Welcome to renewable, illuminating Seneca County

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER This is the fourth in a series of seven stories exploring the counties that circle Hancock County. Want to watch trains go by, learn about renewable energy or see a chandelier donated by Thomas Edison? Then you’ll want to visit Seneca County....

WITH VIDEO: A booming business for Old Fort cannon-maker

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER OLD FORT — Those cannons you see in historical movies or television shows? Chances are they were made right here in northwestern Ohio. Cannons from the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812. Miniature cannons. Lots of other types of...

Forming her own ‘communi-tea’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Tea drinkers in Findlay are finding that the beverage isn’t just relaxing, but is bringing them together. “Yes, it’s about the tea, but it’s about more,” said Beth Druschel, owner of The Cracked Pot in downtown Findlay....

WITH VIDEO: Who’s afraid of the dentist?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Dentists know you’re afraid of them. Frightened by the needles, the noise, the loss of control. Terrified of pain. Fearful about not knowing what to expect. They’d like you to come and see them anyway — and they’re working hard...

Fear is not the only factor: Finances also impede care

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When it comes to proper dental care, fear isn’t the only obstacle. The most recent Hancock County Community Health Assessment, released in April, found that 72 percent of Hancock County adults had visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past...

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...