Cyclists pedal ‘Sea to Shining Sea’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A recent cross-country bicycle ride with cyclists with disabilities convinced Bob Roberts that most people have little to complain about. Take the woman who could not use her limbs except one shoulder, wrist and hand, or the man who had undergone 28...

Signed, sealed, delivered

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Area children are receiving encouragement and friendship from adults writing them old-fashioned letters — and both kids and adults are having a blast. Northview Primary School third-grade teachers Maddie Zellner, Kristin Hudok, Nicole Newlove...

Survey: Fewer Hancock County youth drinking, misusing drugs

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A new health assessment shows fewer youth in Hancock County are drinking and misusing prescription drugs, but the opposite is true of adults. Britney Ward, director of community health improvement for the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, presented...

Walk the walk

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Community members will again gather on April 30 to raise funds for Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services. The Walk a Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser will take place at Riverside Park. Men, women and boys will walk one mile in high-heeled...

What’s in your water?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A community medication collection being held Saturday morning won’t just keep pills out of the hands of those who might abuse them, but also protects the environment from what scientists see as an emerging problem. Medications including...

Heirloom leads women on treasure hunt of sorts

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A chance look at the back of an antique piece of furniture led a local genealogist on a sort of treasure hunt. Sherri Wells knew the “secretary” had been in her mother-in-law’s family for a long time, but it wasn’t until...

Canine flu puts strain on area

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Canine influenza has been found in northwestern Ohio, and a local veterinarian is trying to get the word out that dog owners should not panic, but should be aware. Tony Fuller, owner and veterinarian at Blanchard Valley Veterinary Clinic, said there...

Spice up your kitchen

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Ready to get out of your cooking comfort zone? Chefs at area restaurants, each asked to name one herb or spice to help you do so, offered a variety of ideas. Some may be ingredients you don’t ordinarily use, while others may be familiar...

Sew full of Joy in Bluffton

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer BLUFFTON — They meet every Tuesday to pray, to quilt, to laugh and most of all, to spread joy, one blanket at a time. A group of women known as the Joy Quilters has sent quilts to mothers in need in Findlay and Dayton, to people struggling with...

‘Ora et labora’: A life of ‘prayer and work’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer They pray together five times a day, eat their meals together and live their lives in community. Three of the 88 monks at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana share something else in common: They’re all from Findlay. The newest is Brother Simon...