Citizens offer comments on Findlay’s street plan

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Residents offered their opinions Monday on a project that will reshape portions of downtown Findlay. Officials hosted “open house” meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Findlay Municipal Building lobby....

Findlay’s board OKs fiber network

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Findlay school board gave approval Monday for a district-wide fiber optic network that is expected to cost around $1 million. School board members unanimously approved the project and awarded TSC Communications of Wapakoneta a $506,170 contract to...

Forum discusses pay-to-participate fees

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Area school officials offered arguments Monday for and against a potential state ban on pay-to-participate fees for public school extracurricular activities. Comments made at a Findlay forum, led by state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, will be considered by...

Arlington shelterhouse bid process criticized

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday argued about how price quotes were obtained for a shelterhouse project at the village park. The project to demolish an existing shelterhouse and build a new one has an estimated cost of $49,820. At issue...

Scanning approved for Bluffton cemetery

By Hannah Dunbar STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton Council decided Monday to have a Toledo company scan Shannon Cemetery for grave sites, before moving forward with a controversial project to build a memorial there. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems will do the scanning once...

Carey approves pay ordinance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Executive Secretary Dixie Risser’s pay was again discussed Monday as Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance to set her pay at $16.51 per hour, effective immediately. Councilman Mike Blair voted against the legislation. As part...

Lawsuit sent back to Ottawa court

LIMA — A decision on Putnam County Administrator Jack Betscher’s lawsuit against a former employer, seeking severance pay, was returned to Putnam County Common Pleas Court in a ruling issued Monday by the 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima. The case involves...

School board celebrates student leaders

By MORGAN MANNS for the courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria’s little leaders were recognized Monday evening during a board of education meeting. Six Riley Elementary School students were recognized for their leadership characteristics in art, music and physical education. The...
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