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L-B seeks combined tax for new school

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is asking district voters in November to support a combined property tax and income tax to pay for construction of a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building. With four of the five board members voting at a 7 a.m....

Van Buren trying again for school work

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Come November, Van Buren School District residents will have a chance to show support or vote down a $28.7 million bond issue for school improvements. The Van Buren school board on Thursday night approved sending the 7-mill, 30-year tax...

VB board likely to put tax on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — The Van Buren school board today will consider a proposal to officially place a $28.7 million school construction bond issue on the November ballot. Superintendent Tim Myers has recommended the tax issue and he expects the board will...

L-B board expected to place school building issue on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is expected to vote Thursday to place a combination of tax issues before voters to finance a new school. The $19.7 million needed to build a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building would come from a 5-mill property...

Riverdale board takes no action on Williams’ future

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board held a special meeting Monday to take action on personnel matters. The board began the meeting by going into a closed, executive session for 45 minutes with elementary Principal Julie Spade. The board...

L-B to appeal Badertscher ruling

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Despite mounting legal bills, Liberty-Benton Schools is seeking to appeal a county judge’s ruling that it fired a teacher without having good cause. At a special meeting Tuesday morning, the school board approved a motion to appeal the...

Findlay Schools seeking site for bus garage

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools may build a new bus garage on three acres of city-owned land along Broad Avenue. The school board went into closed, executive session Monday to discuss the possibility of purchasing the land or proposing a land swap with the city....

Tweaked VB school plan headed to fall ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren School District voters are likely to see a somewhat smaller construction plan, with a shorter payoff time, on the November ballot. The school board on Thursday officially scrapped a $29.3 million project, which was rejected by...

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...