State Issue 2 prompts lively debate at UF forum

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER That state Issue 2 is confusing was one thing both sides agreed on in a debate at the University of Findlay Monday evening. Issue 2 would require state agencies to pay no more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. It...

Health care officials prepare, practice for major disasters

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Las Vegas shooting left more than 500 injured. What if something like that were to happen in Findlay? Are health care workers prepared? “You don’t know when that’s going to happen and I hope to God it never happens here,”...

Pastors vow to make couples’ big day special

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Between them, the four men have married roughly 1,600 people. But although weddings are part of the job for pastors, it never feels rote, said the Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor at St. Marks United Methodist Church. “I really want to make...

Treating ‘super lice’ a real head-scratcher

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER What’s itching, gluttonous and perhaps living on your child this very minute? Lice. Some are super, but generally speaking they’re regarded as not that great. And people seem to notice them more toward the beginning of the school year....

Church fights epidemic with education, hope

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER People in the grips of addiction have lost hope, “And somehow as a community, you have to reignite and give them hope,” said the Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks United Methodist Church. St. Marks is trying to do its part by...

Medicare card changes aim to cut ID theft

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you receive your health insurance through Medicare, you’ll be getting a new insurance card sometime before early 2019. But you may already have questions about it. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be issuing Medicare...

Flu shot: Fact or fiction?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Yes, even if you got a flu shot last year, you need to get one again this year. No, the flu shot cannot give you the flu. Yes, the flu can be dangerous — so please get the shot. These are among the messages health care workers are sharing with...

Caribbean native reflects on Irma, Maria

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s a part of the world that experiences hurricanes frequently, but the magnitude of what just happened in the Caribbean — after Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria made landfall — has left communities devastated. This week,...

Author will share son’s journey to recovery

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER D’Anne Burwell has weathered something many Findlay families can relate to — how to parent a young adult who is addicted to opioids. She’s coming to town to talk about her family’s experience, and the book she wrote about it,...

Men urged to discuss prostate cancer screening

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Guidelines for prostate cancer testing have been confusing in recent years. The recommendations about who needs to be tested and when have changed more than once. And there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, since some types of prostate cancer...