Pets await gifts from Santa Paws

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Santa doesn’t just know which children have been naughty and nice — but which animals, too. (They’re all nice. They’re good dogs.) And soon he’ll be bringing presents to many four-legged members of the community. Several...

On Friday, take a buck off your brew for charity

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Fifteen years ago, the owners of Coffee Amici set out to create a gathering space in what was then a largely vacant downtown area. Since their first sale back in December 2002, owners Lynne and John Calvelage have witnessed within their coffee shop...

Mobile food pantry slated

Zion United Methodist Church, in partnership with the West Ohio Food Bank, will host a mobile food pantry Saturday at Liberty Township Fire Department, 7692 County Road 140. Food distribution will start soon after 8 a.m. and will last until the food runs out. All who have a need...

YMCA winter youth basketball league forming

Registration is underway for the Findlay Family YMCA’s youth competitive winter basketball league for fifth- and sixth-graders. The season starts Jan. 8. Games are held on Saturdays. Registration is available online at www.findlayymca.org or at either Y branch, or by...

Library closures planned

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Public Library will be closed for staff development Friday and for the Christmas holiday Dec. 23, 25 and 26. Due dates will be adjusted accordingly.

Officer adopts baby named Hope fromopioid-addicted mom

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A routine call about an Albuquerque convenience store theft turned into a life-transforming moment for an officer who came upon a pregnant woman using heroin. That officer later volunteered to adopt the woman’s...

Volunteers’ routine tasks bring remarkable results

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Thinking of volunteering? Consider a mundane task. Sure, everyone wants to cuddle babies at the hospital or sell used books for a good cause, but nonprofits also need people to file papers and keep things running smoothly. New volunteers at the...

Patrons recieve hot cocoa

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Public Library will celebrate National Cocoa Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Patrons will receive a free cup of hot cocoa to enjoy while they browse the shelves.
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