City Council to require reports on delayed taxes

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay City Council passed legislation Tuesday that requires regular reports from the city’s tax administrator on how many individuals and businesses are delaying payment of estimated taxes. Auditor James Staschiak said the new rules...

Findlay joins state ‘online checkbook’

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The City of Findlay has joined the state’s “online checkbook.” City officials held a press conference Friday with officials from state Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office to announce the launch. Findlay’s page on...

Bechtol appointed Hancock commissioner

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In a vote by 51 members of the Hancock County Republican Central Committee, Tim Bechtol, a Findlay architect, won the party’s appointment as county commissioner Monday night. Bechtol, 48, is the principal architect with Peterman Associates,...

GOP to select commissioner from field of 10 candidates

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The names of the 10 applicants seeking appointment to a vacant Hancock County commissioner’s seat won’t be known until tonight. The Hancock County Republican Central Committee is expected to make the appointment tonight in a meeting that...

Hefty newspaper coming Wednesday

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Courier readers who are hoping for a feast of deals on Thanksgiving and Black Friday are in for a treat. Wednesday’s Courier will be stuffed with holiday sales fliers, and each newspaper is expected to weigh more than 2.5 pounds. Rob Jenney, The...

Kan Du studio cost increases

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Industries’ new Kan Du art studio just got more expensive. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities on Wednesday approved a $120,000 change order for the project. Workers on the site found a large abandoned cistern...

Columbia Gas program to help customers save

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A new Columbia Gas program is meant to help Findlay customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save money. On Tuesday, Findlay City Council was briefed on a program being introduced by the company for its natural gas customers with a...

Will medical marijuana bans withstand court challenges?

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It remains unclear whether medical marijuana bans, like the one recently enacted by the City of Findlay, could withstand a court challenge, said Matt DeTemple, executive director of the Ohio Township Association. In a preemptive move earlier this...

Diversion channel stays in flood plan

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Stantec, the Canadian-based engineering firm now in charge of the Blanchard River flood-control study, has confirmed that an Eagle Creek diversion channel will be part of its recommendation, which is expected by the end of the year. Stantec was hired...

City to be on OhioCheckbook.com soon

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The City of Findlay will soon be opening up its financial records on OhioCheckbook.com, an initiative of State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office. City Auditor Jim Staschiak said city data for the site was submitted to the state on Sept. 27, and a...