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Blanchard Valley Hospital is the 2010 recipient of the HealthGrades Joint
Replacement Excellence Award
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nd
year in a row.
Blanchard Valley Hospital's orthopedic program has received the
highest five-star ratings from HealthGrades for joint replacement,
total knee replacement, and total hip replacement in 2010.
Our orthopedic specialists are helping people regain mobility with
award-winning care. We offer the latest procedures for your joints,
so you can get back to doing the things you love.
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(l. tor.) Jennifer Campos RN, Lisa Butler RN,
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Findlay, Ohio has been ranked eleventh
best micropolitan community in the U.S. for
new and expanding facilities for 2009 by
Site Selection magazine, the official publi-
cation of the Industrial Asset Management
Council. The magazine ranked 674 of the
nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000
to 50,000 people which cover at least one
county. The Greater Findlay region has been
placed in Site Selection’s Top 20 for 11 con-
secutive years, every year since ranking sys-
tem was created, and has moved up from its
12th place ranking last year.
In addition, the State of Ohio claimed
the 2009 Governor’s Cup with 381 projects,
after claiming the 2008 Cup with 503 proj-
ects. This is Ohio’s fourth consecutive Gov-
ernor’s Cup and its fifth in seven years.
“Findlay-Hancock County is proud to
again be ranked as one of the top micropo-
litan communities in the United States, and
to contribute to Ohio’s success in winning
the 2009 Governor’s Cup Award,” said Ray
De Winkle, GreaterFindlayInc. President
and CEO. “We are grateful for the efforts of
our community’s business and public sector
leaders as well as our economic development
partners that strive to make Greater Findlay
a great place to live, work and play.”
GreaterFindlayInc. compiled and sub-
mitted several projects that met Site Selec-
tion’s qualifying criteria. Among those that
qualified were the retention of 1,000 jobs at
Cooper Tire & Rubber, a Whirlpool plant
consolidation and Dow Chemical’s deci-
sion to expand its product line to include the
manufacture of films for use in the solar en-
ergy field, an $8 million project. Addition-
ally, TH Plastics expanded to a new location
in Findlay, and Home Depot approved plans
to build a new 657,600 sq. ft. warehouse and
distribution center that will create 300 jobs,
and is valued at $23.5 million.
“GreaterFindlayInc. has worked hard to
streamline its efforts and enhance its focus
on economic development throughout the
region,” said John Haywood, GFI Chairman
of the Board. “GreaterFindlayInc. is grateful
for the work of the business partners, facili-
ties managers, board members and regional
workforce that promote the Greater Findlay
community. We wouldn’t be where we are
without them.”
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Greater Findlay business growth ranked
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Ohio wins 2009 Governor’s Cup
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Hancock County… a geographical loca-
tion that is ideal for family life and busi-
ness!
For visitors and residents alike, the
convenience of Interstate 75 along with a
system of State Routes and U.S. Route 224
makes travel to Toledo, Dayton, Columbus,
Cincinnati or Detroit quick and easy to
accomplish.
Travelers and visitors to the Findlay
area are served by the Findlay Airport as
well as Tiffin Aire in Tiffin, Ohio. A $1.92
million grant was recently approved by
the Federal Aviation Administration for
Htaxiway improvements at the Findlay
Airport. The grant monies will resurface
the existing taxiway as well as extend the
airport’s east-west taxiway.
Additional features of Hancock County’s
transportation system include: dozens of
trucking firms that provide inter and intro-
state cargo delivery service; three of the
nation’s overnight package delivery services
maintain operations in Hancock County;
freight rail service is available through
Norfolk & Southern and CSX; deep-water
shipping is available for international busi-
nesses via ports at nearby Lake Erie.
mAin street scene
The growth and revitalization within
the Main Street area of Findlay makes it
one of America’s best small towns and an
industrial growth area. Thriving with busi-
ness and activities, Main Street is divided
into three separate yet entwined districts,
designated by a distinct banner: The River
District is the entertainment section of
the downtown, while The Gaslight District
includes areas where businesses and shops
are primarily located. The Civic District
encompasses government offices and other
agencies related to public service.
