Healing tree planned for cancer center

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Soon, survivors and those who have lost the battle will be honored at Findlay’s new locally designed “healing tree.” The John and Mary DeHaven Healing Tree, now...

A remedy for the what-to-do-blues

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Teens — or adults — who may think Findlay offers “nothing to do” now have one more option. Pirate’s Cove, an indoor playground on East Front Street, just started offering ReBall, a type of paintless paintball. On Thursday...

Health officials concerned about rise in hepatitis C cases

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Hepatitis C, a potentially serious — yet often symptomless — liver disease, is on the rise. Melissa Jack, a registered nurse in communicable diseases at the Findlay health department, said hepatitis C is considered a reportable...

Authors, authors everywhere

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A diverse group of authors will meet with readers at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library on Thursday for the library’s first author’s fair. The fair will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A total of 18 authors, all from northwestern...

All-American service

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Thousands of area children and adults have learned about safety and disaster preparedness in the last year thanks to Cole McMath. McMath, of Findlay, is the first AmeriCorps service member for the North Central Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross....

Dancing the night away

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Dancing, eating snacks, maybe even falling in love — it’s just a typical Tuesday night at the Findlay Senior Center. Every Tuesday, seniors in their 50s up into their 90s meet for the weekly dance. The evening starts at 6 with line dance...

WITH VIDEO: The lilies of the Blanchard valley

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Daylilies are easy to grow and can survive whatever northwestern Ohio throws at them — drought, flood, extreme winters. But Keith McClelland, owner of a daylily farm south of Findlay, said most people don’t know much about them beyond the...

Ready to mow? Think safety first

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Burns, cuts, infections and even loss of limbs may not be the kind of thing you think about when mowing your lawn. But experts warn that a serious or even fatal accident could happen without warning. Rob Martin, EMS chief for Hanco Ambulance Inc., has...

YMCA has the cure for the summertime boredom blues

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Sports like volleyball and basketball and swimming at Riverside Pool are just a few of the things children can do at the Findlay Family YMCA day camps this summer. Children can also go on scavenger hunts, learn painting and pottery and do science...

Have fun in the summer sun, but be sensible

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Summer is the season of barbecues, swimming and, of course, sunshine. As you enjoy the outdoors, though, be aware that that sunshine could put you at risk of potentially serious skin cancer, so be sure to apply sunscreen. Dr. Michael Cairns is a...