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....

International visitor praises work of Findlay Kiwanis Club

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Kiwanis International needs to grow its membership not for its own sake, but because the work Kiwanis does saves children’s lives, the president-elect of the international service organization told the Kiwanis Club of Findlay on Wednesday. Dr....

WITH VIDEO: ‘Mobile billboard’ makes stop in Findlay

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio brought its NAMImobile to Findlay Tuesday as part of a statewide tour to raise awareness and end discrimination against people with mental illness. The NAMImobile is a 31-foot recreational vehicle painted...

Memories still vivid for WWII veteran

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s been 70 years but Norval Knouse can still sing the song of the Third Infantry Division. The 101-year-old World War II veteran, who joined the Army in 1944 at the age of 31, had never been outside northwestern Ohio before joining the...