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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...

McComb plans to hold classes on two holidays

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER With nine days off already this school year because of bad weather, McComb students will be heading to class when they normally wouldn’t. The state allows each school district five “calamity” days a year, and any canceled days after...

Findlay Schools to replace 6 buses

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay school board decided Monday to replace a portion of the district’s bus fleet. The board approved purchasing six new school buses at $78,277 each, totaling $469,662, from Rush Truck Centers, a U.S. network of heavy- and medium-duty truck...

Millstream Career Center aims to break its enrollment record

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Millstream Career Center is trying to hit a record for enrollment next fall, pushing its number of students to 575. The center, located on Broad Avenue near Findlay High School, currently has 550 students who come from 14 regional school districts....

Area schools use up ‘calamity’ days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools is the only area district that will come out of this cold, snow-covered week with “calamity” days to spare. The state allows school districts to close on five “calamity” days per school year. Those five missed...