Findlay group runs a shady operation

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Findlay Shade Tree Commission, which was created in 1978 by City Council, wants to help Findlay homeowners and neighborhoods “branch out” more in the years ahead. Thomas Mills, commission chairman, said the group is working to raise...

City Council argues, then splits service-safety job

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The final vote to split the City of Findlay’s service-safety director position sparked another heated exchange Tuesday between City Council members. The legislation, which was amended to address financial reporting concerns raised by City...

Eminent domain cases may be headed for trial

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Two eminent domain cases filed by the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, seeking to acquire land for the construction of a floodwater diversion channel outside of Ottawa, appear to be heading for trial. Pretrial hearings are set for early June,...

Findlay City Council members debate splitting up service-safety job

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In a split vote Tuesday, Findlay City Council refused to slow down legislation that would divide the position of service-safety director. Council voted 6-3 against a motion to have the legislation reviewed by an informal council committee of the...

Democrats pick 3 for fall contest

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Mary E. Harshfield, Barbara Lockard and Heidi Mercer on Tuesday won the Democratic nominations for three at-large seats on Findlay City Council. Harshfield received 444 votes, Lockard received 472, and Mercer was third with 371 votes, the Hancock...

Floods: Raising roads part of equation

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Even if it constructs about $160 million worth of flood-control measures, Findlay-Hancock County will have more work to do in its fight for dry ground, such as elevating some roads. Steve Wilson, project manager for the Maumee Watershed Conservancy...

11 city candidates face no opposition

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Most of Findlay’s city offices will be uncontested in Tuesday’s primary election, with voters deciding only three races. For Republican voters, there are contested races for both council president and the 3rd Ward council seat. Democratic...

Arbor Day activities planned

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER While Findlay’s official celebration is scheduled for May 8, “Tree City USA” doesn’t plan to sit it out on Arbor Day Saturday. The Findlay Shade Tree Commission, along with volunteers from the city’s West Park and South...

Candidate barred from 2 city buildings

By DENISE GRANT and LOU WILIN STAFF WRITERS A candidate for Findlay’s 3rd Ward City Council seat is barred from entering two city-owned buildings. Michael S. Tanner, 46, of 709 Center St., was arrested for domestic violence and was barred from The Cube in 2016. He was also...

Half the crowd, twice as loud

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Wednesday’s meeting to discuss the impact of Stantec’s flood-control proposal on Eagle Township drew about half the crowd as Tuesday’s meeting in Mount Blanchard, but the audience was twice as loud. About 75 people attended the Eagle...