Sticker-adorned businesses adhere to LGBT acceptance

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER About 25 businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have registered for LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay’s Ally Directory, which will launch Saturday at the group’s pride picnic at Riverside Park. Included entities range from major...

Arcadia board to build 4 new classrooms

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board voted Wednesday to proceed with replacement of four modular classrooms the district has been using for third- and fourth-grade students. The new permanent classrooms are expected to cost around $2.1 million,...

Thousands of honeybees swarming to Owens campus

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Thousands of honeybees have arrived at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus, which is now the first Bee Campus USA affiliate in Ohio. “It’s a college making a commitment to be pollinator-friendly,” biology professor...

Retiring principal wraps up career with burrito gift cards

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Wilson Vance Intermediate School Principal Dave Barnhill received an unusual — but perfect and personal — retirement gift on the last day of school Thursday. His students spiced up the occasion by presenting him with more than 300...

Liberty-Benton school board approves new support staff union contract

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton school board approved a new contract with the support staff union Wednesday, guaranteeing one raise and tying two more raises to performance. Educational aides, secretaries and maintenance staff will receive a 2.75 percent raise in...

Findlay school officials weigh security steps

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER While no plans can be unveiled yet, Findlay City Schools administrators and school board members have continued to discuss school security following a community meeting on the subject in March, Superintendent Ed Kurt said Monday night. Ideas...

Liberty-Benton earns Purple Star School designation

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Though Liberty-Benton High School isn’t near a military base, administrators knew that applying for the state’s military-friendly Purple Star designation made sense. “We have always worked really hard on our culture, trying to...

Weekend: Back with a Vengeance

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The appropriately-named Steel Vengeance feels, in the best way, like the ride that will never end. It could be the two-and-a-half-minute ride time, the more than a mile-long track, or the series of airtime-inducing small hills near the end of an...

A royal infatuation

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER What are Americans doing, planning royal wedding watch parties that will start in the wee hours of Saturday morning? After all, this country rejected the concept of a monarchy — “vehemently and violently,” as Jennifer Walton,...

Hands-on activities brighten Mondays at Jacobs School

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Mondays at Findlay’s Jacobs Primary School mean a whirlwind of activity: Students working together to build roller coasters, invent new types of frogs, lay out elaborate mazes, and camouflage paper ducks to blend into forests and swamps....