The Annual Ruth A. Lindsey Golf Benefit was held at Ashland Golf Club. The first place team, HER Realtors, consisted of Brock Rader, Tommy Bauer, Andrew Bush and Matt Wurster. The second place team was from First-Knox National Bank.

All proceeds from the annual outing benefit the patients and families being cared for by Hospice of North Central Ohio. As a nonprofit, the organization reinvests any margin into the programs and services provided to the community.

"What an enjoyable day this is for everyone involved," HNCO’s Executive Director Bill Kahl stated. He continued, "So many of these golfers support this event year after year. We are grateful for each one."

Because Hospice of North Central Ohio serves families in and around Ashland, Knox, and Richland counties, it is hosting two more outings: one on Monday, Aug. 6, at Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield, and the other on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Chapel Hill Golf Club in Mount Vernon. To register for and/or sponsor either one, go to or call 419-281-7107. Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients and families dealing with chronic or terminal illnesses, and hundreds who are journeying through grief. HNCO is a community partner of United Way of Ashland County.