Red Cross Asks Public to Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season

Imagine being a U.S. service member stationed abroad. You miss your friends and family, but you also miss those little things that remind you of home – the smell of the soap you used every day or those cookies you’d have every Sunday afternoon. You can help the American Red Cross collect little things that bring back big memories for our brave service members.

See PDF below for more info.

Red Cross Holiday Care Packages and Holiday Mail Program-Hancock County release

Zombie 5K Fun Run/Walk

zombieDo you love to dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and run from zombies?  Then, this 5K Fun Run/Walk is for you!  Grab your friends and sign up to join us for a race you’ll never forget.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, from accomplished runners to those just wanting to walk the route dressed in costume.  All proceeds benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Date:                          Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:                          Registration begins at 3:30 PM  |  Race begins at 4:00 PM

Starting Point:         Upper Sandusky Middle School

Fee:                            Preregistration:  $15 (includes a t-shirt)  |  Day of Race:  $20 (shirts will be given until gone)

Awards:                    Medals given to the top 10 male and top 10 female  runners overall.


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Scrap4 Art Announces Young Frankenstein Halloween Fundraiser at the Valentine

Scrap4Art Announces Young Frankenstein Halloween Fundraiser at the Valentine

When: Friday, October 24, 2014 Halloween Events start at 6:30 pm, movie shown at 7:30 pm

Where: Valentine Theatre, 400 North Superior, Oh 43604

Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, Selfie Photo Booth and craft at a Pre-Party before the Valentine Theatre’s showing of the classic Mel Brooks’ film Young Frankenstein. This 1974 black & white film stars Gene Wilder as the grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein. Wilder discovers the scientist’s step-by-step manual and works to bring a corpse to life. This all star comedic cast features Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Gene Hackman and Peter Boyle as the monster who only wants to be loved.
Tickets are just $10 per person and include the Pre-Party at 6:30 pm and the movie at 7:30 pm. Guests are encouraged to wear a costume, take selfies at a Photo Booth, watch a dance demonstration, create a Halloween craft and participate in a Silent Auction. A cash bar is available with movie snacks for purchase.
Scrap4Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and redistribution of clean supplies which are usable in arts and education projects. The store in historic, uptown Maumee (333 West Wayne) is entering its eighth year in business. Scrap4Art carries large inventories of arts and crafts supplies, papers, fabrics, matte board pieces and frames, as well as many surprise donated craft treasures. Materials are donated to Scrap4Art by individuals and local businesses and then are available for purchase at low cost by teachers, artists and craft enthusiasts.
To purchase tickets for this event or to obtain other programming information, please call Scrap4Art at (419) 720-2978 or visit our website at
Scrap4Art is funded in significant part through the Ohio Arts Council and Community Shares of Northwest Ohio.

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Komen Findlay Race for the Cure!The 2nd annual Komen Findlay Race for the Cure will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 Downtown Findlay at 9:00AM. Join us in raising awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer and the continued support for breast cancer research.

The Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.


  • Race Day Registration ……………………………….. 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  • Local Sponsor Tents …………………………. 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Kids Zone ………………………………….. 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Survivor Photo ……………………………… 8:00 am
  • Survivor Parade …………………………….. 8:10 am – 8:30 am
  • Survivor Tent……………………………….. 8:15 am – 11:30 am 5K
  • Race Begins ……………………………… 9:00 am
  • Followed by 5K Walk and 1 Mile
  • Family Fun Walk Race Results 10:00 am
  • Medal Distribution and Award Ceremony…………………. 10:30 am


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2014 FINDLAY Race for the Cure route map below*

2014 Findlay Komen Race for the Cure |Race Route Map!

*Download additional Downtown Findlay – Race for the Cure Map – Including Parking Info



The pop punk duo known as Two Years Later is setting aside the electric guitar and powerful drums for a free and intimate acoustic show at 8 pm on Saturday, September 13 at Coffee Amici, a coffee shop in the heart of Findlay, Ohio that has a reputation as a mecca for both new and seasoned performers alike.

University of Findlay alum and vocalist of Two Years Later, Jamie Rogers, cut her teeth as a performer on the Amici stage during the coffee shop’s weekly open mic nights throughout her time at the University and has made appearances as a solo musician on a few Saturday nights since graduating in 2013. Now, with their first EP about to release, Rogers and drummer Zak Toth are bringing their powerful and moving music to the Amici stage in a stripped down version of their fiery pop punk show.

Toth will lay down a solid percussive foundation on his cajon, an acoustic drum box that is gentler than a full drum set, to support Rogers’ powerful vocals and rhythmic acoustic guitar. After playing over 20 full rock shows throughout Columbus, Two Years Later hopes to share an intimate and invigorating performance of their original music coupled with reflective stories of how the songs came to be .
Two Years Later will be releasing their EP, #Road2Fame, on September 21 in Columbus, Ohio but will be releasing the tracks in succession over the five weeks leading up to the release date via their social media for streaming. To learn more about the duo and join their 1,500+ fans connect with them via their social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud and Reverbnation.



Jamie and Zak met in 2011 at an open mic and two years passed before they saw each other again, reuniting through a mutual friend in 2013. They bonded over their shared love for making music and decided to put their talents to good use. In 2014 they put their serious business faces on and started recording their EP and putting together their band: Two Years Later. They’ve evolved into a captivating duo that engages their fans with their percussive pop rock and catchy pop melodies. Jamie’s lyrics bring a hypnotic depth to the invigorating rhythms that Zak lays down. Their music is thought provoking, infectious, and fun for loyal fans and first time listeners alike.

Local woman in critical condition after truck plows into backyard

Friends and family are requesting prayers for Nikki L. Puchta who was struck by flying debris last evening after a semi truck plowed into her garage and a fence. Puchta is reported to be in critical condition.

Click here to read today’s article from The Courier.

Viewer shared photos. Posted by Jamie Cooper Bracy via Facebook 6/27/14.


Movie Ticket Contest-ENTER NOW!


Showing one night only on May 27th, 7:00 pm at Carmike Cinemas in Findlay.

Award winning director James Moll has created an amazing documentary that focuses on the lives of young ranchers and farmers who are responsible for growing the food that we eat.  Farmland is coming to Findlay and YOU have a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to see the show (4 tickets available – 2 winners).

Follow these links to read more on what the documentary is really about.


For your chance to win…..

Using Facebook comments below, answer the following question: “Instead of replanting grass what would be the University of Findlay’s best ‘cash crop’ option?”


Read full story here.

Two winners will be selected to receive a set of tickets. Tickets are non transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or other prizes. Contest ends May 19th at 5:00 PM. Employees of The Findlay Publishing Company are not eligible to win.

Mural Taking Shape

muralOscar Velasquez of Macedonia paints a new mural over an old one Friday on the side of First Federal Bank in downtown Findlay. The University of Findlay is in charge of the project. The mural will feature images of the university’s Old Main building, students, and areas of the city such as the Hancock County Courthouse. The concept behind the mural is to show the relationship between the city and university. The new artwork is replacing a mural from Findlay’s bicentennial celebration. Velasquez has painted nearly 30 murals in the area. He said he hopes to finish this one by the end of June. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

The Children's Museum of Findlay Looking for Volunteers

The Children’s Museum of Findlay is looking for volunteers help with the build out the musuem and for the future volunteering at the museum when it is opens. If you are interested in becoming a part of this wonderful organization, visit their website.

Also, they  will be hosting host a Soap Box Car race in the parking lot of the Findlay Village Mall on June 28th at 10am. To see all of the details, visit our events page.