Run with Grace 5k inspires positivity

Good News Notes: “The endless smiles, laughs, and hugs don’t initially give the impression of a run that was born out of a tragedy.  On your way through the ballroom, you hear a child shout ‘It is the best day of the year!’ Just behind him, families take goofy pictures, with sunglasses filters. The 4th…

Bakery windows reflect “Charlottesville Love”

 Good News Notes: “A bakery in Charlottesville is rocking a fresh coat of paint. Some high school students picked up their brushes and got to work, all in the name of love. Students from four high schools painted the front glass windows of Great Harvest Bread Company based on the theme of ‘Charlottesville Love.’ Students…

An Oregon City man marries the love of his life with days left to live

Good News Notes: “An Oregon City couple said, ‘I do,’ Friday, and not a moment too soon. On Wednesday, Tim Voss found out he was dying. That very same day, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Laura. They were married in the same hospital room that they will say goodbye.” View the whole story here:…

How a hug can help your child

Good News Notes: “According to Emily Mudd, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, when we hug our children, it actually helps them regulate their emotions and helps their brains develop. ‘We know that even from the moment we’re born, that touch, physical touch, attention, and hugs, are so very important for both nervous system regulation, and brain…

Caring Closet at Columbus Grove schools provides helping hand

“A Caring Closet at Columbus Grove schools is providing students with clothing, food and hygiene items so they can have peace of mind and focus on their education. Guidance counselors Brenda Bruce and Mindy Losh came up with the idea for the closet in December after seeing it on Facebook at another school.” View the…

NFL player Kerryon Johnson donates to Madison Academy field house

Good News Notes: “Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson paid a visit to his alma mater of Madison Academy on Friday. The namesake of his own foundation the Kerry Johnson Impact Foundation, is all about increasing childhood literacy, mentoring young people and advocating for student-athletes. ‘It’s always to give back. You always start from somewhere….

Budweiser will donate Eric Fisher’s NFL fine amount to charity

Good News Notes: “After it was revealed that the NFL was fining Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher for a beer can celebration in last week’s AFC Divisional playoff win over the Houston Texans, Budweiser has responded with an offer that will benefit a charity. The company announced on Saturday that it would donate…

SC Johnson partners with Brewers to reuse Miller Park’s plastic cups

Good News Notes: “SC Johnson has found a new use for the more than 1 million plastic cups used annually at Miller Park. Starting this season, those cups will be recycled into spray bottles for the company’s Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaning solution. That’s thanks to a new partnership between the Racine-based manufacturer and the Milwaukee…

NEUROIMAGING SHOWS THAT MEDITATION CHANGES THE BRAIN FOR THE BETTER

Good News Notes: “Meditation is nothing new: It’s a fixture of many religions, and has been practiced for thousands of years. However, scientific understanding of how meditation changes the body is ever-increasing. Some studies indicate that meditation can physically change the brain and body, capable of reducing blood pressure, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and…