Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” contemporary young adult novels like the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, and even the Bible — these books may not appear at first...

Hike restores Forest man’s faith in humanity

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After more than 2,000 miles of hiking, it isn’t the scenery Brent Kidd will most remember — it’s the people. Kidd, a native of Findlay who now lives in Forest, recently completed the Appalachian Trail. It stretches from Springer...

Former McComb mayor a loving mom, grandma

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Mary Sterrett was McComb’s only female mayor, but, to her family, she was a loving mother and grandmother. Sterrett, who died on July 7 at age 85, served as mayor from 1976 to 1980. She ran for mayor because “she was upset about...

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...