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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...

Liberty-Benton school construction rejected

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Despite having more financial support from the state, Liberty-Benton School District voters on Tuesday turned down another ballot proposal that would have built a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building. Unofficially, there were 1,413 votes...

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...