And the young shall lead

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Fans of word games such as cryptograms and crossword puzzles have a new way to indulge their passion for play with an Apple game application developed by a team of local business partners, with a little help from a teenager. The game,...

The will to walk

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor There are not many people who can look back on a deadly car accident and say that good things happened because of it, but Brock Mealer is one of them. Mealer, 29, of Wauseon, was with his father, Dave; mother, Shelly; brother Elliott and...

CedarCreek expanding to Findlay

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor CedarCreek Church, a megachurch which has already expanded into four other locations, will open a branch in Findlay in September. Services will begin the weekend of Sept. 20-21 in the former movie theater at the Findlay Village Mall. Plans for...

Old St. Michael school building faces demolition

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor The former St. Michael School on Findlay’s Adams Street will meet with the wrecking ball next week. The school, owned by St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, has been empty for about two years. St. Michael vacated the building in...

A run for the ages

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Staff Writer With his 60th birthday approaching, John Urbanski wanted to mark the occasion with something monumental. The longtime runner decided that completing an ultramarathon would be a fitting challenge. He accomplished his goal last weekend, running the...

Great strides being made in cancer care

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor An invitation to speak to the Findlay Rotary Club about cancer care presented a challenge to Dr. Stephen Lutz, a radiation oncologist at Findlay’s Cancer Care Center, as it’s difficult to condense such information into a brief...

A most memorable prom

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR A case of viral encephalitis kept Riverdale High School senior Tyson Frey from his prom last weekend. So the staff at Blanchard Valley Hospital brought the prom to him. Tyson’s mother, Tina Frey, said her son was disappointed to learn he...

The more the merrier: 2 farmers markets

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FAMILY EDITOR There’s good news for people who want to fill their dinner plates with local, seasonal produce. This year they’ll have the opportunity to shop at two weekly farmers markets. The Hancock County Farmers Market will be open from 4 p.m....

Pianist pushes herself out of comfort zone

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Mary Johnson is giving herself a 60th birthday present by pushing herself out of her comfort zone. Johnson, of Findlay, who will turn 60 next week, will present a piano recital at 1:30 p.m. today in the sanctuary at St. Michael the Archangel...

‘Bring it up, talk about it’

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel, “The Help,” has been translated into at least 40 languages worldwide and was made into an Academy Award-winning movie in 2011, accomplishments most authors can only dream of. But one of the things...
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