L-B building’s future debated at public forum

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated. “Not a week goes by without a toilet overflowing or a sink exploding in one of those bathrooms,” said Lisa Ackerman,...

County commissioners approve several contracts

The Hancock County commissioners have contracted with a Norwalk company to strip county roads for maintenance this summer. Oglesby Construction was awarded a $54,965 contract for the work at Thursday’s meeting of the county commissioners.About $8,000 of the cost will be...

VB reaches quiz bowl nationals

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Louise Teaman, it’s always been more about her students than her team’s record, but this year they’re one and the same. Teaman, Van Buren High School’s librarian, is finishing her last year as coach of the quiz bowl team which...

University of Findlay names dean of College of Sciences

The University of Findlay has named Jeffrey Frye as the new dean of the College of Sciences. Frye has served as the interim dean of the college since 2012. Frye has held several posts at the university since he arrived in 1991 as an assistant professor of chemistry. Frye...

Findlay-Hancock County Library plans summer reading program

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is inviting the community to join its 2014 SummerRead program, which kicks off next month. The SummerRead activities will revolve around the theme “Fizz, Boom, Read: Enjoy Science at Your Library.” Programs and prizes for...

Watershed partnership to hold golf scramble

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is accepting registrations for the first annual “Crossing the Little Riley Creek” golf scramble. The event will be held Saturday at the Bluffton Golf Club, 8575 Dixie Highway. The cost is $60 per person, which includes 18...

Council Legislation

May 20, 2014 Public Attendance: 15 ORDINANCES • 2014-30, third reading, by emergency, appropriating $3,344 from the self-insurance fund to a particular self-insurance fund account. Ordinance approved 10-0. • 2014-32, third reading, by emergency, approving an application for...

McLane’s planned distribution center gets big tax breaks

By JOY BROWN and LOU WILIN STAFF WRITERS McLane Co., which will open a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north end in 2016, eventually employing 425, will benefit from two large tax breaks, state and city officials announced Tuesday. The business won a $3.6 million...
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