Youth programs ‘deliver the cause’

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor With all the activities going on every day at the Findlay Family YMCA, president and CEO Brent Finlay likes to emphasize that the Y’s youth programming and youth development is one of the major ways the organization “delivers our...

Back where it all began

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Gavin Creel, a Findlay native who has found professional success as a actor in musical theater and film, returned Wednesday to where it all began for him — the choir rooms at Findlay High School. Speaking to Kevin Manley’s afternoon...

Ohio represented in White House Christmas display

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR SANDUSKY — When decorators for the White House started planning for this year’s Christmas decorations several months ago, their search brought them to Ohio. Specifically, to Sandusky, and its Merry-Go-Round Museum and Museum of...

Exercising the mind, body and spirit

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor A desire to exercise her mind, body and spirit in a way that didn’t conflict with her deep Christian faith led Karin Johnson on a journey that ended with her becoming a teacher in a form of fitness known as devotional exercise. Johnson, of...

Beauty in nature, beauty in giving

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR There is beauty in nature, just as there is beauty in giving. And the Nature’s Housekeepers gardening club has been finding ways to share both for the last 40 years. Carol Dale-Joseph, a member for over two decades, said the focus of the...

Women play significant role in philanthropy, researcher says

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor The contributions women make to charitable causes is so significant that Indiana University has an institute dedicated to researching the topic. Debra Mesch, Ph.D., director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University...

Blue skies, pink ribbons

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR Saturday’s weather forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees, a low of 53 and zero chance of precipitation. In other words, a near perfect day for Findlay’s second annual Komen Race for the Cure, a fundraiser sponsored by Susan G....

Creel excited to be returning to northwestern Ohio

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR For the past year and a half, Gavin Creel has made his home in London, where he originated the role of Elder Price in the London production of “The Book of Mormon” at the Prince of Wales Theatre. In fact, Creel, 38, spent much of his...

A century of quiet service

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR It was 100 years ago when the Thursday Conversational Club, a ladies’ literary society, laid the groundwork for a charitable organization that has quietly but solidly served Hancock County’s disadvantaged ever since. Associated...

United Way’s goal grows to $3.1 million

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor This year’s United Way of Hancock County campaign goal has been set at $3.1 million, about $100,000 more than last year’s collection, campaign Chair Michael Needler Jr. said Friday. But the campaign is not just about increasing...