Findlay

The Hancock County courthouse, easily the most recognizable structure in Findlay, Ohio.

The Hancock County courthouse, easily the most recognizable structure in Findlay, Ohio.

The capital of Hancock County is Findlay, its become a transportation hub because of it’s convenient location to the rest of the country.  Several large distribution centers moved into town and over the past 20 years, the population has grown close to 20% when you factor in the rural communities, it’s almost like the big city, but not quite, Findlay still has that “small town” feel to it, meaning when you run a tab at a bar, you don’t necessarily have to give your credit card to hold the tab … they’ll find out who you are and this town is too small to be running out on bar tabs, the local news and the local newspaper will have your photo with a front page article and your name will be ruined in the community.  That’s the way these little towns work.  I forgot the peace and quiet of the country,  a 50,000 person community serviced by wonderful, and historic, Findlay.  Northwest Ohio, a community that grows food.  It’s been a long time since I lived around people who grow food for a living, farmers.  They’re hard working and kind, although seeing the farm equipment in the roads, and driving in the country in general, especially at night, is so foreign to the past 22 years out seeing the rest of the world.  Sometimes you have to go out and experience life for yourself to appreciate the things a place like Findlay, Ohio and Northwest Ohio in general have to offer.  Peace and quiet.

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