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Wood County Fair Has More Events Tonight

08/04/16 – 3:13 P.M.

There are more events happening at the Wood County fair tonight. At 6 pm the outhouse races will start at the race track and the dulcimers can be seen at the home and garden building. Both of these events are free.

Then at 7 pm there is a truck pull at the grandstand pulling tracks. The pulls will involve four-wheel-drive pickup trucks and semi trucks. Pit passes for this event are only $10.

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Rib-Off Competition In Findlay This Saturday Lets You Vote For Best Ribs

08/04/16 – 2:24 P.M.

This Saturday downtown Findlay will be home to the annual Rib-Off from 3-11 pm. Zachary Huber of the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County says there will old and new faces in the competition.

Audio: Zachary Huber

You can vote for your favorite ribs while you’re there. Huber says that you can try some ribs for a low cost.

Audio: Zachary Huber

Judging for the Rib-Off will be at 7:30 pm. Admission is only $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for kids in strollers.

Car Tunes car show and the Battle of the Bands will also be downtown at 3 pm.

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More Events Happening At The Wood County Fair Tonight

08/03/16 – 4:19 P.M.

There are some more fun events at the Wood County Fair today. Starting at 6 pm there is the junior fair market cattle judging in the beef show arena. Also at 6 pm you can watch the Koi drag racing warm up in the grandstands for $5. The racing begins at 7 pm.

The final event tonight is the calf scramble in the horse arena. This event starts at 8 and is free to attend

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Staying Healthy Can Work Off Grief According To Local Support Group

8/1/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Grief is something we will all experience but we don’t have to experience it alone. Niki Sidle from Bridge Bereavement Services says grief can occur for various reasons.

Sidle says that stretching and exercise are beneficial ways to deal with grief. Exercising and being healthy works through grief. Sidle says that the mind and the body are connected, so when one feels better the other begins to feel better as well.

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a grief support group where they will show the benefits exercise has on grief. The event is Monday, August 8th in the Birchaven Chapel from 6:30-7:30 pm. The event is free to attend.

 

 

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Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler This Friday At Findlay High School Track

7/20/16 – 12:32 P.M.

This Friday will host the 3rd annual Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler at the Findlay High School track. Cooper Tire’s Cathy Huffman says they hope to attract more than just runners with the community event.

Audio: Cathy Huffman

The run used to be held on Saturday but was switched to Friday evening to allow more participation from families. Aside from the run, food, and music, there will also be a chance to win door prizes for people who attend the event. Cooper Tire started the run 3 years ago to celebrate its centennial.

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Teacher Hikes Appalachian Trail For Scholarship Funds

7/18/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Kelsey Magee died at a young age and one of her teachers wanted to help her memory live on. Mark Marshall created the Hike for Kelsey, where he and a small group tried to hike 72 miles in seven days across the Smoky Mountain National Park in the Appalachian Mountains.

The hike was unfortunately cut short due to bad weather. Mark and his group managed to hike 46 miles in four days before thunderstorms made conditions too dangerous to continue. Marshall says he was on track to accomplish his goal and will try it again.

Despite not making it the 72 miles, Marshall did reach the money amount he wanted to raise. The goal was to raise $5,000 and Marshall says the trip totaled $5,500 with more money on the way. Marshall says there will be a bbq chicken dinner on Sunday, July 24th where he hopes there will be a big reveal of how much money was raised.

The Magee family has provided scholarships for over 70 students in the last 8 years. Marshall says he just wanted to help raise money so that they could continue to do so.

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50 North Needs An Increase In Funds With New Levy

7/14/16 – 7:01 P.M.

50 North is requesting a replacement levy and hoping for a .6 mills increase this November. Board president John Haywood says the organization has been barely scraping by because people have been taking advantage of the services they need that are offered by 50 North.

Audio: John Haywood

According to Director Carolyn Copus an increase of funds is required to keep up with those in need.

Audio: ZCarolyn Copus

50 North offers many services to those age 50 and up. This includes things like helping people transition into retirement, offering classes, and even delivering groceries to those who struggle to get out and about.  50 North Used to be the Hancock County Agency on Aging and has received support from levies since 2002

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Ottawa Ordinance Military Day Tomorrow

7/8/16 – 1:15 p.m.
Ottawa Ordinance is saluting our veterans with a military day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers and military recruiters will be there. The POW-MIA wall will also be there so you can ay your respects. According to owner Cindy Verhoff, you can see some interesting challenges as well.

Audio: ZZ- Cindy Verhoff

The event will be held at Ottawa Ordinance on the corner of State Route 65 and Fourth Street

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Christmas In July Comes To Downtown Findlay

7/7/16 – 3:03 p.m.

Christmas is coming to downtown Findlay to help raise funds for Cancer Patient Services. The Christmas in July fundraiser will be happening July 21st with a scavenger hunt. Downtown Coordinator Carla Treadway said businesses are excited.

Audio:Carla Treadway

The fundraiser will raise money so that the organization can support cancer victims and their families  CEO Carol Metzger says it’s about the meaning of Christmas.

Audio:Carol Metzger

The businesses downtown will also have holiday-related merchandise. Tickets are available on the day of the event and on the Cancer Patient Services website for $15.

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McComb Business Expo This Weekend

7/6/2016 – 1:21 pm

 

This Saturday the McComb Economic Development Organization’s 3rd annual business expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carol Carrie from the McComb Economic Development Organization is expecting a good turn out.

Audio:ZZ-Carol Carrie

Also during the expo will be five ribbon cuttings. Four are for new businesses and one is a re-opening.

The McComb Economic Development Organization is putting the business expo together to showcase entrepreneurs and more according to Joe Wasson, a member of the organization.

Audio: ZZ- Joe Wasson

Most of the entrepreneurs that will be seen at the expo are local and started their own business. There will also be several other organizations showing what they have to offer the community.

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