Flood control: What’s the next step?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a seven-day series of stories that look back, and attempt to look forward, at the issue of flood control in Hancock and Putnam counties. The stories have been written in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the disastrous flood of...

2007 flood anniversary: Looking back, and forward

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Courier today begins a seven-day series of stories, photos and graphics that look back, and an attempt to look forward, at the issue of flood control in Hancock and Putnam counties. The stories have been written in recognition of the 10-year...

Marathon taking active position on flood-control efforts

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER For the first time in years, Marathon Petroleum Corp. has announced it plans to take a more active and vocal position in the push for flood control in Hancock County. David E. Blatnik, a state government affairs manager for Marathon, attended...

Flood-control plans to get another look

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Flood-control plans for Findlay and Hancock County could take a new direction. On Tuesday, the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board voted unanimously to ask Stantec engineers to re-examine their flood-control recommendations using a new...

Findlay City Council urges utilities to play nice

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council is preparing to make an end run around a dispute between American Electric Power and Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative over service territory. A letter, penned by Councilman Tom Klein, R-4, was read into the record at...

Meeting to focus on high-water trouble spots

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners are organizing a post-flood meeting with other area officials to identify high-water trouble areas and create a plan to correct them. Commissioner Brian Robertson called it a process of “looking back and looking...

Findlay flood victims urged to contact mayor’s office

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay residents who had property damaged in last week’s flood are being encouraged to contact the mayor’s office. Mayor Lydia Mihalik told City Council on Tuesday that assessment teams from the city, the Hancock County Emergency...

Red Cross assesses Findlay damage

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Damage in Findlay caused by last week’s flood most likely won’t qualify for federal disaster relief, but help may come from the state. Initial damage assessments conducted by the American Red Cross over the weekend list three East High...

Heavy rains leave Findlay awash

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay/Hancock County awoke to a familiar disaster today: Major river flooding, which was on track to become one of the worst floods in the city’s history. Residents of the Spring Lake subdivision, in southern Findlay, were being advised to...

Could electric companies’ battle widen?

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There was talk of lawsuits, lost economic opportunity, and even a possible township revolt Tuesday, all as fallout from the continuing rift between Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and American Electric Power over which company has the right to...