Commissioner candidates combative

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The two Republican candidates for Hancock County commissioner argued about flood control and a variety of other issues Monday at a forum held at the University of Findlay. Incumbent Phillip Riegle and his challenger in the May 6 primary, former...

‘State of County’ gets political

  By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The “State of the County” address got political Thursday when Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began taking jabs at his rival’s election campaign. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, who...

Findlay man giving $20M to BGSU, community

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay resident Bill Frack doubled his gift to northwestern Ohio on Wednesday, donating about $20 million to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, most of which will go to the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball program....

Litter Landing may undergo renovations

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s recycling center, Litter Landing, may be getting an upgrade. The county commissioners agreed Thursday to hire Peterman Associates, Findlay, to develop building and site plans for the recycling center. Commissioner Mark Gazarek...

Project frustrating officials

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Frustrated with renovation work on the third floor of the courthouse, Hancock County officials are considering a lawsuit. The commissioners held a closed executive session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the problems with Judges Joseph Niemeyer and...

State funding rises for two arts projects

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Ohio House approved a $2.4 billion state construction budget Wednesday that includes more money for the arts in Findlay than expected. The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is now in line to receive $1 million, and the Kan Du Community Art...

State providing another $4M for flood control

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite and state Rep. Robert Sprague announced Monday that area flood-control efforts are in line for more state funding. Sprague said Ohio will earmark $4 million for flood-control construction in Ottawa. That is in addition to $3...

Experts to assess brownfield near Interstate 75

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A 58-acre tract of land on Findlay’s north side, now considered a brownfield, is about to get a closer look by environmental experts. Hancock County’s commissioners have approved a detailed environmental assessment of the site, using money...

County approves floodlight for Hancock statue

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The statue of John Hancock, standing atop the Hancock County Courthouse in downtown Findlay, will soon light up the city skyline again. The county commissioners voted Thursday to sign an agreement with First Federal Bank, 301 S. Main St., for the...

State money would aid Kan Du plans

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Kan Du art studio is looking for more than just elbow room. It wants to become part of a community visual arts center. Kan Du leaders want to move from their quarters at 329 S. Main St. in downtown Findlay, and state government is offering money to...