Owens steps up recruiting practices

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Faced with declining enrollment, Owens Community College is working to attract students to campus through new initiatives, as well as past practices that have been successful. Tough times have fallen on Owens, which announced in November that it is...

Elementary overcrowding discussed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay City School district has an overcrowding issue in its school buildings with its kindergarten through fifth grade students, and the district will be looking to address the issue before the next school year. Ed Kurt, Findlay City Schools...

Condition of VB building to be assessed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — With voters’ rejection of a school building bond issue in November, Van Buren Superintendent Tim Myers is looking to prioritize the immediate needs of the existing building in order to keep it safe for students. At...

Board to seek levy renewal

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb School District voters will be asked to renew a permanent improvement levy in the May primary election. The school board on Wednesday approved the resolution after submitting an initial resolution to the Hancock County...

Handshake competition starting at school

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A strong handshake can go a long way in making a good first impression, so Bigelow Hill Intermediate School in Findlay decided to start a competition called “The Big Shake” to help build confidence in its students. The first round of...

FHS club’s efforts paying off

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The purpose of Findlay High School’s Junior Statesmen of America is to debate global and political issues, but the group might be known more for their activities to help fund projects in Tanga, Tanzania. In November, the club was told...

Exterminator calls cockroach incident a ‘fluke’

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The cockroach situation at Findlay High School isn’t a serious problem, at least to the exterminator who has inspected and treated the building. Corey Mauger, of Mauger Exterminating Co. in Findlay, said a Nov. 17 incident in which nearly 20...

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...