How sweet it isn’t: Pet owners may be unaware of toxic items

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Eating things they shouldn’t is something pets are known for, but many pet owners might not realize that some common household items can be toxic. One example is the artificial sweetener xylitol, more commonly used than it once was, which is...

Heritage Skills Day scheduled

The Hancock County Homemakers will hold its annual Heritage Skills Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Parkview Christian Church, 15035 Ohio 12. The cost is $10, which includes project materials and lunch. Five projects will be featured, including a friendship stocking,...

Art, craft projects slated at 50 North

50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave., will offer art and craft projects this month. A session of watercolor painting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18. Participants will create a portrait of ships. Registration and the $10 fee is due by Wednesday. A craft project will be...

Putnam County YMCA offering diabetes prevention program

OTTAWA — Registrations are being accepted for the Putnam County YMCA’s diabetes prevention program, which begins in February. Adults can learn their vulnerability for type 2 diabetes by taking a risk assessment at www.diabetes.org/risktest. Factors that could put a...

Tuesday Calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.; strength and range of motion water class, 10-11 a.m., Birchaven; walking/jogging at...

Artistic ability can bloom at any age

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Janette Benroth Reineke is on a mission to share art. For the past 14 years, the retired art teacher has been giving lessons to residents at area nursing homes. Her message is that anyone, regardless of age, can be creative....

United Way campaign to wrap up Friday

United Way of Hancock County will wrap up its 2015 fundraising campaign Friday, at the conclusion of several celebrity server competitions this week. The friendly competition is hosted at different establishments in town where customers will be served by local leaders who...

Town and Campus to meet today

Town and Campus will meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the University of Findlay’s Malcolm Dining Room. Crystal Weitz, the university’s director of service and community engagement, will be the speaker. Members are asked to bring warm clothing or household goods for the...
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