Specialty shopping and multicultural res-
taurants, as well as community outdoor
events are part of the Main Street Scene.
Graceful, renovated buildings are also
located within the historic downtown area,
including The Rawson Building, known as
the “most wired” historic building in north-
west Ohio. The Rawson Building provides
space for high-tech and retail businesses as
well as eight loft-style apartments.
reAl estAte
Hancock County offers a wonderful
variety of quality construction in the new
home, commercial and industrial areas. If
a more rural or historical setting is appeal-
ing, look no further than the village areas
surrounding Findlay, or tour South Main
Street, with its expansive array of historical
residences.
Real estate growth continues through-
out Hancock County with work beginning
on Deer Landing and Van Buren Trace. On
the east side of Findlay, planning has started
on the Sturbridge Colony. Additional
homes with a variety of floor plans and
price ranges can be found at The Palms,
Deer Run Estates, The Woods at Hillcrest,
Hillcrest Estates, Lakeview Park Estates,
Red Hawk Run, Forest Lake, StoneBridge
Estate, Country Side, Krystal Ridge, Winter
Woods, Hunters Creek, Hunters Ridge,
Southridge Estate, Apple Tree Grove,
The Point at Brookstone, The Woods at
Burberry, Liberty Dold Farms, Eagle Estates
and other developments. If condominium
or apartment living is a preference, many
options are available through-out Hancock
County, including New York-style loft
apartments located in downtown Findlay.
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GreaterFindlayInc. (GFI) is a blend
of the best resources of the Findlay
• Hancock County Chamber of
Commerce, Findlay • Hancock County
Community Development Foundation
(CF), and the Hancock County
Convention and Visitors Bureau orga-
nizations. Striving to deliver more for
its nearly 1,000 members through a
strong economical focus, GFI is deter-
mined to position our community
among the best Micropolitan commu-
nities in the United States.
Agriculture
Agriculture is one of the leading
growth industries in Hancock County.
There are approximately 1,150 farms
throughout the county and more than
300,000 acres being farmed with the
majority of farms producing corn, soy-
beans and wheat. The past year saw
fewer soybeans planted but the yield
per acre increased. The quality for the
soybean yield was rated “good,” with
an average of 43 bushels per acre. Corn
quality was also rated “good” with a
corn harvest of 12,027,600 bushels.
Soft, red winter wheat yielded a total
harvest of 2,765,248 bushels.
Traditional agriculture is not the only
growth area in Greater Findlay. In 2007
two new ethanol plants will be con-
structed in Leipsic and Lima, OH with
additional facilities under consideration
for Fostoria and Carey. A source of
alternative fuel that primarily utilizes
corn, the ethanol plants receive govern-
ment incentives to aid in construction.
Non-traditional farms are also part
of Hancock County. For 22 years,
Kaleidoscope Farms has grown quality
Christmas trees: White Pine, Canaan
Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir as well
as Serbian Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser
Fir and Black Hills Spruce. Horse drawn
wagon rides to and from the tree
fields are available weekends during the
November/December holiday season
and the Kaleidoscope Christmas acces-
sory gift shop offers fresh greenery,
garland, grave swags, hot cider and
peanuts.
Located just outside Findlay is Alpaca
Jack’s Suri Farm. The business was
started in 1992 with the purchase of
one Huacaya and six Suri alpacas. The
original herd of seven grew through
large participation in Peruvian importa-
tions, including the Canadian/Peruvian
import. Committed to raising the finest
quality animals, Alpaca Jack’s is home
to one of America’s largest selections
of top quality Peruvian Accoyo and col-
ored suri bloodlines.
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Hancock County
Established: Act - April 1, 1820
2004 Population: 73,602
Land Area: 531.4 square miles
County Seat: Findlay City
Named for: John Hancock, signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Above information provided by: Office of
Strategic Research/Ohio Department of
Development
GreaterFindlay is composed of numerous
villages and townships. Unique and individual
as their names, these areas are the core
of GreaterFindlayInc.: Arcadia, Arlington,
Benton Ridge, Findlay, Jenera, McComb,
Mount Blanchard, Mount Cory, North
Findlay, Rawson, Van Buren and Vanlue.
