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....

Tweaked VB school plan headed to fall ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren School District voters are likely to see a somewhat smaller construction plan, with a shorter payoff time, on the November ballot. The school board on Thursday officially scrapped a $29.3 million project, which was rejected by...

VB decision expected on ballot issue

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — A decision will likely come Thursday on whether a version of Van Buren’s $29.3 million school construction levy will reappear on the ballot this year. With an Aug. 6 deadline for submitting ballot issues to the board of elections,...

UPDATE: Community survey focus of Van Buren meeting

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The fate of Van Buren schools’ $29.3 million bond issue may be determined at a 6:30 p.m. meeting today in the Allen Township building, 12829 Ohio 613. The district is hosting the meeting to discuss the results of a community survey conducted during...

Summer lunch program liked, but lightly used

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Everybody likes a free lunch. It’s why Jodi Rinker took her kids to Findlay’s Glenwood Middle School for the summer lunch program, and why she now takes her two grandchildren there every Monday through Friday. “It’s free and...

Waitress fired over Facebook comments

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Findlay woman has been fired from her job at Texas Roadhouse for complaining on social media about tips she made while waitressing at the restaurant. Kirsten Kelly, 22, was told that her Facebook post violated company policy and that she no longer had...