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...

Drifting Catholics offered help ‘Awakening Faith’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Michelle Cole had left the Catholic church years ago, but something was pulling her back. She attended Awakening Faith, a class at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church for people who have drifted away from the Catholic church and are now...

An outdoorsman’s monumental achievement

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A scenic, wildlife-inhabited new national monument is in Maine, but a Findlay native was instrumental in its creation. Jeremy Sheaffer is Maine state director for The Wilderness Society, based in Hallowell, Maine. The 49-year-old is a 1986 Arlington...

WITH VIDEO: From shelving books to shoveling snow, librarians do it all

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Checking out and reshelving books, answering phone calls and reference questions, looking things up on microfilm, leading story time and decorating for the holidays — at a small-town library, it’s often one person doing all those things...

A ‘stick’-ler for the details

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The joy of building things out of craft sticks spans the generations in David White’s family. White, who turns 91 in November, recently built a replica model of his family home and barn west of McComb out of Popsicle sticks. The project took two...

Psychologist advises ‘different ways to interact’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Chances are, you don’t like to be confronted — most people don’t. So an internationally renowned psychologist who created a nonconfrontational approach to “intervention” with substance abusers came to Findlay to teach...

WITH VIDEO: ‘God created us to be together, not alone’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Serving with the poor, engaging young adults, building ecumenical relationships — for the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin, serving as bishop is all about people and the connections they form with one another. Beaudoin was elected to a six-year term as...

WITH VIDEO: Ada woman undergoes heart-stopping surgery

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer ADA — On Karen Reams’ 55th birthday, she had just learned she had a fatal illness. Soon after her 56th, she’ll have a surgery expected to cure it altogether. That’s because doctors plan to stop her heart today. Twice. Reams,...

Golf tourney reaches final round

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER After 20 years, $70,000 raised for charity, and too many shared family memories to count, the Babb family is preparing to hold its final golf outing for Children’s Mentoring Connection. Tony Babb said when his father died at 59 in January 1997,...

Mouthguard tackles concussions: Findlay dentist honored for work

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Dr. Jack Winters has for decades been interested both in dentistry and football, a combination which led to doing extensive research on the use of mouthguards to protect injury. On Friday, the dentist will receive a statewide honor, the Ohio Dental...