All posts by Anita Doseck

A Heart for Horses

Turning a passion into a career path Horses are fascinating animals—intelligent, perceptive, and affectionate. While many young adults partake in horseback riding, a select few decide to turn their passion for horses into a lifelong career. Enter the University of Findlay. Findlay is home to a nationally-recognized program UF offers one of only a few

Passion for Teaching

Local teacher receives state award As a high school student, Tonya Thorbahn volunteered to work with a young man with Down Syndrome. “I just fell in love with the classroom and the experience,” she said. “When I came to the University of Findlay, I knew I was going to pursue special education, and I haven’t

Growing Great Kids

“4-H is about family, tradition, and passing the legacy of leadership, hard work and skills on to the next generation,” says Cassie Anderson, extension educator for 4-H youth development for the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office in Hancock County. Anderson grew up on a cattle farm in Auglaize County, Ohio, where her family has

Support For Addicted Moms-To-Be

Pregnant women who are addicted to opiates face an increased risk of health complications from both the drug use and the lack of prenatal care. Every woman who gives birth at Blanchard Valley Hospital is screened for drugs in her system, something that is standard at most hospitals. But by then, the effects of the

Advocating For Foster Families

Stephanie Parsons has faced challenges and tragedy in her life, but the mom of three and operations director of the Findlay Family YMCA has turned her trials into something positive to benefit others. A foundation of values Stephanie attributes her success in life to the values that her parents instilled in her at an early