Findlay joins lawsuit over tax collections

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council has voted to join a class-action lawsuit challenging the State of Ohio’s plans to collect net-profit taxes from businesses. The rules of council requiring three separate readings were suspended, and the ordinance was adopted...

Elizabeth Smart working to change ‘this rape culture’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There was complete silence in a standing-room-only crowd during Elizabeth Smart’s speech at the University of Findlay on Friday afternoon, as Smart recounted the unthinkable details of her story. Smart was abducted at knife point from her home...

Study envisions bicycle, pedestrian trails

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Potential bicycle and pedestrian trails, stretching from Findlay’s Broad Avenue to Riverside Park, are the focal point of a study by the Stantec engineering firm about how to use the green space created over the past 10 years by clearing the...

County officials promote sales tax proposal

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A forum hosted by the newly reformed League of Women Voters on the “safety and security” sales tax increase being sought by the Hancock County commissioners attracted a small crowd with some tough questions Thursday. About 15 people...

WITH VIDEO: Council candidates air differing views at forum

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER One thing was clear at Tuesday’s forum of candidates for Findlay City Council: Democrats want to be represented in city government, and the Republican candidates are set on stopping them. It was also evident that the Democratic challengers have...

Lt. Gov. Taylor makes campaign stop in Findlay

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor made an early campaign swing through Findlay on Monday in her bid for Ohio governor. She said next year’s gubernatorial race is already garnering a lot of attention statewide. Taylor was the guest speaker at the Hancock...

Republican council candidates feel the pressure

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Republican candidates for City Council are feeling the pressure of a contested election in November. At-Large Councilman Tom Shindledecker said Friday the Democratic Party was “emboldened” by a spring primary, when five...

City officials expect large cash balances

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Barring the unexpected, the City of Findlay will finish 2017 with solid finances. City Council held a pre-budget hearing on Tuesday as it gets ready to work through the lengthy budget process by the end of the year. City Auditor Jim Staschiak said...

Drone operators playing by the rules

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There are more and more unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, taking flight in Findlay and Hancock County, but Findlay Airport Manager Matt McVicker said so far everyone is playing by the rules. Drone operators who fly for a hobby operate...

County to pay for review of flood-control proposal

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners have agreed to a $375,000 review of Stantec’s flood-control recommendations, in what could be described as a win for rural landowners, Commissioner Brian Robertson said Tuesday. “Keep up the...