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Addiction support group to resume meetings

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A support group for people struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and other addictive behaviors will start up again in Findlay on Tuesday. The SMART Recovery program is an alternative to traditional 12-step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and...

Putting study into practice

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A group of Ohio Northern University students set out to hone their public relations skills, but along the way they’re helping to educate the community about housing issues. The five seniors, as part of their public relations capstone project,...

Drug recovery house foes make offer

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Opponents seeking to stop a drug recovery house in an east side Findlay neighborhood want to buy it from the agency that proposed it, as long as the house isn’t moved to another neighborhood without the residents’ permission, according to...

How does your garden grow?

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Karl and Lynn Farwig have learned gardening doesn’t necessarily require soil. The Farwigs, of Findlay, are hydroponic gardeners. The phrase comes from “hydro,” meaning water, and “ponics,” meaning “labor.” In...

WITH VIDEO: Watching the circle of life go ’round

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Mary may have had a little lamb, but the University of Findlay has dozens — along with kids, calves and piglets. As spring nears, the university’s animal science program is celebrating new arrivals as many of its animals have recently...

Many remain uninsured as enrollment period ends

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Thousands in northwestern Ohio have signed up for Obamacare, but many others remain uninsured as another open enrollment period to buy health insurance ends Sunday. Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, is intended to make health...

Satisfying a need to know

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Worried that cancer runs in your family? If the need to know is overwhelming, genetic testing, which allows medical experts to look for certain gene mutations, may be an option. It isn’t recommended for everyone, but for those who need it there...

A little pain, a lot of gain?

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Caughman Health Center pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Huffman recalls telling an 11-year-old patient recently that, while getting shots is upsetting, someday he would thank her and his parents when he did not end up getting a disease. Huffman has found this...

Becoming agents of change

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The young adults of Hancock County intend to make their voices heard. Nineteen young adults between the ages of 14 and 30 attended Community Reconsidered, a discussion hosted by Ohio State University Extension, Hancock County last month. Now that the...

It’s a gas, but it’s no fun

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Radon, a cancer-causing gas prevalent in this area, can easily seep into homes through basements and crawl spaces, unbeknownst to the occupants. Fortunately, it can be easily remediated. The radioactive gas is naturally released as rocks break down in...