Blood thinners are sometimes a necessary risk

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Many people take blood thinners and for a variety of reasons. The medication is commonly prescribed for ailments such as stroke and atrial fibrillation, a history of deep-vein thrombosis or a hereditary blood clotting condition. The medications have...

Bank donates to arts center

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Fifth Third Bank on Friday donated $250,000 to the Hancock County Performing Arts Center, the governing board of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Bob LaClair, president of Fifth Third Bank in northwestern Ohio, presented a check to the...

Waste not, want not

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay often has food left over at its dining hall. The City Mission needs food to serve meals to its residents and drop-in diners. Putting the two together seemed like a natural fit to Tessa Brown, a junior at the university who...

WITH VIDEO: Geocaching: ‘High-tech treasure hunt’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER In parks, near waterfalls, in cemeteries, in urban areas and just about anywhere, geocachers young and old enjoy the pastime of what area geocacher Jim Engard referred to as a “high-tech treasure hunt.” Geocachers use a GPS or smartphone...

Adoption keeps siblings together

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer A group of professionals gathered to raise awareness of child abuse also got to witness the adoption of a toddler on Wednesday. Brian and Martha Davis adopted their daughter, Autumn, 17 months, in a ceremony at St. Andrew’s United Methodist...

Agency’s mission is to ‘keep people farming’

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Farming is hard work, and even harder should the farmer have a disability. Ronald Cornwell, of rural Arlington, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. Thanks to Ohio AgrAbility, a partnership between Ohio State University and Easter Seals that...

Old-time dresses offered little comfort

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Acquiring clothing today is fairly easy, but in Colonial times making clothing was a time-intensive process. Seamstress Lee Rose gave a presentation on Colonial clothing construction at Wednesday’s meeting of the Fort Findlay chapter of the...

On-field rescue leads to marriage

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, scheduled April 12 in Findlay, is a chance for the organization to raise money. But it’s also a chance to raise awareness of heart disease. Brittney Bickers knows firsthand how important it is...

Civitan club looks to thrive once again

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer As Findlay’s Civitan club approaches its 50th anniversary, membership has decreased to just 19 people and the club is looking to recruit new members in its mission to help people with special needs. The Findlay Area chapter of Civitan...

Make a plan and be ready

  By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Disaster planning is important for everyone. But there are particular concerns for people who have disabilities. Ron Rooker with the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross advocates disaster preparedness for everyone but said someone...