All posts by Laurie Wurth-Pressel

A New Chip in Town

The simple message on packages of JR’s Taters states they are “simply the best.” Jim Roby, who launched the new potato chip brand, grew up in Findlay and sought to recreate the taste of Findlay’s famous “Taster Taters”–a potato chip store that operated in Findlay from 1931-1973. Although he was unable to locate the exact

Our Favorite Things: September 2019

Roger Powell’s Raw Honey Landscape architect Roger Powell is a beekeeper on a mission to protect and revive our diminishing population of pollinators. Shop for jars of Roger’s delicious raw honey produced from hives located in Findlay. Honey can last for 1,000 years and is a natural sweetener for drinks and foods. Since it harbors

Library Seeking to Expand

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library seeks to construct an addition to their facility and to remodel the existing entrance in coming years. The project, estimated to cost around $13-15 million, will include a walkway to connect the library to the new addition which will include covered parking on the ground floor and an expanded children’s

Jeff Winkle named Ohio’s Librarian of the Year

Findlay’s very own Jeff Winkle has been named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council for making a positive impact on the library profession and for service to the community. For 40 years, Winkle has been encouraging people to read books. Before becoming the director of the Findlay Hancock County Public

Medical center opens in Carey

The Carey Medical & Diagnostic Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, opened in early August at 930 Sheriden Drive in Carey. The building consists of Carey Medical Center (family medicine), Carey Diagnostics Center (lab, EKG and imaging services) and Carey Specialty Clinic (rotating medical specialists). Carey natives, Dr. Troy Puckett and Dr. Robert

Heavenly Pizza undergoes renovation

Heavenly Pizza at 1400 Main Street completed a two-phase renovation resulting in an “entire new store,” says owner Josh Elchert. The store’s front was reconfigured in June to provide comfortable seating for 15-20 people with two wall-mounted televisions and WiFi access. “We wanted to make it more inviting for people to come sit, stay and