Say it with confidence

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Public speaking may be often cited as one of the most common fears, but if a recent Toastmasters meeting is any indication, it can also be cause for laughter and good-natured camaraderie. About 16 people attended the meeting of the Findlay Old...

Managing diabetes is a 24-hour job

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER November is National Diabetes Month, and the Findlay Health Department is holding several events to raise awareness that the disease is prevalent but physical activity and a healthy diet can prevent long-term complications. Events include a walking...

Take the scare out of Halloween treats

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer One of the scariest things at Halloween for many families isn’t a ghost or goblin — it’s a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Children with allergies to peanuts or other foods are at risk during trick or treating and...

Happily ever after in Camelot

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When a troupe of professional actors performs “Camelot” at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo starting today, they will be joined by an aspiring young actor from Findlay. Jeremy Gobrogge, 13, will play the role of Tom of Warwick, a young boy...

Soldier in the spotlight

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer An Upper Sandusky native who came out as a gay soldier on national television just days after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” has written a book about his experiences. Stephen Snyder-Hill, now a Columbus resident, is the...

WITH VIDEO: Former Miss Minnesota shares passion for music

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Findlay High School orchestra students learned about music and about the Miss America pageant all at once when Rebecca Yeh, last year’s Miss Minnesota, spoke to orchestra students. Yeh, from Nisswah, Minnesota, is now a third-year pharmacy...

Counselors sought who have ‘walked the walk’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Wanted: community members who are in recovery from addiction or mental illness. Century Health, a nonprofit substance abuse and mental health outpatient clinic, is recruiting both paid and volunteer “peer support” workers to help others...

Hospice volunteer finds new family

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Volunteering at Bridge Hospice isn’t just a way to pass the time for Lester Tesnow, but is how he has found what he describes as his new family. Tesnow, of Findlay, was recently named the Hospice Volunteer of the Year by the Ohio Council for...

‘Give your tastebuds a whirl’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer An area nonprofit is holding a three-course dinner as a fundraising event, but there’s a twist: dinner will be served in the dark to raise awareness of what it’s like to be blind. Lodestar Guiding Angels for the Blind, which trains guide...

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Twenty years after Frida Umuhoza was clubbed over the head and left for dead among the bodies of her murdered family members, she speaks on forgiveness, reconciliation and faith. Umuhoza was 14 in 1994, when 1 million residents of the African country...