Child’s family says Riverdale teacher undercharged

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Disappointed, traumatized, disgusted. They’re the feelings Cleveland attorney Dan Margolis said the Nelson family had when hearing about the charge filed against Barb Williams, a Riverdale kindergarten teacher caught on camera shoving her student...

Riverdale kindergarten teacher facing charge

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Riverdale kindergarten teacher has been charged in Findlay Municipal Court in connection with an incident involving one of her students last month. Barb Williams, a teacher who was caught on camera shoving her student against a wall and picking him up...

Glenwood painters remain unpaid

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Workers hired to paint at Glenwood Middle School in Findlay before it opened in January 2013 have gone unpaid for more than a year. Joseph Edinger, a parent of one of the four unpaid painters, has spoken out about the issue to try to get his son the...

Fine arts wing to honor Wittwer

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Outgoing Findlay Superintendent Dean Wittwer will be leaving the school district this summer, but his name will remain here. The Dr. Dean and Pat Wittwer Fine Arts Wing at Findlay High School will open next fall, the school board announced at...

L-B building’s future debated at public forum

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated. “Not a week goes by without a toilet overflowing or a sink exploding in one of those bathrooms,” said Lisa Ackerman,...

VB reaches quiz bowl nationals

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Louise Teaman, it’s always been more about her students than her team’s record, but this year they’re one and the same. Teaman, Van Buren High School’s librarian, is finishing her last year as coach of the quiz bowl team which...

City schools update mental health policy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools is expected to start offering mental health assessments to students beginning next fall. Clinicians from the Family Resource Center and Century Health will be available periodically at the schools, Superintendent Dean Wittwer said at...

Soldiers honored at fairgrounds

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Capt. Mark Lichak, 9/11 wasn’t his reason for joining the Army, but it helped to “seal the deal.” Lichak, 32, of Findlay, officially joined the Army in September 2001 after contemplating the decision throughout high school. Almost...

Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day Celebration

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Capt. Mark Lichak, 9/11 wasn’t his reason for joining the Army, but it helped to “seal the deal.” Lichak, 32, of Findlay, officially joined the Army in September 2001 after contemplating the decision throughout high school. Almost...

Oops! Mistake kills most grass at University of Findlay campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence — if you’re standing on the University of Findlay’s campus. The university is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to...