Library program aims to improve computer literacy

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer So much is done on the computer these days yet many Ohioans aren’t computer literate. A new program of Ohio’s libraries and AmeriCorps aims to change this. The program, Guiding Ohio Online, will offer computer classes this fall at 30 rural...

Blooms provide more than just beauty

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Judges from America in Bloom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautification of communities, visited the University of Findlay on Thursday. And they liked what they saw. Katy Moss Warner and Barbara Vincentsen traveled to Findlay as volunteers...

A tale of two cities

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer GLANDORF — It’s a tale of two Glandorfs. Residents of Glandorf, Ohio, which was originally settled by immigrants from Glandorf, Germany, will be hosting guests from their namesake village this week. A delegation of 53 guests from Glandorf,...

40 for the 40th

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As it approaches its 40th anniversary, Children’s Mentoring Connection is looking to recruit new mentors — 40, to be exact. The organization matches children with mentors, who generally work one-on-one. There is also a school mentoring...

Volunteer ride service has potential here

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The founder of a network in which volunteers in private vehicles transport senior citizens and people with disabilities brought her ideas to Findlay on Tuesday, outlining how the model works in larger cities and what it might look like in a rural...

Wheeling for a good cause

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Eric Duling entered the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike to the Bay ride 25 years ago simply because he enjoys bicycling. He has not missed a year since, and has become more passionate about his role in raising money for multiple sclerosis....

Plastic surgery is not just for vanity procedures

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer As soon as Dr. Subhash Patel tells someone he’s a plastic surgeon, “the first thing that comes to mind” is people getting their nose fixed, he said. But plastic surgery involves a lot more than just nose jobs and tummy tucks,...

Area workers follow law to letter

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER In northwestern Ohio, most public servants who were asked for public documents turned them over readily to strangers who did not identify themselves. No requester was outright denied public records in seven northwestern counties, but some did have to...

WITH VIDEO: Germs, germs, go away

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Sure, the doctors and the nurses get the credit for taking care of patients at a hospital, but without a dedicated housekeeping staff, it would be difficult to restore patients to health. Behind the scenes, dozens of housekeepers at Blanchard Valley...

A year’s worth of memories

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When area high school students get their yearbooks this fall, they’ll be seeing a year’s worth of work by many of their classmates. Most schools’ yearbooks are produced by students who enroll in a class to learn how it’s done....