Lighthouse campus shines beacon to unchurched

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer If you don’t have a church of your own and are intimidated seeking one out, Findlay Evangelical Free Church wants you to know you’re welcome. The church recently expanded to open a new campus at the former Lighthouse Banquet Hall, and is...

Community-wide naloxone training planned Monday

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Anyone concerned about a loved one’s opiate use can get trained in how to use naloxone — the drug which reverses overdoses — on Monday. They can also get free naloxone kits. The Hancock County Opiate Task Force is sponsoring a...

WITH VIDEO: For better diabetes management, get cooking

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Being diagnosed with diabetes can feel overwhelming, and may generate an “array of emotions” including depression and denial. Julie Russell has seen it. She wants to help people instead feel empowered to take control of their own health....

Awakening Minds launches capital campaign to facilitate move

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Awakening Minds Art, a Findlay nonprofit organization, has announced its first capital campaign to coincide with its eighth anniversary today. The nonprofit organization teaches art to children and adults. Staff go into nursing homes to work with...

Doctors: Hospice isn’t hopeless

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “What do you want your death to look like?” Dr. Christian Jacobus helps people answer this question — and he finds working with terminally ill patients fulfilling. “When I can take somebody who is just miserable and in...

At Bluffton church, Lent imitates art

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — A group at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton is coming together to create art during Lent. They’re also growing closer to one another along the way. Ruth Naylor’s reflections for this week’s Lent Practice started on...

Red Cross volunteers driven by ‘a desire to help’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When disasters happen, the American Red Cross brings in volunteers to help out — at first from nearby, but if the need is great, then from around the country. At least a dozen Findlay-area volunteers have deployed to other parts of the country...

Pastors prepare Easter messages of hope and rebirth

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER With three weeks until Easter, pastors are reflecting, and preparing behind the scenes for what will likely be the sermon with their largest audience of the year. The Rev. Bob Cochran, pastor at First Lutheran Church in Findlay, said Easter is an...

WITH VIDEO: Toledo Symphony members lend a hand – and ear – to young musicians

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Eighth-grade violinist Olivia Gargac was “kind of surprised and a little nervous” but excited when she heard the Toledo Symphony Orchestra would be coming to Glenwood Middle School. Olivia, 14, is among 67 seventh- and eighth-graders at...

Parents wonder whether to vaccinate or not

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Awareness of the importance of vaccinations is increasing, but Dr. Cheryl Huffman still sees many parents who refuse vaccinating for their children against potentially life-threatening illnesses. Huffman, a pediatrician at Caughman Health Center, said...