Findlay schools consider modulars

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER With a growing local economy and increased student enrollment, Findlay City School District is considering modular classrooms to ease the strain on kindergarten through fifth-grade classes. Findlay Superintendent Ed Kurt on Wednesday told the...

Football coaches look forward to OSU game

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Football coaches, at the heart of it, are football fans first. And several area high school coaches, all Buckeyes supporters, are looking forward to Monday’s NCAA national championship game between Ohio State and Oregon. “That’s going...

Couple die on same day after 69-year marriage

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In death, as in life, Eugene and Patricia Warrington are together. The Warringtons, married for 69 years and both in hospice care at Birchaven Village, died within hours of each other Dec. 27. Their obituaries appeared in Wednesday’s edition of...

Russell plans retirement from Vanlue

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER VANLUE — The Vanlue school board has approved the resignation of Superintendent Rodney Russell, effective Aug. 1. Russell, 63, said he plans to retire. “I’ve been at this a long time,” Russell said. “I’ve just...

Hancock-Wood takes steps to reduce electricity use

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is urging its customers to reduce electricity use from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. today, and the company will remotely turn off some customers’ heat pumps, geothermal units and water heaters during that time. Hancock-Wood is encouraging customers to...

Fire injures Wharton man

WHARTON — A Wharton man is in critical condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after a morning fire. Kurt Ward received third- and fourth-degree burns when he tried to light a wood burner in his home at 19300 Township 49, Wharton, and it ignited back into...

Findlay I-75 project won’t be speeded up

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The $153 million rebuilding of Interstate 75 through Findlay with a third lane in each direction and new U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchanges will start in late 2017 or early 2018. That is the same time frame state transportation officials in Lima forecast when...

Law director says fire chief entitled to unused sick pay

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Law Director Don Rasmussen has decided that Fire Chief Tom Lonyo is retiring and is entitled to unused sick pay, and Auditor Jim Staschiak is being directed to pay it. Staschiak previously said he couldn’t compensate Lonyo for his sick...
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