Japanese statesman to visit Findlay

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Kiyoski Ueda, governor of Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will visit Findlay on Saturday. A prefecture is like a state in the United States. Ueda will participate in two presentations open to the public, both to be held at the Ritz Auditorium, Old Main, at...

Gentlemen, start your ovens

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Each year, the Hancock County Fair offers a baking contest open only to men, who compete using the same recipe. This year it was sugar cookies. Seven men entered the competition. One, Bruce Depinet of Findlay, also entered several other categories at...

It’s all about collaboration

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Ohio State University Extension turns 100 this year and the Hancock County office will be celebrating at the Hancock County Fair. A display highlighting the extension’s work can be seen in the Youth Building throughout the fair’s run....

WITH VIDEO: A cautionary tale

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Once the passenger pigeon was so numerous that, when a flock passed overhead, the sky would darken for hours. By 1914 the bird was extinct. A century later, wildlife conservationists strive to raise awareness of its life and what its extinction might...

Museum to dedicate Heminger Memorial Garden

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The Barbara and Ed Heminger Memorial Garden at the Hancock Historical Museum will be dedicated at a ceremony Thursday night. The late Ed Heminger, who was publisher and editor of The Courier, and chairman of the Findlay Publishing Co., was one of the...

Picnics can be economical and memorable

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer With the right venue and the right menu, a picnic can be a special way to celebrate summer. Do it right and it may be something your children will remember for decades to come. Karen McDougall, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistant at...

Teachers’ trip will benefit students

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Students at several area schools will have the chance this school year to learn more about life in Japan, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship educational tour program which allowed several area teachers to travel there this summer. Nine Hancock County...

Team formed to assess lasting effects of trauma

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER An inaugural training session for the newly formed Hancock County Trauma-Informed Learning Community Team was held Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The team includes representatives from more than 20 organizations including mental health, law...

Quilts led the way to freedom

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It is believed that in the 1850s, quilts held coded messages to help escaping slaves find their way north. The Hancock Historical Museum is the recent recipient of a quilt that replicates these messages. Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay created the quilt...

A ‘hospital for the hurting’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Harvest Time International Ministries is the kind of church whose members don’t like to stay “within the four walls” of the church, but instead want to emphasize community outreach, said the church’s pastor, the Rev. Alfred De...