Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By LINDA J. STOCKTON Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, affects young and old alike. Some people think it’s the same thing as shyness, but they are wrong. Social anxiety disorder involves chronic and unrelenting extreme fear and avoidance of social...

Weekend: During this month of thanksgiving, thank a veteran, ask about their story

By SHAWN OCHS November is a month-long celebration of thanksgiving. We celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday. Veterans are all around us, each with their own story of honor, duty and commitment. Some veterans have deeply hidden and private memories, while others share their time of...

Corps outlines flood projects, rural opponents speaking out

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Army Corps of Engineers officials on Friday said the comparison of costs and benefits was a major factor as a tentative plan was crafted for Blanchard River flood control in Hancock County. Several ideas were abandoned if projected benefits...

Business owners: mixed reactions

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While rural Hancock County residents seethed and scolded Friday about a tentative flood-control plan, downtown Findlay business owners worked like any other day. Several business owners said they knew little about the plan on Friday. After sustaining...

Citizens crowd into corps’ ‘closed’ press conference

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Friday’s flood-control meeting wasn’t so private, after all. It was initially billed by the Army Corps of Engineers as a “media-only event,” but about 25 area residents crowded alongside reporters into a Hancock County...

Armes family donating $1M toward new cancer center

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Roy and Marcia Armes understand the struggle that accompanies cancer and that’s why they want to make it easier for others to beat it. The couple was announced Friday as the lead donors for Blanchard Valley Health System’s new cancer center...

Signup period starting for 2015 health insurance

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Signups for 2015 health insurance under Obamacare start today, and they are expected to go much smoother. Last year, people going to healthcare.gov encountered glitches, but these have been fixed and the application is “more streamlined,”...

Interstate crashes injure six

Two separate crashes on Interstate 75 at Findlay injured six people and shut down both southbound lanes for two hours Thursday night. The crashes occurred about 6:20 p.m. Thursday near the U.S. 224 exit, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Ayanda Mkhize,...
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