Boys basketball: Solid start lifts L-B over Van Buren

  By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The importance of competing for all 32 minutes of a high school basketball game was never more relevant than for Van Buren Friday night against Liberty-Benton. For the Black Knights, the last 24 minutes of the game were solid, as they nearly...

Girls Basketball: Anything can happen between Arlington and L-B

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Arlington girls basketball head coach Seth Newlove dug deep into his bag of tricks last year when the Red Devils battled Liberty-Benton, slowing down the game with a stall ball offense to keep the game close. Newlove could be reaching in that same...

Prep hockey: Curlis goal helps Findlay stun No. 1 St. Francis

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Findlay High School hockey senior forward Connor Curlis knew the Trojans had a good chance to knock off No. 1 ranked and unbeaten Toledo St. Francis on Friday. The Trojans lost just 3-1 just 12 days ago to the Knights. And on Friday at The Cube,...

Boys Basketball: Bluffton Pirates are off to perfect 7-0 start

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton boys basketball head coach Todd Boblitt has seen nearly every type of game so far this season, whether it’s an overtime game, comeback or blowout. But one thing has been certain in each of the Pirates first seven...

Church provides free gas to drivers

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Stonebridge Church in Findlay surprised nearly 250 motorists on Christmas Eve by paying for their gasoline when they stopped at the Speedway station on Tiffin Avenue. Nate Hultz, mission pastor at the church, said more than $5,300 was spent by the...

Owens steps up recruiting practices

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Faced with declining enrollment, Owens Community College is working to attract students to campus through new initiatives, as well as past practices that have been successful. Tough times have fallen on Owens, which announced in November that it is...

Elementary overcrowding discussed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay City School district has an overcrowding issue in its school buildings with its kindergarten through fifth grade students, and the district will be looking to address the issue before the next school year. Ed Kurt, Findlay City Schools...

Condition of VB building to be assessed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — With voters’ rejection of a school building bond issue in November, Van Buren Superintendent Tim Myers is looking to prioritize the immediate needs of the existing building in order to keep it safe for students. At...

Board to seek levy renewal

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb School District voters will be asked to renew a permanent improvement levy in the May primary election. The school board on Wednesday approved the resolution after submitting an initial resolution to the Hancock County...

Handshake competition starting at school

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A strong handshake can go a long way in making a good first impression, so Bigelow Hill Intermediate School in Findlay decided to start a competition called “The Big Shake” to help build confidence in its students. The first round of...