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Lindsay Friedman

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: lfriedman@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0362


About Lindsay Friedman

Education and health reporter.

Latest Stories by Lindsay Friedman

Student identified in Elida threat

ELIDA — The student who left a note claiming a shooting would occur around 2 p.m. at a local high school has been identified. According to a letter sent by Elida schools Superintendent Tony Cox, the culprit was identified after further review of security video footage. School administrators then discovered a person of interest not previously

ELIDA — Just over a year since a shooting and bomb threat was made last year on Twitter, Elida High School received another one Wednesday after a student found a note in a school bathroom.
Superintendent Tony Cox said the student turned it in to a teacher who then notified the administration around 11 a.m. The note contained a threat claimin

Elida High School receives shooting threat, dismisses students

ELIDA — Just over a year since a shooting and bomb threat was made last year on Twitter, Elida High School received another one Wednesday after a student found a note in a school bathroom. Superintendent Tony Cox said the student turned it in to a teacher who then notified the administration around 11 a.m. The note contained a threat claimin

Education Roundup

EVENTS The Career Services departments at Rhodes State College and The Ohio State University at Lima are hosting a Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The newly chartered Omega Nu Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at Ohio Northern University is hosting its annual Darbara Hull Gala from 5 to 10 p.m. April 11 at Colonial Golf Club. Ohio Nort

Limited access leads to high infant mortality rate

LIMA — In terms of infant mortality, Ohio is about as bad as it gets. According to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the state is ranked 48th in the nation overall for infant mortality and 50th in black infant mortality. One of the largest factors contributing to the issue is the limited access mothers-to-be have to obstetricians and gynecologists.

ELIDA — Students at Elida High School have been sent home early “due to a suspicious note,” according to a text alert sent around 1 p.m. today.
Elida Superintendent Tony Cox said the note contained a threat of a shooting at one of the schools around 2 p.m. today. Earlier speculation on Twitter suggested a possible bomb threat.
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Elida High School dismisses after threat

ELIDA — Students at Elida High School have been sent home early “due to a suspicious note,” according to a text alert sent around 1 p.m. today. Elida Superintendent Tony Cox said the note contained a threat of a shooting at one of the schools around 2 p.m. today. Earlier speculation on Twitter suggested a possible bomb threat. T

Education roundup

Registration to take place Kindergarten screening for 2015-16 school year will take place April 7, 8 and 9. Registration is required. Please contact the Bath Elementary school office to register. Museum visits school The Allen County Museum will bring its Traveling Trunk program to South Science Technology Magnet School at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The

Allen East board, union meet in mediation

HARROD — On Monday, the Allen East Education Association and the Allen East Local Board of Education met for a mediation session. For now, the proceedings remain confidential because the session has not technically ended. Allen East schools superintendent Mel Rentschler said the association has several decisions to make, which will not be a

LIMA — It seems Allen County hasn't been paying much attention to Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” campaign, or a slew of other hyper-local efforts.
According to the latest County Health Rankings report from the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Ratings report and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, it isn't tha

County health 'has a ways to go'

LIMA — It seems Allen County hasn't been paying much attention to Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” campaign, or a slew of other hyper-local efforts. According to the latest County Health Rankings report from the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Ratings report and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, it isn't tha

Rotary showcases developmental disability programs

LIMA — Rather than talk about local efforts to improve the lives of people in the county with developmental disabilities, Esther Balddridge would rather show you. At the Lima Rotary Club meeting, that meant bringing in staff and members from seven organizations who are contracted or supported through the Allen County Board of Developmental D

LIMA — After a slew of closings and cancellations, its tough to stay caught up on school work.
With makeup days, requirements and piles of homework, for some, it might make more sense just to stay at home. To do so, all one would need would be their books, Wi-Fi and a computer to enroll in an at-home online program such as Ohio Connections A

Online programs offer education alternative

LIMA — After a slew of closings and cancellations, its tough to stay caught up on school work. With makeup days, requirements and piles of homework, for some, it might make more sense just to stay at home. To do so, all one would need would be their books, Wi-Fi and a computer to enroll in an at-home online program such as Ohio Connections A

