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January 23, 2019

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Family-friendly “Spooktacular” Oct. 20

In Hancock Historical Museum’s Hull House

The Hancock Historical Museum will host an evening of fun for all ages at a Halloween “Spooktacular!” on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5-8 p.m.  

Enjoy tours through the "haunted" Hull House, built in 1881. Sample seasonal treats cooked over the hearth in the historic Crawford Log House. Decorate pumpkins and cookies, or make a Halloween mask inspired by Findlay's own American Mask Factory.  

Children will enjoy spooky storytelling, face-painting, crafts and games. The Derrick Express Learning Bus, Children’s Museum of Findlay, and the Hancock Parks District will also be on-hand with activities for guests. 

The party is wild at The Freed Center

It's a steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage

The Department of Theatre Arts of Ohio Northern University will present “The Wild Party” Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 in the Stambaugh Studio Theatre in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. each day, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. The show is for mature audiences

Hardin County "meet the candidates" night Oct. 16

Organized by Hardin County Talks

A Hardin County voter forum is planned from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department 1025 S. Main St., Kenton.

Sponsors of the forum include Kenton Times, Ada Icon, Ada Herald, Hardin County Republican Party, Hardin County Democratic Party and Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD).

The forum, called “Evening With Your Candidates,” is organized by Hardin County Talks.

Family-friendly pumpkin train ride in nearby Findlay

Story and photos by Ken Collins

'Tis the season for pumpkins and pumpkin train rides.  

Now through October 21, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation on the north side of Findlay is running a family-friendly "pumpkin train' ride.  Riders also have an opportunity to buy a pumpkin for seasonal decorating or maybe even baking a pie.  Cotton candy and lemon shake-ups are also available to add to the festivities.

Richard Moed was among those riding the pumpkin train and taking home a pumpkin this weekend.

Groundbreaking Oct. 22 for We Care Center, Kenton

Mental Health & Recovery Services Board project

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board will break ground at its We Care Center, 775 East Eliza St., Kenton, for a new youth behavioral services wing at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, according to Michael Schoenhofer, executive director.
"This addition will expand our capacity to serve youth and families in Hardin County," he said. "We are excited at the growth in awareness for the services in Hardin County and this wing will add more offices and meeting room to our capacity."
The ground breaking is open to the public.