City Mission accepting requests for Christmas food boxes

Registration for Christmas food boxes is underway at the City Mission. The boxes will be distributed Dec. 15 and 17. Anyone who would like to receive a food box must register in advance by calling 419-423-9151. The annual children’s Christmas Birthday Party for Jesus will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec....

Program slated at 50 North

Les Helms, a college professor, speaker, coach and author, will present, “Something to Think About: Bringing Order to Chaos,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. The program is free. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a corrected version of this story.

Movies scheduled

FOREST — The Forest-Jackson Public Library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest, will show two movies Friday. The matinee, “90 Minutes in Heaven,” will begin at 1 p.m. A freewill donation includes popcorn and a drink. The family movie, “The Polar Express,” will be shown from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m....

The beginning of the story

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Judy Hofmann and her adopted son, Kevin, know just how long and painful the search for an adoptee’s birth parent can be. Judy, of Fostoria, and Kevin, of Toledo, are advocates for adoptees having more access to their birth records. In Ohio, the law recently changed to make this...

Funding request granted

The United Way of Hancock County’s board of directors recently approved a request from Hope House for the Homeless to roll over $4,200 received through the Halt Hunger Initiative funding pool in 2015 for the 2016 calendar year. Getting Further Ahead: Living Better with What You Have, a collaboration between...

Smoke alarm distribution planned

UPPER SANDUSKY — The American Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, teams of Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter volunteers, local firefighters and community volunteers...
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