Progress: Owens campus creates partnership with Millstream

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Owens Community College is working to provide its students with more, through partnerships in the community. This past year marked the college’s first year of collaborating with Millstream Career Center in Findlay. Together, they’re offering...

Work on arts center to begin in May

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Construction of the $10 million Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to start in May, with a groundbreaking celebration taking place toward the end of April. “We haven’t seen even one ounce of hesitation on this,” Ed...

New Findlay superintendent ‘happy to be here’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Staff and students at Findlay City Schools met their future superintendent on Monday. Edward Kurt and his family attended Monday’s school board meeting. “I’m very happy to be here and excited to be the next superintendent of Findlay...

Rising temps aid snowplows

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Rising temperatures Tuesday helped road crews clear snow and ice left by Monday night’s storm. Temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s meant road crews for Findlay, Hancock County and the Ohio Department of Transportation didn’t have to clock...

Taylor calls health law ‘a failed idea’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says Ohio leaders want to keep their distance from the politics and policies of Washington, D.C. “I’m sorry Bob (Latta), but we don’t want the dysfunction they have in Washington,” Taylor told the U.S....

Findlay school chief named

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Edward Kurt will be the next superintendent of Findlay City Schools. The Findlay school board voted Monday to name Kurt as the district’s next school chief, concluding a search that started in October. Kurt is currently superintendent of Margaretta...

Library program encourages reading to toddlers

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Reading 1,000 books to a child before kindergarten may seem like a lofty goal, but for 2-year-old Madeline Hill, the number may be more like 5,000. “It sounds like a lot, but it’s not,” said Madeline’s mom, Cindy Hill of Findlay....

Blaze damages Findlay church

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ash and debris covered the inside of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Thursday after fire damaged the ceiling of the Findlay building. The fire, suspected to have been electrical, started in the ceiling of the sanctuary of the church at 218 E....

Students, teachers feeling comfortable in new schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A year after they opened, Glenwood and Donnell middle schools in Findlay are starting to feel “like home.” The two new structures opened a year ago this month and have become a place where students, teachers and staff feel comfortable going...

McComb allowed to use online makeup days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER McComb students may not have their school year extended too far into June, despite the district’s 13 “calamity” days. The state recently approved a plan submitted by the school district to make up three missed days online instead of...