‘Classic’ movies stand the test of time

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Movie buffs Jerry Sisser and Joy Bennett say movies of different eras can teach you a lot about that point in history. The two organize a monthly showing of classic movies at the Hancock Historical Museum, which will resume in April. Bennett is the...

The allure of the theater remains strong

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As the entertainment awards season heats up, moviegoers will be paying close attention. James Dickman, managing director at Carmike Cinema, and Lynnette Coppler, audiovisual manager at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, said they have many...

Financial struggles make navigating college tougher

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Deadlines for papers and studying for tests aren’t the only challenges community college students face. Many struggle financially, too. In December, the Wisconsin Hope Lab released a report, “Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food and Housing...

How sweet it isn’t: Pet owners may be unaware of toxic items

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Eating things they shouldn’t is something pets are known for, but many pet owners might not realize that some common household items can be toxic. One example is the artificial sweetener xylitol, more commonly used than it once was, which is...

50 North to expand program offerings

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Long known for hosting a variety of activities, 50 North will be expanding to offer even more in 2016, including improvisational acting, singing, hiking and cross-country skiing. “S20: Seniors Singing Out” will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to...

Setting financial goals for 2016

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER With a new year comes the chance for a new start in many areas of life — including finances. For those whose goal is to reduce debt or build savings in 2016, Jenny Schaub, program coordinator for Hancock Saves, has advice for how to break goals...

Staying for the holidays

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer College students often enjoy spending Christmas and New Year’s back home, but when home is thousands of miles away, that may not be practical. Some of the University of Findlay’s many international students plan to use their nearly...

A full house for Christmas

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Christmas is a time when even those who don’t normally go to church often find themselves attending. Pastors are reaching out to welcome those who aren’t regular churchgoers, and to encourage them to come back. “You’re not...

Addiction epidemic takes toll on families

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER As Findlay grapples with a rise in opiate addiction, the community is also seeing a rise in the number of middle-aged adults raising their grandchildren because their children can no longer care for them. “It wasn’t anything I ever...

Compassion, comfort and consolation

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church will host a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today. The feast day honors Mary, mother of Jesus, and is particularly celebrated by people of Mexican descent. The Toledo Diocese is...