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Elementary overcrowding discussed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The Findlay City School district has an overcrowding issue in its school buildings with its kindergarten through fifth grade students, and the district will be looking to address the issue before the next school year. Ed Kurt, Findlay City Schools...

Corps’ farmland tour beneficial

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers, has said a recent tour of farmlands gave him a better understanding of the possible impact of flood-control measures along the Blanchard River. In a statement...

Owens appoints new vice president

Owens Community College announced Monday it has named Steve Robinson as vice president of academic affairs. Robinson, who takes over for interim vice president of academic affairs Denise Smith, will be responsible for academic programming, teaching and learning, faculty and...

Council considers utility rate hikes

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The village of Bluffton gave first readings to ordinances to increase the water and sewer rates, along with the charges for the operations of the yard waste recycling center. The village wants to increase the water rates by 15...

Two top administrators plan to retire

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Next year, the Arcadia school board next will be tasked with finding replacements for two of the top administrators in the school district. During its regular board meeting on Wednesday, the board is scheduled to be presented with the...

District to update building plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Garmann/Miller and Associates architects, Minster, was hired by the Fostoria school board to update the district’s buildings master plan. Superintendent Andrew Sprang and Treasurer Norman Elchert, who recommended the firm, were...

Wanted: Christmas memories

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? The Courier is again asking readers to write about their favorite holiday memories and send them in so they can be shared with others. Readers’ recollections will be published Dec. 24. Contributors are asked to describe a favorite...

Emergency pay ordinance approved at council meeting

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency pay ordinance, effective Monday, which covers new hires in the police department and some officers who completed their probationary period. But village Administrator Roy Johnson said while no other pay...
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