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...

On Sept. 11, 2001, Americans grieved together as a nation

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer On Sept. 11, 2001, and in the days and weeks that followed, America mourned as a nation. “Sept. 11 produced incalculable grief,” said Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator at Bridge Hospice. She said this doesn’t typically happen at...

WITH VIDEO: Shifting the ‘focus’ to recovery

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER People ask staff at Focus on Friends about the people in recovery from mental health, substance abuse and trauma issues who walk through their doors: “What do you call them?” Their answer? “People.” Wayne Ford, executive...

Stopping the cycle is just the beginning

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Elder abuse is underreported, but reporting it is just the beginning. Next comes ensuring the senior has a stable life once the abuse is stopped. The Area Agency on Aging 3, based in Lima, is recruiting volunteers in each of the seven counties they...

Keep ye ballgowns and breeches clean

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER What do kerosene, egg yolks, chloroform and vinegar have in common? If you guessed that all were used in 19th-century laundry, you’re right. If you didn’t, or if you need a refresher course, you might want to attend Casey Heilman’s...

WITH VIDEO: What’s growing in the garden?

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Gardening doesn’t just happen in an individual’s backyard. Sometimes, it happens in a community. First Presbyterian Church, 50 North and the Family Center are among Findlay sites with community gardens — in which many different...

Washed out BalloonFest inspires ‘rainy day’ campaign

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER David Trisel was glad in mid-August when it finally rained. But he realized CASA/GAL of Findlay and Hancock County, whose main fundraiser had been rained out, might see things differently. So Trisel set upon the idea of a “rainy day”...

Findlay’s Focus on Friends earns national accolade

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Focus on Friends has been honored on the national level for its Recovery Month efforts last year. The nonprofit organization has been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the agency within the U.S. Department of...

Quilters craft blankets from late veteran’s T-shirts

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Nine months after Tommy Dawson’s death, his family has received quilts made out of the late veteran’s T-shirts. Tommy Dawson, of Arlington, died Nov. 8 at age 43. His father, Bill Dawson, recently received the quilts a group of Bluffton...

Hardin County’s Amish are ‘part of God’s country’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Drive down the road in Hardin County and you are likely to see horses and buggies passing by. You are in Amish country. The Amish lifestyle is centered around farming, and the Old Order Amish do not use tractors but do use modern farm equipment pulled...