Virtual reality helps patients sail through procedures

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Children with hemophilia need to get stuck with needles constantly to get infusions — a scary experience. Now, thanks to the work of a Findlay native, they can escape their anxiety by immersing themselves in a world of pirates, dragons and...

Anthem plans to pull out of ‘Obamacare’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The sole “Obamacare” carrier selling individual insurance plans in Hancock County will not do so in 2018. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday it would no longer offer individual insurance plans through the health care...

Findlay’s faithful trace the steps of Martin Luther

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It was more than the typical tourist trip: A group from area Lutheran churches got to see the places where Martin Luther had lived — where the Protestant Reformation began. In 1517, Martin Luther wrote the “95 Theses” which attacked...

Prevention efforts evolve from ‘Just Say No’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Anyone now in their 30s or early 40s can likely remember the ad well: An image of a sizzling egg, with the words “This is your brain on drugs.” This, along with “Just Say No,” were common messages aimed at keeping teens from...

The (small-town) doctor is in

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER CAREY — Growing up, Dr. Troy Puckett liked that everybody knows everybody in Carey. “A lot of people don’t like that but I do,” he said. After his education and starting his career, the 38-year-old moved back home and began...

Volunteer creates lasting Legacy

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Linda Schwepe, volunteer at The Heritage in Findlay, has been named 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Ohio Health Care Association, the state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities. Schwepe’s involvement began three...

WITH VIDEO: Archers, take your best shot!

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The temperature was in the 40s and a wind advisory had only just been lifted, but those brave enough to attend a recent archery class at Oakwoods Nature Preserve were undaunted. Many had never tried the activity before. When teacher Michelle...

WITH VIDEO: Deaf ministry speaks volumes

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Gateway Church wants to make sure you can understand their service — even if you can’t hear it. The church has started a new deaf ministry in which services are interpreted in sign language. The endeavor came about after a conversation...

Roll the dice at gaming event

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The world of board games goes beyond Scrabble and Monopoly — and area enthusiasts are ready to introduce you to many other games at an event Saturday. Post Board Gaming in Findlay will be hosting an event for International Tabletop Day....

Two-day workshop helps participants become their ‘happiest, healthiest self’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Focus on Friends is holding a two-day workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Planning, an international self-help movement for wellness and recovery, in May. The Findlay nonprofit organization is a recovery center, with a focus on helping those in...