Widower paints his Ohio town to help cope.

Posted by Amy Z on May 18, 2012 in News |

After Jim Cotter last his wife last year, he set out to paint in his town to help keep him from missing her. He started with a fire hydrant, and then just kept going. Glouster, Ohio, with a population of only 2000, is looking pretty good these days, thanks to Jim. The place was once a thriving coal community but began looking a little rundown. Cotter says he’s always wished someone would fix it up, and so after his wife died, he decided to be that someone.

“I miss her,” he said. “And this just gives me something that keeps  me from missing her more.”

Cotter painted house after house, business after business – all for free.

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