Pastor says daily relationship with Jesus is important

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The Rev. George Jarrell and his wife, Angela, have seen churches stray from their purpose. Their church, Victory in the Cross, is different from many others, they say. The church is still small but has gradually grown. “Well, we preach the...

Take it or leave it

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Book lovers driving down East Main Cross Street now have another option to find interesting reading materials. Books are available — for free — at the Pitt Little Free Library, located at 1101 E. Main Cross St. A Little Free Library is a...

Meeting the spiritual needs of older residents

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The desire for a spiritual life doesn’t stop when a person enters a nursing home, so pastors bring church to residents where they are. Nursing homes offer a variety of formal and informal religious activities, including regular Sunday and...

Genealogy project unearths the history of 19th century gangs

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer What began as simple genealogy research turned into uncovering a widespread network of gangs of horse thieves, counterfeiters and even murderers in the 19th century. Eric Alli of Arlington is the author of “Counterfeit Justice: the True Story of...

Good time, good music at AMVETS’ jam sessions

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Every Thursday night, visitors to Findlay AMVETS Post 21 get the chance to not only have a meal and socialize but hear some music. Last Thursday, a group of musicians played country and bluegrass music at the AMVETS Post on Trenton Avenue. AMVETS is a...

Everything relates back to soil

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer What affects flooding, drinking water quality, and even humans’ ability to eat, clothe themselves and seek shelter? The soil beneath our feet greatly influences overall quality of life, yet many people don’t realize this. “From a...

Addressing the lifelong effects of trauma

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Educators, mental health professionals and other community leaders are about to conclude a year of education on how to make Hancock County more sensitive to the needs of people who have suffered trauma. But, they say, the work is just beginning. The...

Pastor readies for final service

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After 36 years, the Rev. Terry McBeath is retiring as pastor of Upper Room Church of God. McBeath’s retirement Sunday will bring an end to what he called “one of the most incredible journeys I could have ever imagined.” McBeath, 69,...

Medicare, Medicaid help 1 in 3 Americans

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer With each cancer treatment estimated at $4,000, Ethel Holliger of Findlay is grateful for her Medicare coverage. Without it, the 81-year-old just couldn’t afford treatment. “So, it’s terrific,” she said. Elton Reneau, 83, of...

Fields for All means fun for all

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Baseball games and playing on a playground are among the joys of most children’s childhood, but children with disabilities are often left out of the fun. That won’t be the case in Findlay anymore, though, as a group is now raising funds to...