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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,...

‘Coolest’ chief a Facebook sensation

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ohio Police Chief David Oliver may not oversee the biggest city, but on Facebook, his department is second only to New York City. Oliver, police chief in Brimfield, is known for his comments and open letters on his department’s Facebook page. The...

Voters reject Van Buren Schools bond issue

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren School District residents voted down a $29.3 million bond issue on Tuesday that would have funded an expansion of the school’s campus. The issue was defeated with 853 votes, or 62 percent, voting against it, according to the Hancock...

Arcadia school tax renewal approved

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia School District residents have decided to continue support of their district’s income tax. Voters narrowly approved renewing a 1 percent income tax on Tuesday by 45 votes. The tax passed with 275 votes, or 54 percent, in...

Findlay school voters approve continuing levy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay School District residents made a decision on Tuesday that they can never take back. District voters renewed a 5.9-mill operating levy for Findlay City Schools on a continuing basis, meaning it will last forever, as opposed to the five-year...