‘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...

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...

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...

McComb school tax renewed by voters

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For the third time since 2004, McComb voters have renewed their school district’s half-percent income tax. On Tuesday, the issue passed with 373 votes, or 71.6 percent of the vote, in favor, to 148 votes against it. In Hancock County, the tax was...

School districts develop own policies on suicide prevention

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Classmates and parents were stunned when an 11-year-old student at Bigelow Hill Intermediate School committed suicide in his Findlay home in March. Findlay City Schools knew the student was at risk, but the school district could only do so much,...

UF board chair presiding over last graduation

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER C. Richard Beckett has heard “Pomp and Circumstance” on many a May day. On Saturday, Beckett, 79, the outgoing chair of the University of Findlay’s board of trustees, will preside over commencement for the last time. Beckett has served...

Findlay City Schools asking voters to make 5.9-mill levy permanent

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If voters renew a 5.9-mill operating levy for Findlay City Schools in May, they’ll never be asked to renew it again. That’s because the levy is up for renewal on a continuing basis, meaning it will last forever, as opposed to the five-year...

Wittwer taking new job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Dean Wittwer, outgoing superintendent of Findlay City Schools, will continue his career in Allen County. The Allen County Educational Service Center board unanimously voted Tuesday to hire Wittwer as its next superintendent. Wittwer, who is retiring for...