1,250 area residents gobble free meals on Thanksgiving

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer More than 1,200 people gobbled up 50 turkeys, 16 hams and numerous homemade dishes on Thursday as the Stonebridge Church in Findlay offered a free holiday meal at the church on Stonehedge Drive. “It’s really fun to see community come...

City schools awarded preschool grant

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will receive a $75,000 grant from the United Way of Hancock County to help children from low-income families attend a pilot preschool program at Washington Preschool, beginning in January. The grant will cover all costs,...

UFTV returning to the air

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay’s UFTV is returning to the air after a two-year hiatus. UFTV will feature “ambitious programming that will include the community and significant student involvement,” according to the university. There...

Cockroaches found in FHS bathroom

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A report of cockroaches in a bathroom sink at Findlay High School has sent school district employees scurrying into action this week. Several high school students, apparently bugged by what they saw, posted pictures of the sink, located in a...

New FHS entrance nearly completed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay High School students soon will be able to go through the building’s front door again. Although the finishing touches on the $2.5 million renovation to the high school’s main entrance won’t be done until mid-December, it...

Levy renewal put on May ballot

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb School District voters will decide in the May primary election whether to renew an existing permanent improvement levy. The school board approved a resolution at Wednesday’s board meeting to seek renewal of the 3.36-mill...

Owens College to cut jobs, salaries

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Owens Community College said Monday it is in financial trouble due to sharply lower enrollment, and it will cut jobs and salaries at campuses in Findlay and Perrysburg beginning in January. Owens said it has seen a 38 percent reduction in...

Assault reported, university expels another athlete

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A third University of Findlay student-athlete has been expelled, stemming from a new sexual assault investigation. Laceem McCall, 18, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound freshman defensive football lineman from Suwanee, Georgia, was dismissed Friday, school...

Community turns out to honor vets

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cold temperatures and cloudy skies on Sunday didn’t stop area residents from honoring those who served in the military as the Hancock County Veteran’s Council conducted the Veterans Day parade and services in Findlay. “The Flag...

Davidson: Experience builds leadership

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Jo Ann Davidson’s political career reached its high point in 1995 when she became the first and only woman named speaker of the Ohio House, but the Findlay native said accepting a position on Reynoldsburg City Council early in her career was...