WITH VIDEO: Geocaching: ‘High-tech treasure hunt’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER In parks, near waterfalls, in cemeteries, in urban areas and just about anywhere, geocachers young and old enjoy the pastime of what area geocacher Jim Engard referred to as a “high-tech treasure hunt.” Geocachers use a GPS or smartphone...

Adoption keeps siblings together

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A group of professionals gathered to raise awareness of child abuse also got to witness the adoption of a toddler on Wednesday. Brian and Martha Davis adopted their daughter, Autumn, 17 months, in a ceremony at St. Andrew’s United Methodist...

Agency’s mission is to ‘keep people farming’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Farming is hard work, and even harder should the farmer have a disability. Ronald Cornwell, of rural Arlington, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. Thanks to Ohio AgrAbility, a partnership between Ohio State University and Easter Seals that...

Old-time dresses offered little comfort

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Acquiring clothing today is fairly easy, but in Colonial times making clothing was a time-intensive process. Seamstress Lee Rose gave a presentation on Colonial clothing construction at Wednesday’s meeting of the Fort Findlay chapter of the...

On-field rescue leads to marriage

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, scheduled April 12 in Findlay, is a chance for the organization to raise money. But it’s also a chance to raise awareness of heart disease. Brittney Bickers knows firsthand how important it is...

Civitan club looks to thrive once again

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer As Findlay’s Civitan club approaches its 50th anniversary, membership has decreased to just 19 people and the club is looking to recruit new members in its mission to help people with special needs. The Findlay Area chapter of Civitan...

Make a plan and be ready

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Disaster planning is important for everyone. But there are particular concerns for people who have disabilities. Ron Rooker with the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross advocates disaster preparedness for everyone but said someone...

WITH VIDEO: Carvers shape friendships as well as wood

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER For the men and women who gather at Millstream Wood Carvers every Tuesday and Thursday, the time spent carving together is a chance to share a hobby. But it’s also a chance to form friendships that span age and cultural divides. Take Richard...

Still a long way to go

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Since 1881, the American Association of University Women has been working to eliminate barriers for women and girls. They’ve made a lot of progress, but there’s still work to be done. That was the message AAUW’s national executive...

Pastor remembered for love of family, history

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Oscar Conrad Schultz Jr. was a teacher, historian, husband, father and grandfather, and a pastor who could read and speak Hebrew fluently. “He was one of those guys that always seemed to do the right thing “¦ one of the more thoughtful men...