AreA AttrActions
A community vision was realized in 2006 with the
opening of the Hancock County Welcome Center.
As part of the Hancock County Convention and
Visitors Bureau, the facility includes CVB offices, a
small conference room in addition to the Welcome
Center. Within the Welcome Center area are various
brochure displays including hotels, bed & breakfasts,
restaurants, shopping, attractions, maps, and other
informational pieces to enhance and accommodate a
visitor’s stay in Hancock County. The goal of the CVB
and Welcome Center has been to establish better vis-
ibility and a stronger presence for visitors as well as
residents of our community. With over 300 hospitality
businesses in Hancock County, the Welcome Center
provides an invaluable service: bringing the Greater
Findlay area to one location. Above: With the recent
9,000 square foot addition to the Virginia B. Gardner
Fine Arts Pavilion on The University of Findlay campus,
the Mazza Museum has added space for a children’s
art studio, children’s art exhibit wall, art resource
library and appreciation center. The Museum houses
original artwork by renowned illustrators of children’s
books and is the world’s largest gallery specializing
in such art. The collection contains more than 1,000
pieces, including Marcia Brown’s illustrations from
`Cinderella` and several drawings by Randolph J.
Caldecott, for whom the Caldecott Medal is named.
Our Spirit ShowsVisitors as well as business travelers
continue to be a great resource for the community…
whether they are golfing on one of the eight public golf
courses, visiting one of our numerous attractions or
specialty shops, or choosing from a variety of lodging
or satisfying dining experiences. With over 300,000
plus visitors each year, Hancock County continues to
be an ideal place to live, work, play and visit.
For more information on meeting planning, bureau
services, calendar of events as well as a full list of
accommodations, dining and shopping experiences:
visit www.visitfindlay.com.
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HeAltH cAre
During its Grand Opening celeb-rations
in February 2007, Blanchard Valley Hospital
(BVH) drew more than 9,000 area resi-
dents who came to see a true “healing
environment.” The Thomas B. & Kathleen
M. Donnell Patient Pavilion is a six-story
structure that includes intensive and coro-
nary care units, oncology, medical/surgi-
cal floors, pediatrics, rehabilitation, and
obstetrics. Lead donors Tom and Kate
Donnell motivated the Hancock County
community to contribute more than $13
million towards the $95 million project.
Designed with patient comfort and staff
efficiency in mind, the new patient pavilion
features natural wood and stone finishes,
abundant natural light, family gathering
areas, and patient rooms with dedicated
space for caregivers and visitors.
The obstetrics floor looks more like a
fine hotel than a “hospital maternity ward.”
All rooms are intended for labor/delivery/
recovery/postpartum (LDRP) which means,
essentially, that the patient remains in her
room throughout her stay. Babies “room
in” with mom, even though they may not
be able to enjoy the Internet and e-mail
access, movies, and educational videos
available through televisions in each room.
With the move to the new Pavilion, the
hospital has also added a Level 2 Special
Care Nursery which allows BVH to treat
more premature infants close to home.
The nursery features private areas for each
baby, with rocking chairs for parents. The
“well baby” nursery boasts a starry night
sky that twinkles, much to visitors’ (and
infants’) delight.
A major construction project on the
2007 horizon for the Blanchard Valley
Health System (BVHS) is the addition of
a second “congregate living” apartment
building at Birchaven Heights. Located in
the EasternWoods Development on the
east side of Findlay, Birchaven features
spacious apartments, use of an indoor pool
and gym, chef-prepared meals and planned
social activities.In addition to the state-
of-the-art care provided by the Blanchard
Valley Health System, the Greater Findlay
area provides a wealth of additional medi-
cal services and is home to orthodontists,
oral surgeons, dentists, optometrists, podi-
atrists, chiropractors and osteopaths.
The Findlay Surgery Center is a separate
enterprise from BVHS and allows physi-
cians and medical professionals to practice
medicine in a high-quality and comfortable
environment. Licensed by the state of Ohio
and accredited by the Joint Commission on
accreditation of Healthcare organization
(JCAHO).
