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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...

UF marks 25 years since name change

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay College became the University of Findlay 25 years ago today. Since its name change, the school has upped its enrollment by 1,453, from 2,215 to 3,668, and increased the size of its main campus from 25 acres to 88 acres. To celebrate, the...

Painters hired for Glenwood project finally paid for work

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two painters hired for the Glenwood Middle School project who went unpaid for more than a year have finally gotten the money they were owed. Joseph Edinger, a parent of one of the unpaid painters, said his son and the other painter “were all paid...

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...