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Attack of the zucchinis!

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer They’re everywhere. Their numbers are growing. There’s no stopping or escaping them! No, it’s not a horror movie about an attacking zombie horde — it’s zucchini. The famously prolific vegetable is starting its...

Toddler still a ‘giggly’ girl, despite genetic illness

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Friends and family of 2-year-old Emma Nickerson are working to raise both funds and awareness as the Carey girl undergoes treatment for Krabbe disease in Pittsburgh. A hog roast will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Circle P Ranch, 5419 County Road...

WITH VIDEO: Curling up with a cat and a good book

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It isn’t just children who like being read a story. Cats and kittens at the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County also seem to be enjoying the experience this summer. The Humane Society has launched a new program called Happy Tales, in which...

Navigating a noisy world

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Like so many things, hearing aids have grown more sophisticated with modern technology. When Jodi Turnwald, an audioprosthologist at Findlay Hearing Aid Center, started her career, fitting someone with a hearing aid would take an hour to an hour and a...

Hancock County answered the call

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer World War I, which started 100 years ago this summer, isn’t talked about as much as World War II, said Joy Bennett, curator at the Hancock Historical Museum. But it, too, altered the lives of people in Hancock County and around the world....

Organization offers ‘hospice in the womb’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer DESHLER — For parents who learn their unborn child cannot survive, a Deshler nonprofit organization offers support and helps them make what memories they can. Kelly Gerken created Sufficient Grace Ministries in 2004 to assist families who have...

Wants vs. needs

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER For parents of teenagers it can be a constant dilemma: When should the parents buy something for their children and when should the teen use his or her own money? There are no hard and fast rules but it may help to think in terms of wants versus...

Library program aims to improve computer literacy

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer So much is done on the computer these days yet many Ohioans aren’t computer literate. A new program of Ohio’s libraries and AmeriCorps aims to change this. The program, Guiding Ohio Online, will offer computer classes this fall at 30 rural...

Blooms provide more than just beauty

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Judges from America in Bloom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautification of communities, visited the University of Findlay on Thursday. And they liked what they saw. Katy Moss Warner and Barbara Vincentsen traveled to Findlay as volunteers...

A tale of two cities

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer GLANDORF — It’s a tale of two Glandorfs. Residents of Glandorf, Ohio, which was originally settled by immigrants from Glandorf, Germany, will be hosting guests from their namesake village this week. A delegation of 53 guests from Glandorf,...