Blanchard Valley Center changes student records policy

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has ended a practice of forwarding student records to local public schools without parental consent. For the past 10 years, Blanchard Valley Center’s school automatically forwarded the...

Cordray: GOP officials ‘are serving themselves’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Rich Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd Monday during a campaign stop at Findlay’s Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. About 60 people stood and cheered as Cordray entered the coffee shop. The...

Commissioners praise unified front on flood control

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol delivered a “position statement” to the commissioners’ office Thursday from a community group that plans to lobby for a more active role in flood-control planning for Findlay. Bechtol, who has...

Group seeks bigger role in flood control

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A group representing Findlay and Hancock County governments, plus business officials and the farming community, plans to lobby the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, for a much larger role in flood-control planning. On Wednesday, the...

City Council members mull income tax practice

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay Council held an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting Tuesday to again mull over the city’s practice of refusing estimated income tax payments from certain individuals and businesses. While no action was taken, a consensus is growing...

Man loses 2nd zoning appeal

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A Findlay man who claims he’s losing business because the City of Findlay continues to deny him building permits lost his second appeal Thursday to the Findlay Board of Zoning Appeals. George Martens of Findlay is challenging nuisance property...

Write-in candidate to make fall ballot

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Mary Harshfield of Findlay, a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House, received enough write-in votes Tuesday for her name to appear on the November ballot as a candidate. Harshfield had to receive at...

McColley wins GOP nod in Senate 1st District race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Sen. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, won the Republican nomination Tuesday as the party’s candidate for Ohio’s 1st Senate District seat, taking more than 60 percent of the vote, despite having two challengers. McColley, however, did not...

Sprague wins GOP primary for state treasurer

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Robert Sprague on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to be the next state treasurer. Sprague received 406,622 votes statewide in his bid for the nomination, or about 57.51 percent of the total votes cast. Sandra O’Brien...

Cross wins GOP nod for Ohio House seat

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Jon Cross of Kenton won the Republican primary for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House on Tuesday, defeating Findlay’s Cheryl Buckland by a comfortable margin. After a campaign filled with PAC-funded attack ads and campaign fliers, Cross...