Findlay school board to vote on seeking security levy

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT Staff Writer Findlay school board will meet next Thursday to decide whether to put a safety and security levy on the November ballot. If the board proceeds with a levy, and voters approve it, Findlay Superintendent Ed Kurt said the district will spend the...

Democrat staying on November ballot for Ohio House seat

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Mary Harshfield will remain on the November ballot as a Democratic candidate for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House, though she plans to run a “cost-free campaign.” Harshfield said Tuesday she had considered dropping out of the...

3 Ada moms raising funds for ‘Boot’ door barricade

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ADA — A fundraising effort to outfit the doors at Ada Exempted Village Schools with “The Boot” is about a quarter of the way to its goal after launching in May. The campaign is led by three moms — Kristin Purdy, Hillary...

State auditor: Schools need policies on crowdfunding

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER School districts should have policies governing crowdfunding to help teachers and administrators avoid the risks that come with that fundraising method, State Auditor Dave Yost said in a report released Wednesday. Crowdfunding is the practice of...

Findlay school custodians to get pay increase

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools’ maintenance, custodians and grounds employees will receive a 1 percent raise in 2018-2019, followed by a one-time $500 payment in October 2019. That payment “does not go in the salary table,” Superintendent...

Findlay may share cost of hiring 6-10 cops for schools

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The City of Findlay and Findlay City Schools may share the cost of hiring six to 10 police officers to station in school buildings, Mayor Lydia Mihalik told City Council this week. Mihalik and school Superintendent Ed Kurt have been discussing a...

Findlay, schools may share cost of hiring police for school buildings

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT Staff Writer The City of Findlay and Findlay City Schools may share the cost of hiring six to 10 police officers to station in school buildings, Mayor Lydia Mihalik told City Council Tuesday evening. Mihalik and school Superintendent Ed Kurt have been...

Vanlue school board seeks replacement levy

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER VANLUE — Vanlue school board on Monday approved asking voters to replace a 10-year, $325,000 emergency levy this November. The levy was previously approved in May 2009. At that time, the millage rate was 10.6 mills. An emergency...

Fireworks fans, it’s your time!

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER It’s almost time for fireworks in Findlay and nearby communities. Most area fireworks displays will be launched on July 3 or 4, though Fostoria’s is earlier and Toledo is having a six-day celebration. Here are the details: Findlay...

Liberty-Benton custodians, cooks get new contract

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton school board approved a new contract Wednesday for cooks, custodians and bus drivers. The three-year contract covers 25 employees and will be in effect from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021. The employees get a guaranteed raise of...