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...

Van Buren school bond issue on ballot

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren School District Superintendent Tim Myers is working to get information out about the district’s 7-mill, 30-year bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. The tax would fund a $28.75 million school building project. After...

Grant to enable Owens to meet employers’ needs

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Owens Community College will be able to assist employment needs of Findlay-area businesses with the help of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, announced earlier this week, will allow Owens, at its Findlay and...

UF unveils sonography facilities

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER What used to be a warehouse will be the University of Findlay’s home for its newest academic program. The university’s College of Health Professions formally announced the sonography program Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open...

New crisis intervention plan to be reviewed in January

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A suicide/crisis intervention procedure, started by Findlay City Schools this school year to help students who might be experiencing mental health problems, will be re-evaluated in January to discuss how it’s being used by district principals...