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...

ELCA bishop finds seeds of peace in Middle East

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin went to Israel on a fact-finding trip to see how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America might help bring about peace. While he was there, he also got to see where Jesus had lived. Beaudoin, bishop of the ELCA Northwestern...

BVH commits to in-stent heart care

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Nationwide, hospitals are treating heart attacks with stents more efficiently. But, although everyone knows someone who has had to have a stent put in — what does this actually mean? Dr. David Meier, an interventional cardiologist and medical...

McComb artist a lifelong ‘School of Life’ student

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Silvio Jimenez began drawing cartoon characters on his father’s floor in Mexico when he was about 3 years old. This led to painting murals in Texas and now, helping children become passionate about art in McComb. As a...

State Issue 2 prompts lively debate at UF forum

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER That state Issue 2 is confusing was one thing both sides agreed on in a debate at the University of Findlay Monday evening. Issue 2 would require state agencies to pay no more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. It...

Health care officials prepare, practice for major disasters

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Las Vegas shooting left more than 500 injured. What if something like that were to happen in Findlay? Are health care workers prepared? “You don’t know when that’s going to happen and I hope to God it never happens here,”...

Pastors vow to make couples’ big day special

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Between them, the four men have married roughly 1,600 people. But although weddings are part of the job for pastors, it never feels rote, said the Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor at St. Marks United Methodist Church. “I really want to make...

Treating ‘super lice’ a real head-scratcher

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER What’s itching, gluttonous and perhaps living on your child this very minute? Lice. Some are super, but generally speaking they’re regarded as not that great. And people seem to notice them more toward the beginning of the school year....