Through a lens gladly

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After 40 years, 1,500 weddings and about 26,000 portraits, Findlay photographer Terry Baker is hanging up his camera. Baker, co-owner with his wife Rande of Baker Photography, started his business in 1974 and has photographed weddings, athletic teams,...

Flying from the nest into the world

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s exciting to be a college freshman and to fledge the parents’ nest, but adjusting to dorm living and especially a new roommate can pose challenges. Most university students have not had to share a room before, said Justin F. Courtney,...

Latch on, tune in

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Breast-feeding mothers in northwestern Ohio and around the world will gather for the Big Latch On on Saturday, an effort to raise awareness of breast-feeding and to set a record for the most women simultaneously breast-feeding. Findlay’s...

Attack of the zucchinis!

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer They’re everywhere. Their numbers are growing. There’s no stopping or escaping them! No, it’s not a horror movie about an attacking zombie horde — it’s zucchini. The famously prolific vegetable is starting its...

Toddler still a ‘giggly’ girl, despite genetic illness

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Friends and family of 2-year-old Emma Nickerson are working to raise both funds and awareness as the Carey girl undergoes treatment for Krabbe disease in Pittsburgh. A hog roast will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Circle P Ranch, 5419 County Road...

WITH VIDEO: Curling up with a cat and a good book

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It isn’t just children who like being read a story. Cats and kittens at the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County also seem to be enjoying the experience this summer. The Humane Society has launched a new program called Happy Tales, in which...

Navigating a noisy world

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Like so many things, hearing aids have grown more sophisticated with modern technology. When Jodi Turnwald, an audioprosthologist at Findlay Hearing Aid Center, started her career, fitting someone with a hearing aid would take an hour to an hour and a...

Hancock County answered the call

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer World War I, which started 100 years ago this summer, isn’t talked about as much as World War II, said Joy Bennett, curator at the Hancock Historical Museum. But it, too, altered the lives of people in Hancock County and around the world....

Organization offers ‘hospice in the womb’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer DESHLER — For parents who learn their unborn child cannot survive, a Deshler nonprofit organization offers support and helps them make what memories they can. Kelly Gerken created Sufficient Grace Ministries in 2004 to assist families who have...

Wants vs. needs

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER For parents of teenagers it can be a constant dilemma: When should the parents buy something for their children and when should the teen use his or her own money? There are no hard and fast rules but it may help to think in terms of wants versus...