Creativity for all!

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Creativity can transform people — and it’s accessible to anyone. “It’s not something special, for only a few people,” said Philip Sugden, chairman of Bluffton University’s art department and an artist with a studio...

Cosmetology for cancer

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Students in Millstream Career Center’s cosmetology program are not just making their community more beautiful — they’re also striving to brighten the lives of area cancer patients. Juniors in the program are working on a service...

Window shopping

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Passing by, you may glance at a display at a store or museum for just a few seconds. But behind the scenes, a lot of thought and creativity goes into making these displays attractive. Joy Bennett, curator at the Hancock Historical Museum, always...

‘Heart and Soul’ is about relationships

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer McCOMB — To kindergartners, the best thing about McComb may be its swimming pool. Adults may see it as the close-knit nature of the community. But residents of all ages, and all backgrounds, are getting to know each other and their region better...

Working behind the scenes

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer When Findlay High School’s musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” opens next weekend, the audience will be paying attention to the students on stage. But without their classmates, like Mason Clouse, the audience...

What to eat on Fridays during Lent

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, a practice in the Catholic faith, can still allow for eating a wide variety of foods. Fridays during Lent are “obligatory days of abstinence” according to a statement from the United States...

BU senior solves mystery of costumes

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Part science and part history, the role of a museum collections manager can also involve solving mysteries. While cataloging the Bluffton University Historic Costumes Collection, Amanda Bartel found a dress just balled up on the...

Depression ‘very treatable’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As it’s increasingly recognized that “postpartum” depression often actually starts during pregnancy, area professionals say help is available. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended screening for depression in...

Art of letter writing not lost

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It may seem everyone is glued to their smartphones, but the art of letter writing is alive and well in 2016. February is a month in which two challenges promoting letter writing are held, including International Correspondence Writing Month and A...

Experts: Ohio at low risk for Zika virus

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER There have been no confirmed cases of Zika virus in Hancock County. However, Hancock Public Health and local health care providers have been communicating about it. The virus has been spreading throughout the Caribbean, Central America and South...