Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts square off

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER A fake post online was what got Braden Richards into “cubing” — the art and science of solving Rubik’s Cubes. The post claimed an algorithm existed that could be used to solve any mixed-up cube in 20 moves. “So I...

Sales tax hike before Allen County voters

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Allen County voters will decide May 8 whether to approve an additional 10-year, 0.20 percent sales tax. The tax would generate about $3.5 million annually for a permanent improvement fund. Four major projects would be completed, according to...

Three school districts seek levy renewals

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Voters in three Hancock County school districts will vote on four tax requests in May. All the taxes are renewals. Liberty-Benton Liberty-Benton School District voters will decide whether to renew two emergency levies for 10 years. The levies...

FHS class project puts focus on sexual assault, stereotypes

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER When a customer uses a gasoline pump, they have to press “yes” or “no” to tell the machine whether they want a receipt printed. “If a gas pump has the decency to receive someone’s consent to print a receipt,...

Arlington Local Schools acquires 35-acre parcel

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Local Schools purchased 35 acres to the west of the school in March and plans to pursue a new school building in the future. “At some point, yes,” Superintendent Kevin Haught wrote in response to an email...

WITH VIDEO: Statue commemorates MLK’s 1968 speech

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — In a statue unveiled Tuesday on the campus of Ohio Northern University, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is portrayed as many might think of him: dressed in a suit, standing at a podium speaking. The civil rights leader spoke at ONU in...

City schools’ financial forecast improves

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The financial forecast for Findlay City Schools has again improved, but the district is still projected to end the current fiscal year in deficit spending. That deficit is $919,838 in Treasurer Mike Barnhart’s latest calculations, presented...

Ohio Northern to dedicate Martin Luther King statue

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — Ohio Northern University will dedicate a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. next week outside Taft Memorial Building, where the civil rights leader made one of his last college speeches before his assassination 50 years ago....

Home improvement: Coming in loud and clear

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The quality of a home theater doesn’t depend as much on cost as one might think. Proper speaker placement is more important than buying the most expensive audio system, explained Don Hindenach, owner of House of Hindenach A/V Systems in...

Ohio Supreme Court meets at Ottawa-Glandorf

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — The Ohio Supreme Court convened Wednesday at Ottawa-Glandorf High School for its first off-site session in Putnam County, giving local high school students an up-close look at oral arguments. Prior to convening, the justices...