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Findlay Looks To Replace Police Cars And Fire Truck

1/14/15 – 5:08 A.M.

The city of Findlay is looking to upgrade its fleet of safety service vehicles. City council will vote on buying new police cars and a new fire engine at its January 20 meeting. The cost for seven new police vehicles will be a little less than $233,500. A new fire truck could cost $580,000.

Service-Service Director Paul Schmelzer wants to move forward with the project as quickly as possible. He says the sooner the city makes its bids, the more cost-effective it can be.

The new police cars would replace four patrol cars and three detective cars. The fire department would replace Engine 4, which is a 1997 model pumper truck.

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Challenges for Findlay Schools are Great But Opportunities are Greater

01/09/15 2:35 p.m.

Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt has now spent just over half a school year in the district. Despite being new Kurt is facing some serious challenges as leader of the district, such as enough space for growing enrollment.

Audio: Ed Kurt

AT today’s First Friday Luncheon, Kurt said having too many kids is not a problem in his eyes just something that needs addressed. He said the goal is to have a handle on the capacity issue by next year whether that be with modular units or a different option. After that it will be up to the strategic planning committee to tell the board what direction they want to go.

Kurt said so far in his tenure he has been blown away by his new district. He said between the staff, students and community partnerships, the opportunities at Findlay are great.

Audio: Ed Kurt

Kurt cited things like extracurricular programs, new facilities and programs as things that make Findlay so attractive.

But despite a positive financial forecast and good report card there’s still work to do. Kurt said one thing he’s working on is climate control for the classrooms as most do not have air conditioning. He said the students are his product and in order to get the best product performing at the highest level both the students and teachers need to be comfortable.

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On Deck: Findlay High travels to St. John’s Jesuit; 2 area games postponed

There’s a big night prep basketball around the region today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier.
Courier writer Dave Hanneman will head to Toledo as the Trojans take on Toledo St. John’s in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference game. That game will be broadcast on 1330 AM and streamed live on
Courier writer Ted Radick will be at Arcadia as the Redskins host Liberty-Benton in a Blanchard Valley Conference contest.
Ottawa-Glandorf hosts Celina for a Western Buckeye League boys basketball game. Doug Jenkins will be at the mic as that game will be broadcast live on 106.3 FM The Fox and streamed live on
Our sister paper, The Fostoria Review Times, will have coverage of tonight’s girls basketball game between Fostoria and Woodmore and boys basketball game featuring Lakota and St. Wendelin. Two area games, Upper Sandusky vs. Colonel Crawford and New Riegel vs. Fremont St. Joseph, have been postponed tonight.
Also tonight’s hockey match between Findlay and No. 1 ranked Toledo St. Francis will be streamed live on
We’ll have scores and stories on all of the action later tonight on The Courier’s sports weblog, The Blanchard River Buzz. You can follow us on Twitter for the latest sports updates @Courier_Sports.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at

Friday’s Events
College Athletics
SWIMMING & DIVING – Ohio Northern at Calvin Invitational, 6 p.m.
WRESTLING – Ohio Northern at Lycoming Duals, 9 a.m.
Prep Wrestling
Mohawk, Liberty-Benton, Fostoria, Elmwood at Perrysburg Invitational Tournament, 4
Hopewell-Loudon at Mansfield JC Gorman Invitational, 4
Riverdale, Patrick Henry, North Baltimore, Arcadia, Fostoria St. Wendelin at Woodmore Classic, 5
Prep Bowling
Tinora at Patrick Henry, 4
Prep Hockey
Toledo St. Francis at Findlay, 7
Prep Swimming & Diving
Toledo St. Francis & Toledo St. Ursula at Findlay, 6:30

Friday’s Games
Northern Buckeye Conference
Eastwood at Elmwood
Genoa at Rossford
Lake at Otsego
Woodmore at Fostoria Senior
Northwest Ohio Athletic League
Archbold at Swanton
Bryan at Patrick Henry
Delta at Montpelier
Liberty Center at Wauseon
Putnam County League
Miller City at Continental
Buckeye Border Conference
Hilltop at Fayette
North Central at Edon
Stryker at Pettisville
Green Meadows Conference
Ayersville at Antwerp
Hicksville at Tinora
Holgate at Fairview
Wayne Trace at Edgerton
Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red
Fairbanks at River Valley
Jonathan Alder at Galion Senior
Marion Harding at North Union
Marion Pleasant at Buckeye Valley
Northern Lakes League
Bowling Green at Napoleon
Perrysburg at Anthony Wayne
Sylvania Northview at Sylvania Southview
Toledo City League
Toledo Bowsher at Toledo Rogers
Toledo Scott at Toledo Waite
Toledo Woodward at Toledo Start

Friday’s Games
Blanchard Valley Conference
Arlington at Cory-Rawson
Leipsic at Hardin Northern
Liberty-Benton at Arcadia
North Baltimore at McComb
Pandora-Gilboa at Hopewell-Loudon
Vanlue at Van Buren
Three Rivers Athletic Conference
Findlay at Toledo St. John’s
Fremont Ross at Oregon Clay
Lima Senior at Toledo Whitmer, ppd.
Toledo St. Francis at Tol. Cent. Catholic
Northern 10 Conference
Buckeye Central at Wynford
Mohawk at Crestline
Ridgedale at Bucyrus
Seneca East at Carey
Upper Sandusky at Colonel Crawford, ppd., Jan. 28
Northwest Conference
Delphos Jefferson at Convoy Crestview
Lincolnview at Bluffton
Paulding at Allen East
Sandusky River League
Fremont St. Joseph at New Riegel, ppd., Feb. 5
Lakota at St. Wendelin
Sandusky St. Mary’s at Old Fort
Northern Ohio League
Bellevue at Sandusky Senior
Norwalk Senior at Willard
Tiffin Columbian at Ontario
Toledo Area Athletic Conference
Danbury at Ottawa Hills
Maumee Valley Country Day at Gibsonburg
Northwood at Toledo Emmanuel Baptist
Toledo Christian at Cardinal Stritch
Firelands Conference
Ashland Mapleton at Monroeville, ppd.
New London at Norwalk St. Paul
South Central at Plymouth
Western Reserve at Ashland Crestview
Mid-Buckeye Conference
Lucas at Danville
Mansfield Christian at Loudonville, ppd.
Midwest Athletic Conference
Delphos St. John’s at Coldwater
Marion Local at Minster
New Bremen at Fort Recovery
Parkway at Versailles
St. Henry at New Knoxville
Northern Lakes League
Bowling Green at Napoleon
Maumee at Springfield
Perrysburg at Anthony Wayne
Sylvania Northview at Sylvania Southview
Northwest Central Conference
Lima Perry at Waynesfield-Goshen
Riverside at Sidney Lehman
Upper Scioto Valley at Ridgemont
Ohio Cardinal Conference
Clear Fork at Orrville
Mansfield Madison at Wooster Senior
Mansfield Senior at Lexington
West Holmes at Ashland Senior
Sandusky Bay Conference
Huron at Clyde
Port Clinton at Milan Edison
Toledo City League
Toledo Bowsher at Toledo Rogers
Toledo Scott at Toledo Waite
Toledo Woodward at Toledo Start
Western Buckeye League
Celina at Ottawa-Glandorf
Elida at Wapakoneta
Lima Bath at Defiance
St. Marys Memorial at Kenton
Van Wert at Lima Shawnee
Other NW Ohio Games
Kalida at Ada
Lima Cent. Cath. at Columbus Grove
Oak Harbor at Castalia Margaretta
Sandusky Perkins at Shelby

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