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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...

1 school chief candidate out

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER One candidate has dropped out of the running to be the next superintendent of Findlay City Schools. William B. “Brent” Welker, superintendent of Eastwood Local Schools, withdrew his name from consideration after a fire destroyed...

Van Buren puts bond issue on May ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren school board on Monday approved putting a $29.3 million bond issue on the May 6 ballot. If voters approve the 37-year, 6.9-mill package, it would pay for building classrooms and a new gym at the middle school and high school. The district is...

VB board to consider bond issue

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Van Buren school board will vote today on whether to place a $29 million bond issue before voters to finance building improvements. The bond issue would be the largest in the district’s history and would appear on the May 6 ballot if approved...

Governor drops by for coffee

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Coffee with a hint of the economy and a little bit of job creation. All three were up for discussion when Gov. John Kasich greeted supporters at Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay on Thursday. “I’m not here to speak, I’m here to hang...

L-B board hires consultant to help with bond issue try

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton voters turned down a tax package for a new K-8 school building last November, but the district is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again in 2014. The Liberty-Benton school board agreed Monday to hire a consultant who will help...