Physicians and medical professionals have
access to fully-equipped operating rooms
with the most up-to-date technology. The
center specializes in ear, nose and throat,
endoscopy, gastroenterology, general sur-
gery, gynecological surgery, laser eye sur-
gery, plastic surgery, podiatry, ophthalmol-
ogy, orthopedic surgery and urology.
For those seeking a premier retirement
community, Birchaven Retirement Village
is located in BVHS EasternWoods complex
on Findlay’s east side. All services neces-
sary to provide exceptional long-term care
are located under one roof. The recently
completed club house and rehabilitation
center were designed to compliment and
enhance the existing services.
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RELIGION
A community vision was realized in
2006 with the opening of the Hancock
County Welcome Center. As part of the
Hancock County Convention and
Visitors Bureau, the facility includes CVB
offices, a small conference room in addi-
tion to the Welcome Center. Within the
Welcome Center area are various
brochure displays including hotels, bed &
breakfasts, restaurants, shopping, attrac-
tions, maps, and other informational
pieces to enhance and accommodate a
visitor’s stay in Hancock County. The
goal of the CVB and Welcome Center
has been to establish better visibility and
a stronger presence for visitors as well as
residents of our community. With over
300 hospitality businesses in Hancock
County, the Welcome Center provides an
invaluable service: bringing the Greater
Findlay area to one location. Above:With
the recent 9,000 square foot addition to
the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
on The University of Findlay campus, the
Mazza Museum has added space for a
children’s art studio, children’s art exhibit
wall, art resource library and apprecia-
tion center. The Museum houses original
artwork by renowned illustrators of chil-
dren’s books and is the world’s largest
gallery specializing in such art.The collec-
tion contains more than 1,000 pieces,
including Marcia Brown’s illustrations
from `Cinderella` and several drawings by
Randolph J. Caldecott, for whom the
Caldecott Medal is named. Our Spirit
ShowsVisitors as well as business travel-
ers continue to be a great resource for
the community… whether they are golf-
ing on one of the eight public golf cours-
es, visiting one of our numerous attrac-
tions or specialty shops, or choosing
from a variety of lodging or satisfying din-
ing experiences. With over 300,000 plus
visitors each year, Hancock County con-
tinues to be an ideal place to live, work,
play and visit.
For more information on meeting
planning, bureau services, calendar of
events as well as a full list of accommoda-
tions, dining and shopping experiences:
visit www.visitfindlay.com.
The Greater Findlay area is home to
more than 125 churches, offering a variety
of ministries to people of all backgrounds.
One of the newest church facilities in the
area was completed In 2006,The Gateway
Church was organized as a congregation
on January 27, 2002 and as part of the
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC),
places emphasis on Bible teaching, spiritu-
al growth and family building.
In addition to Hancock County’s rich
church heritage, there are many faith-
based schools within the community. St.
Michael Catholic School opened its new
facility in 2006, joining together the pri-
mary school at 723 Sutton place with new
construction of 70,000 square feet. The
new facility size is 110,000 square feet and
houses students in preschool through
eighth grade. A new library, gymnasium, 21
new class rooms, as well as larger comput-
er, science, art and music rooms are wel-
comed additions.
Faith Academy and St. Wendelin
Catholic School also offer a religious
based, quality education. For higher educa-
tion,Winebrenner Theological Seminary is
located in a new 52,000 square foot build-
ing adjacent to The University of Findlay
campus.The Greater Findlay area is proud
to be part of the UPWARD basketball
program. Designed as an evangelistic
sports ministry for first through sixth
grade boys and girls, UPWARD promotes
salvation, character, and self-esteem in
every child. Basketball and cheerleading
programs are offered in the Findlay area.
Upward also provides opportunities for
volunteers from all walks of life to become
meaningfully involved in the ministries of
church and community.
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educAtion
With over 6,496 students, the Findlay
City School system provides nine elemen-
tary buildings, three middle schools and a
comprehensive high school. In addition,
Millstream Career and Technology Center
vocation school helps serve the needs of
Findlay High School students as well as stu-
dents from 13 surrounding school districts.
