Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By NANCY J. STEPHANI EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is the new treatment technique for a variety of anxiety issues, particularly post-traumatic stress syndrome. There are training programs for clinicians that include a period of supervision time for the...

Prostitution ‘big’ in region; online ads lure customers

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer Prostitution is “big” in the Findlay area, says a former call girl, and people don’t realize it because “it’s higher class.” “I think people are very naive to it because it’s happening right under...

Former prostitute: Sex started in childhood, then came drugs

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer Jill learned about sex before she knew how to color. She was sexually abused by a family member when she was 3 years old. “I was a very sexually active child,” she said. “That was pretty much what I knew at a young age.”...

Region’s drug deaths climb toward urban level

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer Hancock County’s number of fatal heroin overdoses is rising, and the region’s drug fatalities may reach the level of Ohio’s “urban problem,” according to one expert. In 2015, there were 16 overdose deaths in Hancock...

America’s retailers are in transition

Chris Oaks spoke with noted corporate bankruptcy attorney Charles Tatelbaum. Q: S&P Ratings Services reported this week that (corporate) debt defaults so far this year are at their highest level since the 2009 recession. Many of those are from energy companies squeezed by low...

Harrington spent $10,000 on failed bid for county job

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay 5th Ward Councilman John Harrington spent $10,113 on his failed attempt to win the Republican nomination for Hancock County commissioner in the March 15 primary election, his post-election campaign spending report shows. Commissioner Brian...

Marathon Center’s marketing director leaving, interim hired

Kathleen Stacy has resigned as marketing director of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, effective May 6, citing the death of a family member. For the next several months, the center has retained Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to provide interim marketing leadership. Ronda...

Man injured during fire identified

The man who fell from a third-floor window during a Findlay apartment fire on Thursday has been identified. Laron A. Trice, 40, of Findlay, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after he fell from a window while escaping the fire at 708 N. Main St., according...
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