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13 GROB Systems apprentices graduate

Following 2 years at Rhodes State College and 2 years at GROB, they are now journeyperson Industrial Machinist System Technicians

Last week 13 GROB Systems, Inc., apprentices graduated.

The apprentices became journeyperson Industrial Machinist System Technicians, following a four-year apprenticeship at GROB.

GROB works in partnership with Rhodes State College, Lima, in the program. Speaking at the Nov. 14 ceremony, Dr. Cynthia E. Spiers, RSC president, told the grads, “I’m proud of all of you. We are here to celebrate all of your achievements.”

The Dough Hook teams up with Ronald McDonald House Charities

Marlena Ballinger says: "You can help us!"

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., is teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio to help those in need this holiday season, according to Marlena Ballinger, owner.

“We need your help!” she says.

“ Throughout the month of November and December, The Dough Hook will collect pantry items for the Ronald McDonald house along with cash donations that will be turned into meat for the freezer,” said Ballinger. 

ONU HealthWise Pharmarcy offers free blood pressure checks in November

Located in the Raabe College of Pharmacy building, on West Lincoln in Ada

Have you checked your blood pressure lately?

Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy offers free blood pressure checks this month as the pharmacy has a special focus in November on hypertension.

For a free blood pressure check, stop in at the pharmacy, 511 W. Lincoln Ave, Ada, (Raabe College of Pharmacy building). There’s free parking at the door of the pharmacy.

Pharmacy hours are Mondays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

John Fischbach appointed Team Leader of MHCO

He will also continue his role as director of finance

John Fischbach was recently appointed Team Leader of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, according to Elizabeth Kelly, board chair. He will also continue in his current role as director of finance.

Fischbach joined the MHCO team as the director of finance on April 25, 2019.  

"With MHCO recently entering into a partnership with Brethren Retirement Community, a team leader was needed to coordinate and lead the MHCO leadership team," said Kelly.  

US 68, SR 15 ramps at Lima Avenue closed

Temporary closures, lane restrictions affect traffic this week

The following are current or upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.

Paving on the Interstate 75 project will cause ramps at U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima Avenue to temporarily close in Findlay this week. Pavement repairs are expected to close River Road and Howard Street under the Blanchard River bridge.  In addition, Logan Avenue will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs. Traffic impacts are detailed below:

43 degree temperature swing this past week

In the past seven days, temperatures ranged from a low of 6 degrees on Nov. 12 to a high of 49 degrees on Nov. 18, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. Additional weather information for the week is on chart above.