Findlay completing new ‘safe route’ for biking and walking

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is finishing a biking and walking path that will provide a safer way for students to travel from the West Park area to Donnell Middle School. Funding for the path came from the national Safe Routes To Schools program, which provides federal money...

Weekend: Fireworks flare up for Fourth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Most regional Fourth of July celebrations kick off on Thursday, July 3, and continue through Sunday, July 6. Here is a listing of area fireworks shows and activities to celebrate Independence Day: Findlay Fireworks at the Hancock County Fairgrounds will...

Findlay school getting facelift

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Northview Primary School in Findlay is getting a facelift, with the help of Home Depot and other local businesses. The school won a $2,000 grant from the home improvement distributor to spruce up its entrance and landscaping. Workers started Thursday,...

Findlay schools looking for more energy savings

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools is considering hiring an energy conservation company to reduce the district’s energy bills. The school board on Monday heard from a representative of Cenergistic, based in Dallas, Texas, about the savings the district could...

Open enrollment: It’s big business for some schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It’s 3 a.m. and a line is wrapped around the outside of the building, four hours before it opens. It may look like Black Friday morning, but these people aren’t shopping for a bargain. Instead, they’re looking for a school for their...

Riverdale teacher received mostly positive evaluations

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Barbara Williams, the Riverdale kindergarten teacher facing a first-degree misdemeanor charge for shoving a student, has received mostly positive evaluations during her 15 years in the district. Riverdale Elementary Principal Julie Spade gave Williams...

Foundation hits grant milestone

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has hit the $30 million mark in grants. The philanthropic organization celebrated that milestone amount of money at its annual meeting Wednesday night at the Findlay Country Club. The foundation has been...

Survey to gauge school building views

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — After its May bond issue was voted down, Van Buren School District is seeking input before deciding whether another levy should appear on the November ballot. The district recently launched an online survey, asking residents to give...

Arlington school officials OK all-day kindergarten

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Beginning this fall, Arlington kindergarten students will be going to school all day. The change comes as the district tries to better compete with other districts and as the state increases curriculum requirements for kindergarten classes,...

Attorney cites conflict in teacher case

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Nelson family’s attorney is alleging a conflict of interest in the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigation of an incident involving their son and Riverdale kindergarten teacher Barb Williams. Williams’ husband, Jim Williams,...