19% of adults considered binge drinkers

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Consuming alcohol is a normal part of life for many of us, but some approaches are riskier than others. According to the Hancock County 2015 Community Health Assessment, released last April, fewer youths in Hancock County are drinking. The opposite is...

Exchange student ‘Czechs’ out America

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Findlay is a long way from home for Jan Kozlík, but he’s enjoying getting to know new people and explore American culture. Kozlík, 17, is from Písek, Czech Republic. He’s studying at Findlay High School this year through Rotary Youth...

Younger generation carries church bazaar torch

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The torch for the St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church bazaar has been passed to a new generation, and they’ve got a lot planned for visitors Nov. 12. Co-chairwomen Kerry Clapper, 43, and Mary Rood, 37, are making an effort to get...

WITH VIDEO: St. Mike’s students strum ukuleles with gusto

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Ukulele mania has taken hold at St. Michael Catholic School. Students are giving up their study hall to practice. They’re going home and learning new songs, then coming back to school to demonstrate to teacher Robert Ciesluk. And even...

Just one ‘Obamacare’ carrier left in county

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Confused about Obamacare? There are fewer carrier options — in Hancock County, there is actually only one left — but there are still people who can help you make sense of it. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care...

‘Moderate,’ ‘extremist’ and the 2016 election

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER There is great diversity among Muslims, attendees learned at a panel discussion at the University of Findlay on Thursday night. Panelists included Ahmad Hussein Al-eteiwi, a UF graduate student from Jordan; Nada Bahammam, a UF undergraduate student...

Seniors recall Halloween frights and delights

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It isn’t just children who feel passionately about Halloween. Many seniors do, too. Emotions can include fright (of answering the door to strangers while home alone), delight (at dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters) and nostalgia (for the...

Findlay recovery agency to represent Ohio

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A Findlay organization will represent Ohio as the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration plans Recovery Month activities for next year. Wayne Ford, executive director of Focus on Friends, has been assigned as a national...

Medicare experts: Shop around for your best plan

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer It’s Medicare open enrollment season, and those needing help can get it locally by appointment, as well as online and over the phone. Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program for seniors 65 and older, as well as certain others...

Volunteers craft ‘angel gowns’ from love and lace

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Sue Leddy knows full well the pain of experiencing a stillbirth: she lost her first grandchild. Now, she is leading a group of Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary volunteers creating “angel gowns” out of old wedding gowns to give parents...