Weekend: Teaching kids how to cook can be a fun, valuable lesson

By KAREN MCDOUGALL Did you learn to cook as a youngster? Or is putting something on the table for dinner a constant struggle? By learning to cook early, I take for granted that everyone can cook. But many I’ve met have commented, “I wish I could cook,” or,...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events SLEIGH RIDES THROUGH SPIEGEL GROVE Dec. 26-28, 30-31 Christmas conjures up timeless images of frosty air, evergreen boughs, sparkling lights and horse-drawn sleighs. The Hayes Presidential Center brings those images to life with its Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove. The...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By KATHY FOUST Have you ever wondered why you lie? Why would you deliberately give someone the wrong impression? What makes us alter or exaggerate the facts? Whether you call them little white lies, half- truths or exaggerations, lying is lying. Lies are told because we are...

Agency: Children of legally dead man won’t pay

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A looming bill for the children of Donald Miller Jr., Hancock County’s legally dead man, has been dropped. The Social Security Administration is no longer demanding that Miller’s two daughters repay $47,256 for the death benefits they...

Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand for campers

By MITCH STACY Associated Press JACKSON CENTER — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the retro-looking “silver...

Christmas charities cheered by area residents’ generosity

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area residents were in a giving mood during the Christmas season, helping many who are in need. For the first time, the Impact Credit Union’s Angel Tree project “adopted out” all of its children in need. The project provided toys and...

No holiday break for sheriff’s patrols

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer There is no holiday break for those charged with patrolling the roads of Hancock County. Thursday was Deputy Steven Lowery’s third Christmas shift in as many years. It’s a responsibility he and others at the Hancock County Sheriff’s...

Ready to recycle Christmas tree?

Ready to recycle your live Christmas tree? They can be dropped off at six locations in Hancock County starting today and continuing through Jan. 15. Trees also can be dropped off at several locations in Seneca County. Decorations, ornaments and tinsel should be removed from trees...
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