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...

Liberty-Benton school calendar OK’d by board

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board approved the district’s 2018-2019 calendar Monday after some discussion about whether a later start would be better. A “long-running question is, why do we start school in mid-August, get started for...

FHS principal praises state board’s vote on graduation requirements

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER Findlay High School Principal Ryan Imke is praising the state school board for its vote this week to extend the relaxed graduation requirements in place for the class of 2018 for another two years. “Without a doubt we are excited about the...

Veterans give history lesson to Arlington students

By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — One way to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War, Army veteran Jon Treece told a class of Arlington students Wednesday, was to enlist instead. “I decided I didn’t want to be drafted and let them pick what I was...