National teacher shortage felt in region

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Changing education standards and increased testing have affected more than students. They may be part of the explanation behind a national teacher shortage. The country is short 60,000 teachers, and the lack of educators is expected to grow, according...

‘Prank’ on social media refers to school shooting

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Charges may be filed against two 14-year-old girls following a “prank” that referred to a potential school shooting. The girls, both freshmen at Findlay High School, were suspended after a photo of them holding toy guns, with a handwritten...

BU announces $26 million campaign

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Bluffton University formally kicked off its “Simply Innovate” campaign to raise money for a new science building on Wednesday. The kickoff event included the announcement of a $1 million donation, and the news that $9 million in gifts and...

Bicyclist, 11, injured in accident

An 11-year-old Findlay boy was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital on Wednesday after a car hit him while he was riding his bicycle across Morey Avenue. Police said a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Ruth A. Poling, 70, of Forest, struck the boy as Poling was turning right at a red...

Cygnet man injured in Findlay crash

A 46-year-old man Wood County man was treated at Blanchard Valley Hospital on Wednesday night after a two-vehicle accident on North Main Street in Findlay. According to Officer Anthony Maher, Jessica Brickner, 30, of Findlay, was driving a van north on North Main Street at 6 p.m....

Findlay Police Department conducting citizens survey

The Findlay Police Department is conducting a citizens survey to determine how well the department is meeting the needs of the public. The intent of the survey is to gather residents’ perspective of the quality of service that the Police Department has provided. The survey...

Hunting helps control region’s deer population, keeps highways safer

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ohio drivers may not know it, but hunters are making their commutes a little easier and safer. Hunters in Ohio killed 165,361 deer in 2015. While the deer harvest was less than the 175,801 killed in 2014, hunting season serves as something of a...

Council committee favors giving $30,000 to workforce initiative

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee recommended Tuesday that the city contribute $30,000 to the “Raise The Bar” workforce initiative. The city has been asked to provide $30,000 a year for five years to help establish a...
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