying can, “decrease retaliatory anger and improve self-esteem” by spending time with the dog. At the same time, she says bullies can increase empathy and compassion by working with Harrison.

Glenwood’s PTO paid the $2,000 fee for training the dog to work in the school.

MORE: The Courier

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5/26/17 – 5:17 A.M.

A recovery home will open in Ottawa sometime this summer. The Putnam County Sentinel reports officials are putting the finishing touches on the rules and requirements for the facility. Pathway’s Executive Director Aaron Baumgartner tells the newspaper the home will provide a stable environment for people in recovery.

Baumgartner says people in recovery need the home because often times the place where a recovering addict currently lives isn’t “conducive to recovery.”

A 3-year state grant through the local ADAMHS board is helping fund the house. The first month at the house is free, but residents have to pay rent after that. The longer someone stays in the facility the more they have to pay.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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5/26/17 – 4:58 A.M.

Business leaders and elected officials got together Thursday to talk about the lack of people willing to take manufacturing jobs in the area. Ryan Burgess is the director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. He spoke at the meeting, saying there is little communication between business and education leaders across the state.

Burgess added collaborative efforts between businesses and schools have seen success. He said the collaborations that work the best are business led. He cited Cooper Tire & Rubber’s applied manufacturing class at Millstream as an example.

State Representative Bill Reinecke of Tiffin put the blame squarely on a a stigma that manufacturing isn’t a good career path. Reinecke said, “We’ve got to figure out how to handle this with the parents of the children, because the stigma is just killing us.” Rowmark CEO Duane Jebbett said 57 percent of the people who go to college don’t finish. He added that was an opportunity for manufacturers to grow their workforce.

MORE: The Courier

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