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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,...

Child’s family says Riverdale teacher undercharged

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Disappointed, traumatized, disgusted. They’re the feelings Cleveland attorney Dan Margolis said the Nelson family had when hearing about the charge filed against Barb Williams, a Riverdale kindergarten teacher caught on camera shoving her student...

Riverdale kindergarten teacher facing charge

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Riverdale kindergarten teacher has been charged in Findlay Municipal Court in connection with an incident involving one of her students last month. Barb Williams, a teacher who was caught on camera shoving her student against a wall and picking him up...

Glenwood painters remain unpaid

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Workers hired to paint at Glenwood Middle School in Findlay before it opened in January 2013 have gone unpaid for more than a year. Joseph Edinger, a parent of one of the four unpaid painters, has spoken out about the issue to try to get his son the...

Fine arts wing to honor Wittwer

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Outgoing Findlay Superintendent Dean Wittwer will be leaving the school district this summer, but his name will remain here. The Dr. Dean and Pat Wittwer Fine Arts Wing at Findlay High School will open next fall, the school board announced at...