New Arlington school building talk resurfaces

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington school board members on Thursday discussed when the district should to go to voters again with another bond issue request for a new school building. Voters have turned down school building bond issues four times in the...

Report cards grade area’s school districts

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Some area school districts, including Findlay, improved their grades, while others saw their grades slip when the state Department of Education released its annual report cards for Ohio school districts. The report cards, which changed last year to...

Teacher departures concern McComb residents

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Several McComb School District residents voiced concern Wednesday about the number of teachers who have left the district in the past year. McComb hired eight new teachers for the current school year. Fifteen total personnel left the...

City schools create procedure for suicide/crisis intervention

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools has begun a suicide/crisis intervention procedure meant to help students who might be experiencing mental health problems. The procedure will allow school principals to contact an appropriate public or private agency if a...

Area Golf: Workers up early to keep courses in top shape

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Lawnmowers, sand, and early-morning wake-up calls. It’s not a typical day at the beach, or a relaxing time trimming the yard. Instead, these things are a part of what could be a pressure-packed few hours of work. Maintaining a golf course...

Prep softball: Bloom-Carroll romps past Elmwood 19-3

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BELLEFONTAINE — Elmwood’s softball team accomplished something no other team had been able to do so far in the tournament against Bloom-Carroll junior pitcher Taran Alvelo — score runs. Of course, Alvelo and the Bulldogs did...

Regional Softball: Bloom-Carroll rolls past Elmwood

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Elmwood’s softball team accomplished something no other team had been able to do against Bloom-Carroll junior pitcher Taran Alvelo so far in the tournament — score some runs. But the Bulldogs’ bats made sure...

Prep Softball: Lakota’s two-out magic sinks Patrick Henry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER It will be an all-Raiders’ showdown in the Division IV regional softball final in Findlay on Saturday. After the Wayne Trace Raiders edged New Riegel 1-0 on Wednesday, Lakota used two-out scoring rallies in the fourth and seventh innings to...

Prep softball: WT’s Baumle stymies New Riegel bats

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER New Riegel entered Wednesday’s Division IV regional softball semifinal game against Wayne Trace with some impressive offensive statistics: 20 home runs, a team batting average around .400, five players hitting .388 or better, scoring almost...

District softball: New Riegel swats away Blue Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KENTON — Line drive after line drive, home run after home run, New Riegel crushed the ball in its Division IV district softball final against Carey on Friday. The Blue Jackets wasted no time, getting most of their hits early in the count...