Flood reduction: Bids may be sought in March

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County may have a flood-reduction project ready for bid by March. The Stantec engineering firm gave a tentative timeline at Tuesday’s meeting of the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board. The board, which met at the Hancock County...

Downtown construction project to start

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Roadwork in Findlay is about to ramp up for the summer, with work on a downtown revitalization project set to begin Monday. The project, which is meant to slow traffic on Main Street and make it more pedestrian-friendly, will include improvements on...

Conservancy board meeting in Findlay

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board will hold its regular monthly meeting in Hancock County on Tuesday. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the Hancock County Engineer’s Office, 1900 Lima Ave. The meeting is open to the public....

Eminent domain cases delayed

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer OTTAWA — Pretrial hearings for the two eminent domain cases filed by the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District in Putnam County Common Pleas Court have been postponed pending an appeal by the landowners to the 3rd District Court of Appeals,...

Mayor attends summit at White House

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay stepped into the spotlight in Washington, D.C., on Thursday as a White House summit turned to the business of building roads and bridges and other needed infrastructure. “Federal leaders are very much interested in attracting private...

Mihalik invited to White House

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik is attending a White House summit today on rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. About 38 mayors, governors and other officials have been invited to attend the event, according to an announcement by the White House...

Flood-control plan wouldn’t protect all Findlay houses

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Even if the entire $160 million flood-control plan is completed, there are still about 100 Findlay homes and businesses that would have water on the first floor if a flood like the one in August 2007 happened again. At a Wednesday public meeting in...

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,...