Findlay’s Sprague seeks state office

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Ohio’s treasurer serves as the state’s chief financial officer and banker, with the duty to safeguard taxpayer money. In his bid for the office, Findlay’s Robert Sprague has promised to do more. “I not only have the ability to...

Police called to calm City Council ruckus

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A police officer was asked to calm Tuesday’s meeting of Findlay City Council after residents, complaining that the city’s zoning appeals board is misusing its authority, got a little rowdy. Council President Ron Monday called for the...

Two area Ohio House races contested

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Republican voters in both the 81st and 87th Ohio House districts will decide contested primaries on May 8. There are no Democratic primary contests in Hancock or surrounding counties for Ohio House seats. Ohio House members serve two years. Members of...

3 candidates square off in Senate race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The three-way Republican primary race for the Ohio Senate’s 1st District seat has focused as much on the state of the party as it has on other issues like drug addiction and business taxes. Maybe it’s the lingering fallout from the...

Buckland, Cross compete for House seat

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Both Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House have had to work a little harder to make their voices heard over the clamor created by dueling political action committees, which entered the campaign in early April. Candidates...

Cross outspends Buckland by $100K in Ohio House race

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Campaign finance reports filed Thursday by Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House show Jon Cross, of Kenton, outspending opponent Cheryl Buckland of Findlay by more than $100,000, and raising four times more in donations....

WITH VIDEOS: 3 Ohio Senate candidates spar at forum

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Craig Kupferberg of Findlay, a candidate in the three-way Republican primary for the Ohio Senate’s 1st District seat, wasted no time Thursday challenging incumbent state Sen. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, on the current state of GOP leadership in...

Findlay may change rules on tall weeds, junk vehicles

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council is considering changes to the city’s rules on junk vehicles and tall weeds in an effort to improve enforcement. Council gave a first reading to an ordinance Tuesday that would amend rules about when a vehicle becomes a public...

WITH VIDEOS: House candidates uncomfortable with ads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Both Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House said Monday they are uncomfortable with the tone of the race, after ad campaigns launched by opposing super PACs have negatively portrayed them both. Candidates Cheryl Buckland of...

Ohio House candidates trading jabs

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Republican primary for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House is quickly becoming the one to watch, but not for the issues as much as the antics of the candidates and their supporters. Candidate Jon Cross this week filed a complaint with the...