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Heirloom leads women on treasure hunt of sorts

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A chance look at the back of an antique piece of furniture led a local genealogist on a sort of treasure hunt. Sherri Wells knew the “secretary” had been in her mother-in-law’s family for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently she got to sneak a peek at the...

Red Cross seeks Giving Day donations

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is holding its 2016 Giving Day on April 21. The one-day event is designed to rally the public to support the Red Cross as it meets its mission of helping families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. “Imagine if every American helped just one...

Lions Club names Citizen of the Year

McCOMB — The McComb Lions Club on Tuesday recognized Rita Newcomer as the 2015 McComb Citizen of the Year. Newcomer retired from McComb Local Schools after 33 years teaching first grade. She has been involved in the McComb community for many years by volunteering for the Pre-Harvest Festival and vacation...

SWCD poster contest open to county students

Students in Hancock County are invited to create an entry for the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District 2016 poster contest. This year’s theme is “We All Need Trees.” The contest is open to students in five categories: grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Prizes will be awarded in each...

ONU observatory event to explore moon’s craters

ADA — The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host a viewing of the moon from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. “Craters and Maria of the Moon” is the title of the program. Visitors will be able to view the highlands, lowlands, rilles, mountains and craters of the moon. While there are no large...

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ will be screened Friday night

The movie “Singin’ in the Rain” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday as this month’s offering of the Hancock Historical Museum’s Classic Movie Night. Before the film begins, a brief presentation will highlight its historical significance. A discussion will follow the screening, and...
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