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...

Cooking with a soft touch

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Problems chewing don’t mean you have to live off of mashed potatoes — there’s a lot out there you can eat, and Kristine Benishek has found the recipes for you. Benishek, of Findlay, has authored a cookbook “Simply Soft...

Through a lens gladly

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer After 40 years, 1,500 weddings and about 26,000 portraits, Findlay photographer Terry Baker is hanging up his camera. Baker, co-owner with his wife Rande of Baker Photography, started his business in 1974 and has photographed weddings, athletic teams,...

Flying from the nest into the world

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER It’s exciting to be a college freshman and to fledge the parents’ nest, but adjusting to dorm living and especially a new roommate can pose challenges. Most university students have not had to share a room before, said Justin F. Courtney,...