2 ovarian cancer survivors, 1 shared passion

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Anne Hermiller and Sarah Ludinich experienced ovarian cancer at different stages in life. What’s similar is their passion for making other women more aware of the disease and its effects. Hermiller, of Findlay, learned she had cancer in 2014....

Once ‘de facto national church’ marks 200 years

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio is celebrating its 200th anniversary and the rector of the Findlay church will be attending the celebration. The Rev. John Drymon, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Findlay, said the Episcopal church is a place...

‘Obamacare’ enrollment period shorter

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “Obamacare” has not, in fact, been repealed. Open enrollment for 2018 on the health insurance “marketplace” started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. Findlay insurance agent Heidi Rupp said her clients are aware of this period,...

Veterans’ voices locked in the vault

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you’re a veteran, the Hancock Historical Museum wants you. Joy Bennett, the museum’s curator, has been collecting oral histories of veterans for the museum. She is also writing a book on Korean War veterans and their experiences....

In infant loss, nurses trained to deliver bad news

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The mother hadn’t thought about the need to sign a birth certificate and death certificate at the same time. It was silent, after she pushed and delivered the baby. Soon after, the baby’s grandmother held her for a bit. The mother...

Seniors ‘light up’ at sight of spirited young trick-or-treaters

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Decades ago, they dressed up themselves — maybe as ghosts with holes cut in their mothers’ bedsheets. But Thursday night, the residents at St. Catherine’s Manor of Findlay were the ones handing out candy to today’s little...

Card tourney bridges players near and far

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER They were there to win, definitely. But they were also there because they really, really liked bridge. A lot. As in, the organizers of the event at 50 North scheduled it at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday so that a group from Fostoria — after playing...

ELCA bishop finds seeds of peace in Middle East

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin went to Israel on a fact-finding trip to see how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America might help bring about peace. While he was there, he also got to see where Jesus had lived. Beaudoin, bishop of the ELCA Northwestern...

BVH commits to in-stent heart care

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Nationwide, hospitals are treating heart attacks with stents more efficiently. But, although everyone knows someone who has had to have a stent put in — what does this actually mean? Dr. David Meier, an interventional cardiologist and medical...

McComb artist a lifelong ‘School of Life’ student

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Silvio Jimenez began drawing cartoon characters on his father’s floor in Mexico when he was about 3 years old. This led to painting murals in Texas and now, helping children become passionate about art in McComb. As a...