Former postmaster delivers coloring fun

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Around the country, post offices offer cartoon coloring pages each year with scenes related to Christmas and the post office. They were designed by northwest Ohioan Earl Musick. Musick, of Bucyrus, is a former postmaster who finished his career in...

Digital Doc keeps homeless women plugged in

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you get a new computer, tablet or phone for Christmas, why not donate your old one to a good cause? An area electronics repair business and seller is collecting used electronics to benefit residents of Hope House. Alex Montgomery, store...

Have a holly, jolly, sober Christmas

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The holiday season is supposed to be full of merriment but it can also involve long to-do lists, strained family interactions and, of course, parties where alcohol is prominent. So if you’re in recovery and you’re struggling, this might be...

Be the holiday host with the most consideration

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s the holiday season, which means a time to celebrate. If you’re planning a party, give some thought as to how you’ll handle serving alcohol. “Holidays are a time of celebration,” said Zach Thomas, director of wellness...

Mental health agencies plan to join together

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Two nonprofit organizations providing mental health care are now sharing a chief executive officer and are planning to merge. John J. Bindas Sr., CEO of Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, is now also CEO of Century Health. The agencies have...

Pets await gifts from Santa Paws

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Santa doesn’t just know which children have been naughty and nice — but which animals, too. (They’re all nice. They’re good dogs.) And soon he’ll be bringing presents to many four-legged members of the community. Several...

Volunteers’ routine tasks bring remarkable results

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Thinking of volunteering? Consider a mundane task. Sure, everyone wants to cuddle babies at the hospital or sell used books for a good cause, but nonprofits also need people to file papers and keep things running smoothly. New volunteers at the...

Happy Bookers hang on every word

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “I’m a bookaholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the bookstore.” Harolyn Legg was wearing a sweatshirt with this slogan at a recent meeting of the Happy Bookers, a book club made up of longtime...

Physician: Diabetes a ‘disease of choices’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Diabetes can lead to lots of serious, even life-threatening, complications. But it doesn’t have to. Dr. Thomas Grace, a family medicine physician in practice at Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center who himself has diabetes, recalled finding some...

Rotary exchange student enjoys exploring northwestern Ohio

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER This very flat, hamburger-filled land is a different world than her small town in Japan but Hana Saito, 17, is enjoying her time as an exchange student in northwestern Ohio. Hana is a sophomore at Findlay High School this semester. She will move to a...