Legislature adds 4 more ‘snow days’ for schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER With the governor’s signature, new state legislation will mean students in McComb have to make up one more “snow day” instead of five. McComb has had a record number of snow days this year, with 17 days called off as of Wednesday. The...

VB board hopes to buy 2 houses, expand campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren school board is looking to expand the district’s campus. The district is seeking to purchase five properties adjacent to its schools so it can build additions to the high school and middle school. Superintendent Tim Myers said he hopes to...

Today’s students facing more test stress than ever

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Relax, it’s just a test. Although that phrase may be common in classrooms where testing is going on, it may dismiss something that’s a big problem­ — test anxiety. Nathaniel von der Embse, an assistant professor at East Carolina...

Question your ethics, UF speaker tells audience

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER You may not be as ethical as you think you are. “The way we reflect on our decisions is through some pretty rose-colored glasses,” Ann Tenbrunsel told an auditorium full of students and community members Monday during a speech on business...

Drug testing considered

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Next fall, Carey students may have to pass a test outside the classroom to participate in extracurricular activities or park at the school. The Carey school board discussed a proposal Monday to start drug testing about 90 to 95 percent of students in...

Students turn class into cash

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Getting paid for classwork might seem like a student’s dream, but for some Pandora-Gilboa High School students it’s reality. Students taking a tech class are also part of a group called Rockettech that produces websites, videos and...

WITH VIDEO: Keeping up the tradition

  By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Members of Findlay High School’s constitutional law team still feel the pressure to win, even though the school has been named state champion 13 consecutive times and 22 times overall. “There’s a ton of pressure,” said...

Progress: Marathon Center for the Performing Arts: plans advance

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER After a harsh winter, construction on the $10 million Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will start in May instead of March. “We can’t dig into the ground when it’s still frozen,” said Edward Reading, chairman of the board of...

Progress: University building stadium on campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Oil derricks might not seem like part of the blueprints for a new football stadium, but at the University of Findlay, they are. The university will break ground this spring for a new stadium that will feature two derricks, one flying the UF logo and...

Progress: School buildings adding security measures

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If a gunman walks into an area school, he might not make it any farther than the front entrance. Area schools are trying to keep their students safer. Several made security upgrades in 2013, and others plan to in 2014. Findlay, McComb, Cory-Rawson,...