Van Buren building project fails again

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — It’s been a tough year for Van Buren Superintendent Tim Myers. For the second time in 2014, Van Buren School District residents overwhelmingly turned down a bond issue that would have funded a school building project. With...

State honors Findlay school

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Northview Primary School in Findlay has been recognized as a “School of Promise” by the Ohio Department of Education. It’s an honor that no other school in Hancock County received this year. The honor is awarded to schools that...

University students urged to get meningitis vaccines

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Families who lost a child to meningitis urged University of Findlay students Thursday to get the vaccine for the disease. “This is a preventable disease … get the shot. It will save your life,” said Paul Whitson, whose daughter,...

Board buys land for new bus garage

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will have a bus garage that’s out of the flood plain soon. The school board on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of a 13-acre piece of property along Broad Avenue, south of West Bigelow Avenue and north of...

University gets $1.56 million bequest

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER One of the University of Findlay’s largest endowed scholarships has received a $1.56 million boost. The Marjorie M. McGranahan-Mildred F. McGranahan-Shafer-Van Dorn-McGranahan Scholarship endowment fund received the bequest from the estates...

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...