Three awarded Golden Apples

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Being a teacher is the most difficult job Leah Brant ever had, but she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. All of her hard work paid off Tuesday night as Brant, a sixth-grade science and English/language arts teacher at Donnell Middle...

Findlay Digital Academy earns honor

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay Digital Academy has been recognized as a Charter School of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Findlay Digital Academy joined the Columbus Preparatory Academy, Newark Digital Academy and Schnee Learning Center in...

Biologist: More algal problems likely

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer It will take at least a 40 percent reduction in phosphorus in Lake Erie to eliminate the algal blooms that affected the drinking water in the Toledo area in August, Jeffrey Reutter, the director of the Ohio State University Ohio Sea Grant College...

Reading intervention stressed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will continue to put an emphasis on helping students who are having trouble learning to read, district officials said Monday. At its regular meeting, the school board heard from each principal in the school district about ways...

School building issue before L-B voters

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton School District Superintendent Jim Kanable wasn’t ready to go back to voters with another proposed school construction issue, after a 6.5-mill, 35-year proposal was turned down last year. But after hearing the opinions of...

Justice French: Scholarships can make ‘a big difference’

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French says aspects of her life have been similar to the experiences of many University of Findlay students. From growing up in a small Ohio town, to going through difficult times in college, French discussed the...

McComb board changes public records policy

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McCOMB — The McComb School District now won’t be required to give an estimated time frame for gathering information for a public records request. The school board changed the district’s public records policy on Wednesday....

McComb board hears complaints

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McCOMB — A McComb School District resident claimed Wednesday that the district has exceeded its budget by more than $34,000 since Superintendent Meri Skilliter took over last year. Kristina Harris handed out documents at the McComb school...

Sexual assault reported; UF expels athletes

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Two athletes have been expelled from the University of Findlay after school officials say they sexually assaulted a woman in a university-owned house on campus last month. Alphonso Baity, 20, a junior basketball guard from Henderson, Kentucky, and...

UF’s first 25 years marked by growth

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay has seen growth in its enrollment, campus, and academic programs in its first 25 years as a university, UF President Katherine Fell told the Findlay Rotary Club on Monday. Enrollment numbers have increased from 2,215 in...