Fighting a growing epidemic

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Northwestern Ohio is a busy area for human trafficking, and truckers and Zonta club members are teaming together to open people’s eyes to the issue. On Wednesday, an exhibit known as the “Freedom Drivers Project” will be in Findlay...

A library card ‘opens up the world to you’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Many area residents already have library cards, but in September, for National Library Card Sign-up Month, area libraries’ staffs are trying to reach out to those who don’t and let them know what they are missing. Cindy Romick,...

Family pays it forward

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer When Lily Kintner was adopted from Haiti at age 8, she and her family received help and support from others in northwestern Ohio. Now the Kintners are trying to pay it forward by collecting supplies for children entering foster care — and...

Grant to aid communities in serving at-risk youth

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer When a child is at risk of harming themselves or others, professionals need the training and know how to help them. A newly announced grant will allow area mental health and developmental disabilities professionals more training, as well as offer...

Coaxing creativity

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Painting allows children and adults to express their creativity, but many people may be too intimidated to try such an art form. There is “a lot of self-doubt,” said Sarah Crisp, executive director at Awakening Minds Art, a nonprofit...

Japanese statesman to visit Findlay

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Kiyoski Ueda, governor of Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will visit Findlay on Saturday. A prefecture is like a state in the United States. Ueda will participate in two presentations open to the public, both to be held at the Ritz Auditorium, Old Main, at...

Gentlemen, start your ovens

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Each year, the Hancock County Fair offers a baking contest open only to men, who compete using the same recipe. This year it was sugar cookies. Seven men entered the competition. One, Bruce Depinet of Findlay, also entered several other categories at...

It’s all about collaboration

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Ohio State University Extension turns 100 this year and the Hancock County office will be celebrating at the Hancock County Fair. A display highlighting the extension’s work can be seen in the Youth Building throughout the fair’s run....

WITH VIDEO: A cautionary tale

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Once the passenger pigeon was so numerous that, when a flock passed overhead, the sky would darken for hours. By 1914 the bird was extinct. A century later, wildlife conservationists strive to raise awareness of its life and what its extinction might...

Museum to dedicate Heminger Memorial Garden

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Barbara and Ed Heminger Memorial Garden at the Hancock Historical Museum will be dedicated at a ceremony Thursday night. The late Ed Heminger, who was publisher and editor of The Courier, and chairman of the Findlay Publishing Co., was one of the...