Exercising the mind, body and spirit

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor A desire to exercise her mind, body and spirit in a way that didn’t conflict with her deep Christian faith led Karin Johnson on a journey that ended with her becoming a teacher in a form of fitness known as devotional exercise. Johnson, of...

Beauty in nature, beauty in giving

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR There is beauty in nature, just as there is beauty in giving. And the Nature’s Housekeepers gardening club has been finding ways to share both for the last 40 years. Carol Dale-Joseph, a member for over two decades, said the focus of the...

Women play significant role in philanthropy, researcher says

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor The contributions women make to charitable causes is so significant that Indiana University has an institute dedicated to researching the topic. Debra Mesch, Ph.D., director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University...

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...