As is evident in awards and recognitions, the
Findlay/ Hancock School district continues
to recognize that education is the corner-
stone of the future: Geoff Hill, fifth grade
student at Lincoln Elementary, earning the
right to compete in the National Geographic
Ohio Geography Bee; Golden Apple honors
for Findlay City School teachers; the Findlay
High School “We The People” team earning
a state championship title; Coty Hendricks,
Findlay High School, earning a perfect score
on the Level 3 National German Exam - the
only student in the state of Ohio to achieve
this score; exemplary sport seasons for FHS
Lady Trojans (21-5) and Boys Basketball
team (21-4).
There are several private schools that
are an alternative to public schools. In 2004,
Faith Academy of Findlay relocated to the
Greater Findlay area. Established in 1971,
Faith Academy is an interdenominational pre
K-8th Grade Christian School. For over 100
years, St. Wendelin’s Catholic School has
provided quality education to an enrollment
of approximately 405 in elementary grades
and 218 in grades 9-12. Education for stu-
dents with specific special needs is offered
by Blanchard Valley School.
In 2006, the St. Michael’s School moved
into a new facility now known as the
St. Michael the Archangel School and
Formation Center. Located on the east
side of Findlay, it contains the original
primary school plus an additional 70,000
square feet of new construction; a total
size of 110,000 square feet. The school
provides education for preschool students
through eighth grade.
The Ohio Department of Education has
provided each school district in the state
with a “Report Card” rating their perfor-
mances for the 2005-2006 school year
in relation to 25 performance indicators.
Three school systems in Hancock County,
the Arcadia Local Schools, the Liberty-
Benton Local Schools, and the Van Buren
Local Schools, achieved EXCELLENT rat-
ings. Only 31% of the school districts in the
state achieved this highest ranking for the
2005-2006 Report Card.
Opportunities exist throughout each
school system that promotes athletics,
theatre, music, interest in the arts as
well as academically-based activities. The
Greater Findlay educational system is truly
a community partnership that fosters an
environment of on-going learning that pre-
pares each student for a happy and exciting
future.
In the Fall of 2005, Owens Community
College marked a milestone in the insti-
tution’s academic history by opening a
new $17.7 million Findlay-area campus.
Owens’ education center provides an
array of academic resources, highlighted
by 38 advanced technology classrooms,
27 technical and computer laboratories,
and student services areas. Included in the
new student services areas are a Bursar’s
Office, Records Office, Financial Aid Office
and Enrollment Services Office, as well
as a grant-funded Child Care Center. In
March 2007, Owens continued to invest
in the future of higher education within
the Northwest Ohio region by formerly
dedicating a new $4.2 million Community
Education and Wellness Center.
Owens’ Findlay-area campus is home to
more than 100 degree and certificate pro-
gram areas. Among the academic program
offerings available to students are arts and
sciences, business and information technol-
ogy, health sciences, technology, public
safety and emergency preparedness and
skilled trades.
Findlay College was founded in 1882 by
the citizens of the city of Findlay and the
Churches of God General Conference.
The institution changed its name to The
University of Findlay in 1989 to reflect
the dynamic growth in enrollment and
the diversity of academic offerings avail-
able, including the addition of graduate
programs.
The University of Findlay has become
the largest private university in Northwest
Ohio, with a total enrollment of more than
4,700. Over 465 international students
from 30 countries are enrolled at The U of
F. With a progressive look to the future,
academic programs continue to be expand-
ed. In 2006, a doctor of pharmacy degree
was approved for pre-candidacy status by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education, the first step in a three-step
process. The University acquired the for-
mer Findlay campus of Owens Community
College and renovated the 62,000 square
foot main facility to accommodate the
College of Education, the School of
Pharmacy and the biology program. In
addition, The University of Findlay has
been named a Best Midwestern College
for 2007 by the Princeton Review. UF was
also named a “College of Distinction” by
Student Horizons Inc. in 2005 and 2006,
and was recognized as one of “America’s
Best Private Colleges” for 2005 and 2006
by Institutional Research and Evaluation
Inc.
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