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,...

Arts center sets groundbreaking

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is set to break ground on Tuesday. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the site of the former Central Middle School, where the new arts center will open in the fall of...

Embattled teacher to step down

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board is set to accept the resignation of kindergarten teacher Barbara Williams on Monday. Williams’ resignation is listed on the board’s agenda and will become effective immediately upon approval....

L-B seeks combined tax for new school

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is asking district voters in November to support a combined property tax and income tax to pay for construction of a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building. With four of the five board members voting at a 7 a.m....

Van Buren trying again for school work

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Come November, Van Buren School District residents will have a chance to show support or vote down a $28.7 million bond issue for school improvements. The Van Buren school board on Thursday night approved sending the 7-mill, 30-year tax...

VB board likely to put tax on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — The Van Buren school board today will consider a proposal to officially place a $28.7 million school construction bond issue on the November ballot. Superintendent Tim Myers has recommended the tax issue and he expects the board will...

L-B board expected to place school building issue on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is expected to vote Thursday to place a combination of tax issues before voters to finance a new school. The $19.7 million needed to build a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building would come from a 5-mill property...

Riverdale board takes no action on Williams’ future

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board held a special meeting Monday to take action on personnel matters. The board began the meeting by going into a closed, executive session for 45 minutes with elementary Principal Julie Spade. The board...

L-B to appeal Badertscher ruling

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Despite mounting legal bills, Liberty-Benton Schools is seeking to appeal a county judge’s ruling that it fired a teacher without having good cause. At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the school board approved a motion to appeal the...

Findlay Schools seeking site for bus garage

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools may build a new bus garage on three acres of city-owned land along Broad Avenue. The school board went into closed, executive session Monday to discuss the possibility of purchasing the land or proposing a land swap with the city....