Little but oh-so-lovable

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Cats and dogs aren’t the only common pets in northwestern Ohio. Rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and even hedgehogs are among the four-footed members of some families. Many of these animals, sometimes referred to as a group as small exotic pets, are also rodents. Rodents are...

Book store to host poet, singer

BLUFFTON — Ruth Naylor and Wendy Chappell-Dick will perform together at Book ReViews in Bluffton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The performances will feature work from Naylor’s recently published anthology of Christmas poems, “Straw and All,” and Chappell-Dick’s recorded album,...

Friday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; center closed, fitness center open 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed discussion, 6:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; Fresh Start, book study, 10 a.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club; open discussion, 12:30 p.m., Dry Haven, Fostoria;...

Clearing House honors volunteers

Carolyn Braddock has been honored as the Christian Clearing House’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Dick Stephens received this year’s Above and Beyond Award. The following people were given service awards: Bill Reynolds, Ruth Ann Nalle, Gene Kelsey, Evelyn Kelsey, John Andrews and Paulene Andrews, all...

Wednesday/Thursday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-4 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; cardio energizer, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; no pool classes; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers, 9:30-10:20 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Delay the Disease/Parkinson’s,...

Santa spreads the spirit of giving

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Parents looked on and smiled as their children ate cookies and talked to Santa, a typical Christmastime scene at … an insurance agency? For the third year, Byron Dashnaw, owner of the Allstate Insurance agency at the corner of Blanchard Street and Tiffin Avenue, dressed as Santa...
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