I-75 project: Lima Avenue will close for a year in September

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Residents and businesses along Findlay’s Lima Avenue should prepare for detours over the next year, as the Ohio Department of Transportation works to reconstruct the Interstate 75 interchanges at U.S. 68 and Ohio 15. Lima Avenue is expected to...

Projects adding to Findlay bicycling options

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Bicylists will have more ways to get around Findlay in 2020. Findlay City Council voted in June to accept about $1.7 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation from its Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP, to extend the Blanchard River...

Flood-control proposal still calls for three storage basins

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — Better data, better models, and taking a second look at the plans haven’t resulted in big changes to Stantec engineering’s recommendation for flood-control options for the Blanchard River. However, the footprints of the...

Review of flood-control ideas to be released online

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — The public will get its first look Tuesday at the Stantec engineering firm’s review of its Blanchard River flood-control recommendations. Following a meeting of the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board Tuesday morning,...

Will Blanchard River widening project affect existing wetlands?

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Ohio EPA promised Tuesday to get answers about the impact that a river widening project will have on existing wetlands along the Blanchard River at Findlay. Richard Kozlowski, a member of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, asked the...

Expansion starts at BVHS Miracle Park

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Work to expand Blanchard Valley Health System’s Miracle Park, in preparation for a National Miracle League All-Star Weekend on Sept. 14-16, got underway Monday in Findlay. The $200,000 expansion will include an additional 2,000 square feet of...

Street construction season in Findlay well underway

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s summer road construction season is well underway, with city officials planning for less disruption this year. Last summer, with downtown renovations, state roadwork, and seemingly haphazard work on city streets, Findlay was a maze of...

Council staying out of workers’ comp struggle

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council appeared ready at its regular meeting Tuesday to step out of the power struggle between Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Auditor Jim Staschiak over the city’s management of workers’ compensation. Councilwoman Holly Frische, R-1,...

Over $250,000 spent in 83rd District race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Campaign spending in the Republican primary race for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House topped $250,000, not counting super PAC spending on both sides. The deadline for the candidates to file post-primary election campaign spending reports was 4...

EPA plans meeting on river project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Bids for the Blanchard River widening project in Findlay will most likely be sought in August, with final preparations now underway. Steve Wilson, project manager for the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, said the project will go to bid...