Blue skies, pink ribbons

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR Saturday’s weather forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees, a low of 53 and zero chance of precipitation. In other words, a near perfect day for Findlay’s second annual Komen Race for the Cure, a fundraiser sponsored by Susan G....

Creel excited to be returning to northwestern Ohio

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR For the past year and a half, Gavin Creel has made his home in London, where he originated the role of Elder Price in the London production of “The Book of Mormon” at the Prince of Wales Theatre. In fact, Creel, 38, spent much of his...

A century of quiet service

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR It was 100 years ago when the Thursday Conversational Club, a ladies’ literary society, laid the groundwork for a charitable organization that has quietly but solidly served Hancock County’s disadvantaged ever since. Associated...

United Way’s goal grows to $3.1 million

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor This year’s United Way of Hancock County campaign goal has been set at $3.1 million, about $100,000 more than last year’s collection, campaign Chair Michael Needler Jr. said Friday. But the campaign is not just about increasing...

Every cancer patient has a story

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR The stories of three families affected by cancer, and the agency that helped them, will be told in a new documentary that debuts Monday. “Stories of Compassion” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at Winebrenner Seminary, 950 N. Main St. The...

Is heaven for real? Young boy says yes

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor The lives of a Nebraska family have not been the same since their 4-year-old son survived a near-death experience and started talking about visiting heaven and meeting with Jesus. Little by little, the boy, Colton Burpo, revealed things he could...

Running chases demons away

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR Amanda McClellan admits that she has battled addictions most of her adult life. In college, she battled a drug addiction. Although she overcame that, she fell into similar bad behaviors by eating too much and consuming too much alcohol. It...

Setting sail for the South Pacific

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family editor PANDORA — It’s show week for the Riley Creek Singers, a Pandora-based theatrical troupe, a time when the stress of putting together a musical production is at its peak, and Valerie Nusbaum is loving every minute of it. This weekend,...

And the young shall lead

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Fans of word games such as cryptograms and crossword puzzles have a new way to indulge their passion for play with an Apple game application developed by a team of local business partners, with a little help from a teenager. The game,...

The will to walk

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor There are not many people who can look back on a deadly car accident and say that good things happened because of it, but Brock Mealer is one of them. Mealer, 29, of Wauseon, was with his father, Dave; mother, Shelly; brother Elliott and...