How to discuss school shootings with students

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT and EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER Open communication is essential in discussing the tough topic of school shootings with students, professionals in education, law enforcement and therapy say. Parents should not be scared to talk to their kids about school...

Findlay students to host conference

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will host “Discovery! A Student Centered Conference” in August, the school board was told Monday night. The conference will “feature students in key roles, not just as a subject of discussion,” said...

Two UF horses have equine herpes

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Two horses at the University of Findlay have tested positive for equine herpes virus, though they are not showing symptoms, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Those horses have been isolated and the English Equestrian Farm on...

New Findlay High learning space to open soon

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Superintendent Ed Kurt and Findlay High School Principal Ryan Imke told the school board Wednesday that Synergy Central, a collaborative learning space next to the library, has opened. Imke praised high school librarian Amanda Brasfield for...

Former FHS staffer under investigation

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT Staff Writer Former Findlay High School Assistant Principal Patrick Hickey is under investigation in Michigan for an alleged sexual relationship with a teenager years ago. A woman in 2016 told Michigan State Police about an alleged sexual relationship with...

State critical of Hilty Home in woman’s death

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER PANDORA — The Hilty Home resident who died of hypothermia earlier this month “had a history of exit-seeking behaviors” and “the facility failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided,” according to a report...

Community Council seeks to identify stores, groups that support LGBTQ people

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s LGBTQ+ Community Council is working to identify businesses, organizations and churches that support or affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. A directory of supportive businesses and other entities is being...

ECOT closing has little local impact

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The closing of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow affects about two dozen Findlay and Hancock County students, according to payment reports from the Ohio Department of Education. The most recent reports, from Jan. 12, show the following numbers...

King’s Ohio Northern University speech remembered

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — Fifty years ago, on Jan. 11, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Ohio Northern University. On Thursday, people who were in the audience that day said the civil rights leader was a truly gifted speaker. King’s speech...

‘The time is always ripe to do right’

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER In his 1968 speech at Ohio Northern University, Martin Luther King Jr. summarized the progress made and the work yet to do toward racial justice. He also discussed myths that he said impeded progress. King wanted to be realistic about the how far...
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