Golden Apple: 9 semifinalists

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Rotary Club announced its nine semifinalists for the 2014 Golden Apple Award on Monday. Rotary annually chooses three teachers from the elementary level, three from the middle school level, and three from the high school level to compete for...

Findlay teacher, coach known for generosity

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Jane Dillon has given her family something to look forward to. Although she’s been gone for three months, she did so much to help people that her family is still hearing stories of her generosity. “It’s like a gift,” Amy Kubly...

New school chief knows his priorities

      By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Tragedy led Ed Kurt to education and, eventually, to Findlay. A car accident in 1985 killed his mother, crushed his left leg the day after his 20th birthday, and dramatically altered his future. After a year on crutches helping to...

University launches nursing program

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As students were moving onto campus Thursday, the University of Findlay announced they could start applying to join its new nursing program. The program, which will enroll only 30 students each year, will offer students a chance to get a bachelor of...

FHS students say ‘tanks’ as school dress code changes

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER #TheTanksHaveBeenSaved. Two months after a hashtag on Twitter marked protests against Findlay High School’s dress code, students will now be allowed to wear tank tops as they return to class next Monday. The Findlay school board approved a change...

BalloonFest lifts off Friday

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Forty-nine hot air balloons will fill the sky with an assortment of colors and shapes when the 15th annual Flag City BalloonFest takes off Friday at Findlay’s Emory Adams Park. The festival starts at 4 p.m. and the first mass launch of balloons is...

Ex-Carey teacher admits sexual relationship with student

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A former Carey teacher and girls basketball coach at Columbian High School in Tiffin has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Carey student. Katie Fazekas, 32, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to...

WITH VIDEO: Mandel backs state ‘checkbook’ law

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State representatives are considering a proposal that would help Ohioans track the government’s use of their tax dollars. The proposal, supported by state Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, would publish a database of the...

WITH VIDEO: $13 million raised for arts center

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About $13 million already has been raised for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, which kicked off its public campaign Tuesday during a ceremonial groundbreaking in downtown Findlay. The public campaign will be an effort to raise about $2...

Resignation of teacher OK’d

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board unanimously voted to accept the resignation of kindergarten teacher Barbara Williams on Monday. Williams, who was caught on camera in May shoving and picking up 6-year-old student Ian Nelson by his face,...