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WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated.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...

Video causes teacher’s suspension

(Video via WTOL-TV) By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Riverdale teacher has been suspended for 10 days after a security camera showed her pushing a kindergartner against a wall and then lifting him up by his shirt and face. Barb Williams, a kindergarten teacher at the school, was...

Students stage protest, FHS says ‘no tanks’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay High School students on Tuesday protested a portion of the school’s dress code that prohibits tank tops, something they called “sleevery.” Male and female students protested by wearing sleeveless shirts to school on a day they...

Millstream student named president of state chapter

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Jaden Stahl, joining Skills USA was a way to try to move on. The 17-year-old Cory-Rawson and Millstream Career Center junior lost her mother last fall. This year, she has risen to the highest office in the Skills USA organization’s state...

‘Happy’ video puts Vanlue students in good mood

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As state testing started at Vanlue Local School last week, seven students tried to take test stress and turn it into happiness. A high school photography class at Vanlue put together a video with teachers, students, and the school mascot, a Wildcat,...