Lifestyle

Here’s a start for a custom wine trail

Whether you’re spending an evening relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine at a local winery or you’re on a mission to visit every winery in Ohio, northwest and north central Ohio have a lot of winery choices. The popularity of “trails” — whether they feature wine, ...

Relief work: Tiffinite has devoted her lifetime to art

Around the age of 4, Patricia Banks remembers watching her mother drawing the comic strip character Blondie. Her mother was delighted when her daughter copied what she saw. “She said, ‘I think we have an artist here,’” Banks recalled. At St. Mary Elementary, her classmates were ...

The story of the Battle of Lake Erie

(A full version can be read on the website provided below; this is an abbreviated version) The annual Historic Weekend event takes place at the national park Sept. 7-9, and this commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. According to an account of the battle of the ...

What’s up, Doc? It’s a house bunny rabbit

Raise your hand if you’ve got a dog. That’s a lot of hands! Cat lovers? Not as many, but still a strong show of support for an animal that likely regards you as the pet, if a moderately useful one. (There actually are fewer dogs than cats in the U.S., but more dog owners. Foolish humans, ...

By the numbers

Statistics from the Life Connection of Ohio website: More than 115,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the United States, including 2,900 Ohioans. Those waiting would more than fill The Ohio State University football stadium. The national transplant waiting list ...

Firelands offers counseling program for youths

After about three years on hiatus, Firelands Recovery and Counseling Services has returned a substance abuse program for youth. The program, which started in June, is The Seven Challenges program developed by Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., in 1991. The Seven Challenges program is an evidence-based ...

Lifestyle briefs, July 3

Local veteran to read Declaration at concert Wednesday FREMONT – Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to have a local veteran read part of the Declaration of Independence at the Independence Day concert at 2 p.m. Korean War veteran Joe Eberly of Fremont is to read the Declaration ...

Heidelberg alumna, 101, celebrates her 80th class reunion

Lenore (Van Gundia) Costello, 101, was among the nearly 600 Heidelberg University graduates who returned to campus to celebrate a class reunion during the annual Alumni Weekend. Costello traveled from her home in Lake Alfred, Florida, to celebrate her 80th class reunion. She was the oldest ...

Lifestyle briefs, June 26

Good Shepherd Home hosts teens FOSTORIA — Good Shepherd Home was host to a group of youths ages 16-18 from the Ohio Teen Summer Institute Thursday, sponsored by Eagle Eye Ministries. The teens were welcomed to the home and went around the facility and entertained residents with singing, ...

Time Labs coming to Old Fort, Tiffin

At Time Lab, youths can discover Jesus as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. Vacation Bible School at Time Lab is to be at two locations. The first is set for 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday at Old Fort United Methodist Church, 8245 N. Main St., Old Fort, for ages 4 ...

Find out about Venus and Serena Williams

Dear readers, Venus and Serena Williams have transformed the world of professional women’s tennis. Their powerful style of play, sense of fashion and strong determination have made them heroes and role models to millions. Among many other achievements, these sisters have won Grand Slams and ...

Home, garden tour in Upper to help maintain courthouse landscaping

UPPER SANDUSKY — The community of Upper Sandusky again is gathering to support the Wyandot County Courthouse property during the second annual home and garden tour next month. The 2018 Home and Garden Tour is to take place 1-6 p.m. July 8. The tour is to include six locations, including the ...

Lifestyle briefs, June 19

Cardinal Chorale to present free concert tonight FOSTORIA — The Cardinal Chorale is to host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Wendelin Parish. The group is composed of students from all over Ohio. Fostoria hospital to host linen sale Wednesday FOSTORIA – ProMedica Fostoria ...