‘Right-to-try’ law received local support

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER House Bill 290, Ohio’s “right-to-try” legislation, was signed into law this month by Gov. John Kasich, making Ohio the 33rd state to adopt a bill to benefit the terminally ill. State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and Rep. Marlene...

Study of city street conditions proposed

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay administrators want a citywide study of street conditions to be put on the “to do” list in 2017. However, at least one council member is questioning the cost. The study, which would cost about $100,000, would evaluate all public...

Findlay Council approves $27.6 million city budget

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council voted Tuesday to adopt a $27.6 million budget for the city’s operation in 2017. Approval of the budget ordinance, which was scheduled for the first of three readings on Tuesday, was hurried by council. Council voted unanimously...

Flood control efforts top 2016 regional news

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Flood control continued to dominate The Courier’s regional news coverage in 2016, with frustration over delays reaching a tipping point. Coverage of the Hancock County commissioners’ decision in June to take local control of the flood...

Hancock County operating budget growing

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s operating budget is expected to climb to about $24.3 million in 2017, an increase of $824,530 over this year. The county commissioners approved appropriations for next year at their regular meeting Tuesday. A total of about...

Mayor urges city to support Dorney work

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik encouraged council to move forward with plans announced Tuesday for renovation of Dorney Plaza. Jerry Murray, with RCM Architects, presented the $1 million plan to council Tuesday night. Murray made a similar presentation...

Flood-control report delayed

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It will be late January or early February before the review of the Army Corps of Engineers’ recommendation for flood-control along the Blanchard River at Findlay is released. Steve Wilson, who is serving as the project’s manager for the...

City looks at closing down WORC facility

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council will take a look at improving its bottom line in 2017 at the expense of the Work Opportunity & Rehabilitation Center (WORC). Located on 224 W. Crawford St., WORC allows eligible criminal offenders to serve their sentence at...

Hackers hit Henry County voter database

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Attempts by computer hackers to hold Henry County’s voter database for ransom had county and state officials scrambling just days before the Nov. 8 general election. Voters were advised about the data breach in a letter sent by the Henry County...

Findlay expenses will top revenue in 2017

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay administrators are recommending City Council maintain staffing levels and continue to invest in capital improvement projects in 2017, despite an anticipated downturn in tax revenue. Council is set to hold hearings on the $27.6 million budget...