Large cash balance forecast for 2015

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It wasn’t too long ago that Findlay officials were contending with a shortage of operating funds, so much so that layoffs were necessary. As was made clear Tuesday at a mid-year budget hearing, officials are now faced with just the opposite...

Fostoria Council approves $6.2 million budget for 2015

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Fostoria City Council passed an emergency resolution Tuesday night, adopting a city budget for the 2015 fiscal year that calls for roughly $6.2 million in general fund spending. Council gave next year’s fiscal plan the fast...

Commissioners table garage change order

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have tabled a large change order on the construction of the engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. General contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington, is asking for an additional $75,740. The company says it...

L-B board expected to place school building issue on ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Liberty-Benton school board is expected to vote Thursday to place a combination of tax issues before voters to finance a new school. The $19.7 million needed to build a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building would come from a 5-mill property...

Other companies looking at Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s luring of the $38 million McLane grocery distribution center has sparked interest from other companies looking for locations for new operations, said Tony Iriti, economic development director for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance....

Agency joining probe of tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A second federal agency voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The International Trade Commission voted to join the Commerce Department in...

Distribution center gets big tax break

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McLane Co., which will open a $38 million grocery distribution center in northern Findlay in 2016, will avoid more than $750,000 in sales taxes by temporarily ceding ownership of the construction site to the Blanchard Valley Port Authority. Government...

Class to hold birthday celebration

The Findlay High School Class of 1972 will hold a 60th birthday party at noon Saturday at the Benton Ridge Park. Classmates are asked to bring a dish to share, nonalcoholic beverage and a chair. The meal will be served at 2 p.m. If it rains, the gathering will be held in the...