Psychologist advises ‘different ways to interact’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Chances are, you don’t like to be confronted — most people don’t. So an internationally renowned psychologist who created a nonconfrontational approach to “intervention” with substance abusers came to Findlay to teach...

WITH VIDEO: ‘God created us to be together, not alone’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Serving with the poor, engaging young adults, building ecumenical relationships — for the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin, serving as bishop is all about people and the connections they form with one another. Beaudoin was elected to a six-year term as...

WITH VIDEO: Ada woman undergoes heart-stopping surgery

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer ADA — On Karen Reams’ 55th birthday, she had just learned she had a fatal illness. Soon after her 56th, she’ll have a surgery expected to cure it altogether. That’s because doctors plan to stop her heart today. Twice. Reams,...

Golf tourney reaches final round

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER After 20 years, $70,000 raised for charity, and too many shared family memories to count, the Babb family is preparing to hold its final golf outing for Children’s Mentoring Connection. Tony Babb said when his father died at 59 in January 1997,...

Mouthguard tackles concussions: Findlay dentist honored for work

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Dr. Jack Winters has for decades been interested both in dentistry and football, a combination which led to doing extensive research on the use of mouthguards to protect injury. On Friday, the dentist will receive a statewide honor, the Ohio Dental...

On Sept. 11, 2001, Americans grieved together as a nation

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer On Sept. 11, 2001, and in the days and weeks that followed, America mourned as a nation. “Sept. 11 produced incalculable grief,” said Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator at Bridge Hospice. She said this doesn’t typically happen at...

WITH VIDEO: Shifting the ‘focus’ to recovery

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER People ask staff at Focus on Friends about the people in recovery from mental health, substance abuse and trauma issues who walk through their doors: “What do you call them?” Their answer? “People.” Wayne Ford, executive...

Stopping the cycle is just the beginning

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Elder abuse is underreported, but reporting it is just the beginning. Next comes ensuring the senior has a stable life once the abuse is stopped. The Area Agency on Aging 3, based in Lima, is recruiting volunteers in each of the seven counties they...

Keep ye ballgowns and breeches clean

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER What do kerosene, egg yolks, chloroform and vinegar have in common? If you guessed that all were used in 19th-century laundry, you’re right. If you didn’t, or if you need a refresher course, you might want to attend Casey Heilman’s...

WITH VIDEO: What’s growing in the garden?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Gardening doesn’t just happen in an individual’s backyard. Sometimes, it happens in a community. First Presbyterian Church, 50 North and the Family Center are among Findlay sites with community gardens — in which many different...