WITH VIDEO: State of the City: ‘We’re not letting off the gas now,’ mayor says

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Delivering her annual “State of the City Address” on Wednesday, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik said she would “fiercely defend this city’s accolades,” but said it shouldn’t be willing to rest on them....

Longtime nurse donates $500K for UF scholarships

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A 1970 graduate of then Findlay College has donated $500,000 to the University of Findlay’s newly established Department of Nursing to be used for scholarships. Helen Faye Newman of Findlay made the donation, which will be used to offer four...

Conservancy district: Begin work on part of flood project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District has agreed to proceed with preliminary engineering work on a plan to improve the Blanchard River channel through Findlay in order to reduce flooding in the city. The conservancy...

Warm winter expected to lead into cool spring

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Spring arrived in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:28 a.m. today, even though the temperature outside might tell a different story. The Findlay area experienced an unusually warm winter, but “We’re definitely off to a cool start and it’s...

I-75 work: Overpass, 1 ramp to close soon

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Work on the Interstate 75 widening project through Findlay will begin next Monday, and an official from the Ohio Department of Transportation said to expect “some pain,” although the state will work to keep the disruption to a minimum. The...

Maps show few lead waterlines remain in city

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Maps of Findlay’s waterlines show a handful of city homes and businesses still have lead service lines supplying water from the city’s water mains, but dangerous levels of lead have not been detected in city water. The city filed the maps...

Legislators want answers from Army Corps

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County’s congressman and U.S. senators have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to explain “several gaps and discrepancies” in its flood-control study of the Blanchard River at Findlay, as compared to a...

Findlay Council gives first reading for Dorney Plaza funds

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council gave the first reading Tuesday to an ordinance to make the remainder of its $250,000 commitment to the renovation of Dorney Plaza. The money was originally budgeted in the city’s 2016 capital improvement plan with $35,000 already...

County to seek renewal of sales tax

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Public support for Blanchard River flood-control efforts will become a more pressing issue over the next year. The Hancock County commissioners said Thursday they will ask voters to renew a half-percent, 10-year sales tax that provides millions for...

Farm Bureau praising part of flood plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Farm Bureau has some time to mull it over, but the group may endorse at least part of the new recommendations for Blanchard River flood control. Gary Wilson, past president of the Farm Bureau and a current board member, said the...