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Chaplains provide ‘a ministry of presence’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. — Matthew 25:35-36 The...

Volunteers serve up huge holiday meal in Findlay

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER More than 300 volunteers — using 73 turkeys and 195 pounds of butter — created a successful Thanksgiving Day community dinner at Findlay’s StoneBridge Church. Organizers planned for 2,400 people. The Rev. Michael Wise, lead pastor of...

But first, give thanks

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER When you think of Thanksgiving, you may think of turkey or cranberries — OK, maybe your mind goes first to pumpkin pie. But also, maybe, think about giving thanks. It just may change your life. The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction...

2 ovarian cancer survivors, 1 shared passion

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Anne Hermiller and Sarah Ludinich experienced ovarian cancer at different stages in life. What’s similar is their passion for making other women more aware of the disease and its effects. Hermiller, of Findlay, learned she had cancer in 2014....

Once ‘de facto national church’ marks 200 years

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio is celebrating its 200th anniversary and the rector of the Findlay church will be attending the celebration. The Rev. John Drymon, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Findlay, said the Episcopal church is a place...

‘Obamacare’ enrollment period shorter

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “Obamacare” has not, in fact, been repealed. Open enrollment for 2018 on the health insurance “marketplace” started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. Findlay insurance agent Heidi Rupp said her clients are aware of this period,...

Veterans’ voices locked in the vault

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER If you’re a veteran, the Hancock Historical Museum wants you. Joy Bennett, the museum’s curator, has been collecting oral histories of veterans for the museum. She is also writing a book on Korean War veterans and their experiences....

In infant loss, nurses trained to deliver bad news

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The mother hadn’t thought about the need to sign a birth certificate and death certificate at the same time. It was silent, after she pushed and delivered the baby. Soon after, the baby’s grandmother held her for a bit. The mother...

Seniors ‘light up’ at sight of spirited young trick-or-treaters

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Decades ago, they dressed up themselves — maybe as ghosts with holes cut in their mothers’ bedsheets. But Thursday night, the residents at St. Catherine’s Manor of Findlay were the ones handing out candy to today’s little...

Card tourney bridges players near and far

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER They were there to win, definitely. But they were also there because they really, really liked bridge. A lot. As in, the organizers of the event at 50 North scheduled it at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday so that a group from Fostoria — after playing...