Groundbreaking celebrated for new Carey Medical Center

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer CAREY — Several speakers at the groundbreaking for the new Carey Medical Center focused on the importance of investing in the community and its growth. But nurse practitioner Alyson Kinley put it this way: The center will simply keep people...

The ABC’s of at-home DNA test kits

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Personal genomics testing can give you a glimpse into your DNA — information that is, in essence, “the instructions that make you, you,” said Abby Levitt, Ph.D. Levitt, assistant professor of biology at the University of Findlay,...

Hancock County woman sickened by recalled melon

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A Hancock County woman was among those sickened by a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and...

‘Investigative work’ leads epidemiologists to outbreak

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The salmonella outbreak in pre-cut melons that sickened a Hancock County woman has made national headlines, but solving smaller-scale mysteries like this is routine work for epidemiologists. Epidemiologists are public health professionals who...

Driven to keep crewman’s memory afloat

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Dave Laube didn’t know Bruce Hudson, but the Findlay man is committed to keeping the memory of the late Edmund Fitzgerald crewman alive. The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald was a freighter that sank during a storm on Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The...

New project aiming to help addicted mothers-to-be

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you’re pregnant and using opiates, Dr. Allison Westcott wants you to seek medical care — without shame. “Just call us,” she said. “We will get you in. We want to take care of you.” Westcott is among the medical...

Blind massage therapist wraps up touching career

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Dick McStraw’s career has touched a lot of lives. More precisely, McStraw, who is about to retire at age 80, has given approximately 74,000 massages in Findlay. This follows decades of his being a fixture in downtown Findlay, regularly spotted...

‘Living art’ signifies new start

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Last May, Derek Hess put an image on Facebook and Instagram every day, marking Mental Health Month. With each drawing, he posted a description of how it relates to mental health. The internationally renowned artist found people were “hungry for...

Hardin County father teams with Sprague to spread NF awareness

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Neurofibromatosis is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined, affecting more than 125,000 Americans, said Larry Gossard. But most people aren’t familiar with it. Ohio is trying to...