All posts by Lisa Crawford

International Adoption Connects Mother And Son

When Rachel Walter was a little girl, she dreamed of adopting a child someday. Eventually, in travels for her former employer, the University of Findlay (UF), that desire was enhanced. On one visit to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, a UF student showed Rachel a picture he had taken. The camera had captured Rachel

Grace Speaks Makes a Move

A brick residential home has been overhauled inside to provide the 501(C)(3) non-profit Grace Speaks with three well-equipped clinic rooms for families in need of affordable speech therapy. Grace Speaks was founded by Nicole Leslie and her husband Dr. Todd Leslie to provide a low-cost option for speech therapy for families in Hancock County. The

Welcoming A Daughter From China

There is a virtual hill to climb in order to adopt internationally, and it is comprised of sheets and sheets of paper and months and months of waiting. Audrey Todd, 39, of McComb, describes international adoption as a “long rollercoaster.” While it can be exhausting, “it is exciting to know you have this child out

Passionate About The Public Library

There are many treasures to be found at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Most are literary in nature, but some are very human indeed. The Youth Advisory Board— often referred to as YAB— falls into the latter category. A shared love of books YAB members value and support the library with their time, ideas and

Is Your Teenager Getting Enough Sleep?

If you think only adults struggle with sleep problems, think again. According to Daniel J. Sak, doctor of osteopathic medicine and medical director of the Center, his patients include several adolescents aged 12-18.

Tackled By A Rare Condition

It may be unusual for a high school lineman to score touchdowns— one while playing for his freshman team and he other as a highlight of his senior season— but Andrew Burnett bookended his time playing for the Arlington Red Devils with two TDs. Although both of his freshman and senior seasons proved memorable, it’s