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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...

East Hardin Street is open, but now privately owned

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A 71-year-old Findlay man claims he was arrested by police for riding his bicycle on East Hardin Street, property now owned by Marathon Petroleum Corp. However, police say Michael J. Phillips was charged with trespassing in a Marathon parking garage....

Mayor, auditor clashing over workers’ comp

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council spent most of its regular meeting Tuesday refereeing a dispute between Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Auditor Jim Staschiak over the city’s choice of group plan providers with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Much of...

Campaign tone disappoints candidate for state auditor

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER If elected as Ohio’s next auditor, state Rep. Keith Faber, R-Celina, says he will work hard to catch those who would “lie, cheat, steal and play fast with the state’s money.” Faber made a campaign stop Tuesday in Findlay,...

City’s zoning office takes over enforcement of nuisance rules

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Neighborhood Enhancement and Abatement Team, or N.E.A.T., retired in April along with its longtime director, 30-year city employee Rebecca Greeno. Greeno worked with N.E.A.T. for 14 years. Now, the city zoning office is taking over...

Blanchard Valley Center changes student records policy

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has ended a practice of forwarding student records to local public schools without parental consent. For the past 10 years, Blanchard Valley Center’s school automatically forwarded the...

Cordray: GOP officials ‘are serving themselves’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Rich Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd Monday during a campaign stop at Findlay’s Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. About 60 people stood and cheered as Cordray entered the coffee shop. The...

Commissioners praise unified front on flood control

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol delivered a “position statement” to the commissioners’ office Thursday from a community group that plans to lobby for a more active role in flood-control planning for Findlay. Bechtol, who has...