Time to quit? Make a plan

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s time to quit! Quit smoking, that is. Today is the Great American Smokeout and the American Cancer Society is encouraging smokers to quit, or to make a plan to quit, on this day. Carole Leeman of Findlay, a lung cancer survivor, is glad she...

Signup period starting for 2015 health insurance

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Signups for 2015 health insurance under Obamacare start today, and they are expected to go much smoother. Last year, people going to healthcare.gov encountered glitches, but these have been fixed and the application is “more streamlined,”...

Caregivers play an important role in cancer treatment

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A cancer diagnosis is not only life-altering for the patient, but it also poses challenges for their caregiver. Caregivers are generally spouses but sometimes parents or other relatives, said Joanne Reinhart, patient guide at Cancer Patient Services....

Vietnam veterans feel new respect

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Veterans of the Vietnam War were often poorly treated when they first came home, but 40 years later, many are seeing a renewed respect, and are forging close ties with younger veterans. Protests against the war were widespread in the 1960s and 1970s....

Say it with confidence

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Public speaking may be often cited as one of the most common fears, but if a recent Toastmasters meeting is any indication, it can also be cause for laughter and good-natured camaraderie. About 16 people attended the meeting of the Findlay Old...

Managing diabetes is a 24-hour job

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER November is National Diabetes Month, and the Findlay Health Department is holding several events to raise awareness that the disease is prevalent but physical activity and a healthy diet can prevent long-term complications. Events include a walking...

Take the scare out of Halloween treats

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer One of the scariest things at Halloween for many families isn’t a ghost or goblin — it’s a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Children with allergies to peanuts or other foods are at risk during trick or treating and...

Happily ever after in Camelot

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When a troupe of professional actors performs “Camelot” at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo starting today, they will be joined by an aspiring young actor from Findlay. Jeremy Gobrogge, 13, will play the role of Tom of Warwick, a young boy...

Soldier in the spotlight

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer An Upper Sandusky native who came out as a gay soldier on national television just days after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” has written a book about his experiences. Stephen Snyder-Hill, now a Columbus resident, is the...

WITH VIDEO: Former Miss Minnesota shares passion for music

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Findlay High School orchestra students learned about music and about the Miss America pageant all at once when Rebecca Yeh, last year’s Miss Minnesota, spoke to orchestra students. Yeh, from Nisswah, Minnesota, is now a third-year pharmacy...