WITH VIDEO: WIC farmers market appeals to ‘fruitaholics’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A farmers market for WIC participants offered fresh produce along with face painting, dancing and fun this week. The Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission, which operates the WIC program for Hancock, Hardin and Putnam counties,...

WITH VIDEO: Colorful gardens change day by day

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Each bloom on a daylily lasts just a day — hence the name — but the plant will bloom and bloom and bloom. “A daylily garden is new every morning,” said gardener Mike Anders of Findlay, one of the organizers of the Flag City...

Intensive program offers new road to recovery

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Century Health is offering a new option for people struggling with substance abuse and is also looking for “peer support” people to help others working toward recovery. The organization has created a new intensive outpatient program which...

‘The Well’ flows with faith and future

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer High school students will explore their faith more deeply at a University of Findlay summer theology institute next week. The university received a nearly $400,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to finance free, annual, weeklong summer institutes for...

The sights and sounds of America

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Urban sights in Seattle, Las Vegas and New Orleans, and natural beauty such as the redwoods of California and the Grand Canyon were just a few of the things the Ohio Northern University choir, University Singers, saw on their recent tour of the United...

For some, grief over national tragedies internalized

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Violent world events can create anxiety for any of us, but people already living with mental health issues such as anxiety or a history of trauma may find them particularly stressful. Brandon McCall, who himself has generalized anxiety disorder, is...

A dash of inspiration

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A diner may find a restaurant meal a momentary pleasure, but restaurant staff generally spend a lot of time tinkering before they come up with the final recipe. Many of Dark Horse Restaurant’s recipes are on faded index cards written by owner...

WITH VIDEO: ‘Mahjong!’ Ancient game enjoys continued popularity

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER There’s humor and friendship at the Friday afternoon mahjong group at 50 North, but also a strong sense of concentration. After all, this is a game that takes skill and strategy — as well as luck. Mahjong is a rummy-like game played with...

WITH VIDEO: CSI: Findlay — Camp teaches students forensic science

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It was a grisly scene: A man lay dead on the ground, the victim of an unknown assailant. But the teenage girls clustered around him were unfazed. The man, after all, was a mannequin, and their job was to investigate as part of the forensic science...

War memorial visit ‘really hit home’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s been 60 years since Gay Jones’ military service ended, and many of her friends here in Findlay didn’t even know she served. But on Tuesday, Jones was among 84 veterans honored for their service through Honor Flight. Jones was...