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Taylor, running mate say they offer ‘clear choice’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Just one day after Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor announced her pick of a running mate for the governor’s race, her campaign began introducing Nathan Estruth around the state. Estruth, 50, of the Cincinnati area, will need to be introduced in most...

Findlay Council agrees to repair large sinkhole

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council started 2018 by agreeing to spend $85,000 to fix a large sinkhole in the Hunters Creek Subdivision, in hopes that it’s not a sign of things to come. Service Director Brian Thomas said a collapsed sewer is causing the sinking....

City Council pay raises approved

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In one of its last decisions of the year, Findlay City Council members voted to give themselves a pay raise in 2018. The vote was 8-2 at Tuesday’s regular meeting of council, with Councilmen Jeff Wobser and Grant Russel, both R-at-large, voting...

Budget book made available to public

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A copy of a modified 2018 budget book for Findlay was released by the mayor’s office on Friday, replete with rebuttals to commentary given by Auditor Jim Staschiak highlighted throughout the document. The dispute between city administrators and...

Findlay officials battle over budget book

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council and its administrators ended two days of budget hearings on Thursday talking strategy … and arguing. While most everyone attending the nearly nine hours of hearings over Wednesday and Thursday agreed the discussion was good,...

City hopes to overcome proposed 2018 deficit

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER With good management and some good fortune in 2018, Findlay officials say they can overcome a $1.6-million deficit in the proposed general fund budget for 2018. City Council held its first budget hearings for 2018 on Wednesday, with 12 departments...

Findlay may continue deficit spending plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER With budget hearings set to begin next week, Findlay City Council is again contemplating starting a new year with a deficit spending plan. The proposed budget for 2018 has the city’s general fund operating expenses outpacing revenue by $1.6...

Findlay to sign new bank agreements

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council hurried legislation Tuesday that will allow City Auditor Jim Staschiak to begin signing new bank depository agreements, in advance of a rule change in Ohio that Staschiak said may prove to be a bad deal for local governments. Council...

Time running out for Findlay Council pay increases

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Legislation granting pay raises to Findlay City Council members and the city treasurer must be approved by council before Dec. 31, or it will be another two years before it can be reconsidered. City Council will hear the second of three readings of...

Kasich visits distribution center, delivers a Christmasy message

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for McLane Grocery Distribution center in Findlay, and delivered a message that sounded a lot like Christmas. Kasich was given the honor of cutting the ribbon in the ceremony. The governor...