It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER ‘Tis the season for so many things, but among them is making — and devouring — delicious treats. And area bakeries are hard at work creating them. The No. 1 seller this time of year at the Baker’s Cafe is cutout cookies, said...

WITH VIDEO: It’s time to deck the halls

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Why purchase holiday decorations when nature provides so many beautiful materials to make your own? The Master Gardeners of Hancock County taught a series of workshops recently on making wreaths out of natural greenery. And Beverly Atkins, who...

WITH VIDEO: It’s time to get serious about sepsis

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Sepsis kills 258,000 Americans each year, but is treatable if you seek medical attention early. Yet only 55 percent of people have heard of it. Local, state and national health officials are trying to change that number. Sepsis is the body’s...

No ‘easy resolution’ to debate over homosexuality

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As the United Methodist church worldwide discusses issues related to homosexuality, many area pastors are calling for dialogue. United Methodist bishops in July approved establishing a commission to examine church teachings on homosexuality, the...

Honor Flight gets second tour of duty

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Twice as many veterans will get to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C., in 2017, thanks to a fundraiser from an accounting firm. The firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler held an event, “Carnevale,” on Nov. 4 at the Marathon Center for the...

Pandora woman works to raise awareness of moyamoya disease

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s been six years since Consolation “Connie” Shaffer first experienced symptoms of a rare neurological disorder, moyamoya disease. Now, after multiple brain surgeries, she is grateful for the support of her husband and community,...

Go tell it on the message board

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Time was, churches would post pictures on their bulletin boards and send out news in their newsletters. Many still do, but social media has become the new way many congregations communicate. Adam Borsay, director of outreach and church planting at...

Black Friday shopping a tradition for some

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Black Friday has a reputation for being all about the “stuff” — the electronics, the clothing and other gifts that are presented by stores as great deals. But for many Findlay shoppers, Friday was just as much about the people...

Cranberry facts to ‘bog’-gle your brain

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER They’re able to withstand brutal winters, they’re increasingly popular worldwide, and contamination of them caused a national crisis in 1959. Cranberries aren’t just tasty with orange in relish — the humble cranberry has many...

Chefs get creative with cranberries

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Area chefs are getting creative with cranberries this time of year. Manager Jack Winans said last year, We Serve. Coffee changed its pastry menu to include more seasonal choices. This time of year both cranberries and oranges are big, so they’ve...