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Hancock Park District’s annual photography contest opens

FINDLAY__Hancock Park District’s 28th Annual Photography Contest is now underway. To be eligible for judging, photographs must be taken in the Hancock Park System (i.e., parks owned and/or managed by the Hancock Park District), from the Blanchard River Greenway Trail, or of the Blanchard River (e.g., landscapes, wildlife, and outdoor recreation).

New appliances help Bluffton Hospital rehabilitation patients

Rehabilitation patients at the Bluffton Hospital swing bed unit will get a better chance to practice their household living skills with the arrival of several new appliances. This is expected not only to help their caregivers in discharge planning, but also to help patients themselves gain confidence.

Weekend Doctor: Heel pain

By Thomas Vail, DPM
Podiatry, Medical Staff Member of Blanchard Valley Health System

Heel pain is the most common foot condition that brings patients to my office. Heel pain is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, multiple muscles, the bursa, nerves and the periosteum under the heel.

For most people, heel pain is at its worst in the morning. While you are sleeping, your feet rest in a downward, relaxed position, causing your muscles to tighten. When you take your first steps out of bed, stretching these tight muscles can cause pain.

Bulldog boys basketball edged by Ridgemont

By Cort Reynolds

The very young and inexperienced Ada High School boys basketball team tipped off its home and season opener by losing a close 48-41 battle to visiting county rival Ridgemont Friday night, December 1.

The Bulldogs played well for most of the game, but a third-period lapse proved to be the difference.

     1    2   3   4   F
Ada    8   16     7   10   41
Rmt    8   15   16     9   48

Public transportation is coming to Hardin County in July 2024

The Hardin County Local Transportation Match Executive Committee has reached its minimum fundraising requirement to bring public transportation to Hardin County. The committee partnered with Hancock, Hardin, Wyandot & Putnam Community Action Commission (HHWP CAC) in an effort to create an affordable and accessible public transportation program. The program will provide safe and reliable transportation options for all residents of Hardin County, regardless of age or income.

HHWP CAC will be the lead agency in charge of operating and maintaining the public transportation program.

Morgan Ellis, committee chair, said, “We are grateful for the support that has been pledged thus far and look forward to seeing the positive impact that the project will have on Hardin County.”

The Committee is continuing its fundraising effort and is seeking partner agencies to expand and support the future operation of the program.

Public transportation will be available in Hardin County beginning July 1, 2024. More details about the program, including how to schedule rides and rate information, will be released closer to the start date.

Ada First Presbyterian Church fundraiser on December 10

The Ada First Presbyterian Church will host a Women's Guild Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser on Sunday, December 10 at 11.45 a.m.