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...

Counselors sought who have ‘walked the walk’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Wanted: community members who are in recovery from addiction or mental illness. Century Health, a nonprofit substance abuse and mental health outpatient clinic, is recruiting both paid and volunteer “peer support” workers to help others...

Hospice volunteer finds new family

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Volunteering at Bridge Hospice isn’t just a way to pass the time for Lester Tesnow, but is how he has found what he describes as his new family. Tesnow, of Findlay, was recently named the Hospice Volunteer of the Year by the Ohio Council for...

‘Give your tastebuds a whirl’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer An area nonprofit is holding a three-course dinner as a fundraising event, but there’s a twist: dinner will be served in the dark to raise awareness of what it’s like to be blind. Lodestar Guiding Angels for the Blind, which trains guide...

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Twenty years after Frida Umuhoza was clubbed over the head and left for dead among the bodies of her murdered family members, she speaks on forgiveness, reconciliation and faith. Umuhoza was 14 in 1994, when 1 million residents of the African country...

Continuing research essential to unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer As researchers examine the science of Alzheimer’s disease, they hope to get closer to a world without the disease. Heather Snyder, Ph.D., director for medical and scientific relations for the national Alzheimer’s Association, was the...

WITH VIDEO: Rocking to the classics never gets old

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Centuries after they were composed, works of classical music are still very much alive in 2014. Fans of the genre enjoy listening to symphonies and other pieces by composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky...

Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” contemporary young adult novels like the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, and even the Bible — these books may not appear at first...

Hike restores Forest man’s faith in humanity

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After more than 2,000 miles of hiking, it isn’t the scenery Brent Kidd will most remember — it’s the people. Kidd, a native of Findlay who now lives in Forest, recently completed the Appalachian Trail. It stretches from Springer...