‘Moderate,’ ‘extremist’ and the 2016 election

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER There is great diversity among Muslims, attendees learned at a panel discussion at the University of Findlay on Thursday night. Panelists included Ahmad Hussein Al-eteiwi, a UF graduate student from Jordan; Nada Bahammam, a UF undergraduate student...

Seniors recall Halloween frights and delights

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It isn’t just children who feel passionately about Halloween. Many seniors do, too. Emotions can include fright (of answering the door to strangers while home alone), delight (at dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters) and nostalgia (for the...

Findlay recovery agency to represent Ohio

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A Findlay organization will represent Ohio as the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration plans Recovery Month activities for next year. Wayne Ford, executive director of Focus on Friends, has been assigned as a national...

Medicare experts: Shop around for your best plan

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer It’s Medicare open enrollment season, and those needing help can get it locally by appointment, as well as online and over the phone. Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program for seniors 65 and older, as well as certain others...

Volunteers craft ‘angel gowns’ from love and lace

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Sue Leddy knows full well the pain of experiencing a stillbirth: she lost her first grandchild. Now, she is leading a group of Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary volunteers creating “angel gowns” out of old wedding gowns to give parents...

Drifting Catholics offered help ‘Awakening Faith’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Michelle Cole had left the Catholic church years ago, but something was pulling her back. She attended Awakening Faith, a class at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church for people who have drifted away from the Catholic church and are now...

An outdoorsman’s monumental achievement

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER A scenic, wildlife-inhabited new national monument is in Maine, but a Findlay native was instrumental in its creation. Jeremy Sheaffer is Maine state director for The Wilderness Society, based in Hallowell, Maine. The 49-year-old is a 1986 Arlington...

WITH VIDEO: From shelving books to shoveling snow, librarians do it all

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Checking out and reshelving books, answering phone calls and reference questions, looking things up on microfilm, leading story time and decorating for the holidays — at a small-town library, it’s often one person doing all those things...

A ‘stick’-ler for the details

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The joy of building things out of craft sticks spans the generations in David White’s family. White, who turns 91 in November, recently built a replica model of his family home and barn west of McComb out of Popsicle sticks. The project took two...

Psychologist advises ‘different ways to interact’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Chances are, you don’t like to be confronted — most people don’t. So an internationally renowned psychologist who created a nonconfrontational approach to “intervention” with substance abusers came to Findlay to teach...