VAN WERT — It's not every day a group of girls get to actually “make dirt.”
The creation is one of activities Lynn Bryan, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's community engagement manager, is most excited about for this year's spring break day camp for girls in kindergarten to third grade.
Her favorite part is the girls' reaction: R

Spring break alternatives

VAN WERT — It's not every day a group of girls get to actually “make dirt.” The creation is one of activities Lynn Bryan, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's community engagement manager, is most excited about for this year's spring break day camp for girls in kindergarten to third grade. Her favorite part is the girls' reaction: R

SPENCERVILLE — Eighteen-year-old Jordan Wagner hates school, with a passion.
To him, it makes much more sense to be outside or working, something's he's done since he was 9 mowing yards and shoveling snow until about his freshman year when he started washing hog trailers, as well as a tree company.
These days, his day starts around 2:45 a.m

Student 'never liked to miss anything'

SPENCERVILLE — Eighteen-year-old Jordan Wagner hates school, with a passion. To him, it makes much more sense to be outside or working, something's he's done since he was 9 mowing yards and shoveling snow until about his freshman year when he started washing hog trailers, as well as a tree company. These days, his day starts around 2:45 a.m

LIMA — If the possibility of losing your teeth wasn't motivation enough to brush, maybe the risk of heart attack or stoke is.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is cause for multiple concerns — the loss of bone density or teeth, for example. But what some don't realize is that an infected mouth could affect other parts of the body, l

One system, one body

LIMA — If the possibility of losing your teeth wasn't motivation enough to brush, maybe the risk of heart attack or stoke is. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is cause for multiple concerns — the loss of bone density or teeth, for example. But what some don't realize is that an infected mouth could affect other parts of the body, l

Health briefs

Screening offered Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will be offering free screenings for men ages 40 to 75 from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. April 23. Pre-registration is required. Contact alarger@jtdmh.org or 419-394-6132. Schools host healthy week Several area schools are hosting Action for Healthy Kids' Every Kid Healthy Week. While the national

Education roundup

EVENTS Rhodes State is hosting an annual career day for high school students for more than 1,000 high school juniors and seniors from 26 area high schools on at 9:45 to 11:50 a.m. Friday The Ohio Northern University Department of History, Politics and Justice is presenting a lecture on “Slavery in the Heart of Abolitionist Country: Rethinki

LIMA — Angie Clark was only 2 when her family moved to Lima from Berlin.
Her aunt married an American soldier earlier in life and when Clark's family decided to immigrate, they joined her in the then-bustling town.
Clark grew up speaking fluent German until it was time to go to school. Then, teachers helped her learn English to better under

Award recipient gives back to the community

LIMA — Angie Clark was only 2 when her family moved to Lima from Berlin. Her aunt married an American soldier earlier in life and when Clark's family decided to immigrate, they joined her in the then-bustling town. Clark grew up speaking fluent German until it was time to go to school. Then, teachers helped her learn English to better under

Education roundup

Students provide art for conference Lima Senior High School art students will have work on display at the upcoming Break Every Chain women's conference. Designed to generate awareness and provide education on human trafficking, the conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Students head to international DECA conference Fourteen

Ohio enacts breast density law

LIMA — Thursday, Ohio will become the 20th state to enact a Breast Density Law. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill in December, which will require mammography facilities in Ohio to include a written statement in result letters sent to patients with dense breast tissue. The statement must read: “Your mammogram demonstrates that you have

Board approves full-time resource officers

ELIDA — The Elida Local Board of Education approved a contract for the Allen County Sheriff's Office and American Township Police Department to approve three school resource officers for the school district — one for each school. Previously, the district had one school resource officer who worked part time, who will remain on staff. Th

Ohio committee works to find testing solutions

COLUMBUS — Last week, the Ohio Senate Education Committee sat down with constituents to discuss an issue that's been long-lasting for school districts, especially this year — testing and teacher evaluations. “It was very apparent that legislators are getting a lot of heat. It was obvious something needed to be done,” Van We





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