Imam dispels misconceptions of Islam

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer There are many misunderstandings about Islam, and the way to combat them is through education, said Imam Talal Eid. Imam and director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Eid gave a talk Thursday at Owens Community College in...

Celebrating Black History Month

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer With education on everything from the Flint, Michigan water crisis to the history of soul food, the Black History Month celebrations at the University of Findlay aim to get students thinking about a variety of issues. People may associate Black...

Toledo Symphony concert to celebrate the Oscars

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER On Friday, the new Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will host its first orchestra performance with “Toledo Symphony Celebrates the Oscars!” The show, nine days before Hollywood’s annual Academy Awards broadcast, will feature...

Learning to make good choices

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER RAWSON — Students at Cory-Rawson High School learned the importance of making good choices while driving as part of an event to celebrate Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Week at the school. Family, Career and Community Leaders of...

Guardians make a difference

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When an adult has been legally judged incompetent to make their own decisions, a guardian is appointed to care for them. Volunteer guardians are currently being recruited by 50 North, which held a training recently. Probate and Juvenile Court Judge...

Van Buren students celebrate Chinese New Year

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Students at Van Buren middle and high schools learned to make dumplings to celebrate Chinese New Year — just one of many activities in which they are learning Chinese language and culture. Visiting teacher Tracy Wang is...

WITH VIDEO: Native-language worship an important element of faith

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Spanish speakers who want to worship in their native language have several options. The Rev. Juan Salinas, senior pastor at Church of the Living God, where bilingual services are offered, said many people whose first language is Spanish speak some...

Sneaking fun into learning: Literacy nights to be held locally

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Children won’t know it, but they’ll be learning a lot at a series of literacy nights — thanks to a collaboration of a wide variety of organizations. The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County received $6,500 from Handbags That Help and...

‘Classic’ movies stand the test of time

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Movie buffs Jerry Sisser and Joy Bennett say movies of different eras can teach you a lot about that point in history. The two organize a monthly showing of classic movies at the Hancock Historical Museum, which will resume in April. Bennett is the...

The allure of the theater remains strong

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As the entertainment awards season heats up, moviegoers will be paying close attention. James Dickman, managing director at Carmike Cinema, and Lynnette Coppler, audiovisual manager at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, said they have many...