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It’s about the pie … and more

ATTICA - Homemade pies may be the specialty at Backroads Diner, but a variety of other menu items also draw in customers to the restaurant.Peg Carrick, owner of Backroads Diner, said her homemade coconut cream pies top the list, but other homemade pies include apple, cherry and banana split. ...

Young boy volunteers time, saves money for education

Shane Webb, an 11-year-old boy from Old Fort, is volunteering his time monthly and already saving money for college.This begs the question, "what were you doing with your time and money when you were 11?" Bob Sheffer, AMVETS Post 48 commander, knows exactly what he had on his mind when he was a ...

Car show character

Jack Cramer of Findlay shows off his 1958 Chevrolet "Tow Mater," customized to portray a character from "Cars," at Sunday's AMVETS car show. Funds raised will go to Flag City Honor Flight, an organization that facilitates visits for veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Event ...

Exercise might help after blood clot

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 62-year-old male in generally good health. I have a clot in the popliteal vein in my right knee, and have been taking warfarin and getting periodic blood tests. Typically, the numbers are where my primary care physician wants them. It seems to be taking a long time (eight ...

Give ‘Barney’ a chance — slowly

Dear Annie: I've been good friends with "Barney" for 10 years. During that time, we've had an on-and-off romantic relationship. For years, I assumed it was a timing issue, but I finally realized that, as much as he might care about me, I was just being used to fill up time between women. I felt ...

Hospice now focuses on life quality

Dear Dr.?Roach: I was advised by a doctor at a reputable hospital to put my mother in hospice for congestive heart failure. She also has multi-infarct dementia. That was a year ago. Her vitals have been checked twice a week since that time and are always good. Her oxygen level also is very ...

He’s not rebound guy, he’s backup

Dear Annie: Many years ago, "Hazel" sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. Four years later, she met "Larry," who is married and says he can't divorce because of his religion. He tells ...

May days bring back colorful migration

Migrating songbirds have been a little slow making their way north this spring, trickling in a few at a time, but the birding community is ready for the annual May splash of colorful warblers, tanagers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes and a host of other birds.More than 400 bird species have been ...

The lost is found

Seven Eagles Historical Education Center is beginning its fourth decade of educating people - youths, in particular - about how life was lived in earlier days.The historical center is kicking off its celebration in May with two events - an Outdoor Skills Weekend May 2-3 and the annual Lost Arts ...

Smoke of any kind can harm

Dear Annie: For many years, I have heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke. I am a non-smoker, but was married to a smoker for 13 years and have asthma.Now that pot is being legalized in some states, including where I live, what are the dangers of secondhand pot smoke? I haven't heard a ...

Diabetes rating is compromise

Dear Dr. Roach: My father has Type 2 diabetes, and his primary care physician has said repeatedly that an A1C of 7.2 percent or 7.3 percent is nothing to worry about. He also says that the American Diabetes Association has told physicians to loosen their restrictions on diabetics. The wall ...

Vocal changes can have multiple causes

Dear Dr. Roach: Over the past year, my voice has become hoarse or raspy. I find that I often have to clear my throat while speaking. I've had a stomach endoscopy and a colonoscopy done, the results of which were noted as "normal." Nothing has changed in my life, such as climate, diet, clothing, ...

Let parents deal with disruptive sis

Dear Annie: I am a disabled single mother of two, and I work part time. We live in a modest mobile home that is becoming too difficult for me to maintain. The hard winter resulted in frequent frozen water pipes, no heat and high utility bills.My parents have offered to purchase a house for us, ...

Manage your land for wildlife

Managing your land for wildlife can provide you with an opportunity to increase the carrying capacity and concentration of wildlife on your property.Whether your passion is hunting, photography or simply observing nature, there are several things you can do - without spending a lot of money - ...

It’s a new dimension in gaming

BURBANK, Calif. - The creators of the "Lego" video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise.Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games unveiled plans Thursday for "Lego Dimensions," a game and toy line combining real-world Lego bricks and figures with virtual ...

Get your farmers market vendor info here

FOSTORIA - Vendors are being accepted for the 2015 Fostoria Farmers' Markets. The markets are to take place on eight Saturdays during the summer, beginning May 2, at the downtown KeyBank green space, 133 W. Tiffin St, Fostoria.Each is to be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors can begin ...

Gender differences = teaching differences

Little Matthew pushes Little Sally and knocks her down.Little Tony gives a shout and runs as fast as he can to tackle Little Sammy across the room, and they begin a wrestling match.And Little Tommy tries to take a toy away from Little Stevie.All the while, the preschool teacher tries to keep ...

Grant helps Bridges students grow produce to share with their families

The goal for students at Bridges Community Academy is to grow produce to share with their families and the community, and with a $2,000 grant the students are able to do just that.David Pawsey, of the food service and transportation departments at Bridges, applied for the grant in the fall ...

Berg + One

Heidelberg University has announced a new program in the School of Business called Heidelberg + One, which is to help students transition from a bachelor's degree into the university's master of business administration program with no additional cost.According to a release provided by the ...