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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...

Panel picks McColley for Ohio Senate seat

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, has been recommended to fill the Ohio 1st Senate District seat left vacant by the resignation of Cliff Hite in October. The recommendation by a seven-member Senate screening committee was announced Tuesday...

Hancock County deputy, K-9 partner catch escapee

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — It was a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy and his K-9 partner who tracked down an escaped Wood County prisoner Wednesday. According to a report from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Tom Miller and his K-9,...

Findlay City Council moves ahead on proposed pay raises

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER An ordinance which would give pay raises to Findlay City Council members, the council president and the city treasurer survived its first reading Tuesday, despite an attempt by Councilman Jeff Wobser, R-At-Large, to delay any raises for council until...

3-pound newspaper coming Wednesday

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Expected to weigh in at about 3 pounds per newspaper, The Courier’s Wednesday edition will come stuffed with 30 advertising circulars — a feast for holiday shoppers. The newspaper will go to press at 10 p.m. today, three hours earlier than...

Findlay, YMCA cover losses at swimming pool

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s subsidy of the municipal swimming pool at Riverside Park is beginning to rival the high amounts seen in 2008, when there was talk of shutting the pool down. However, the city — with the help of the Findlay YMCA — seems set...

Project will clear Findlay land for river widening

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, agreed Tuesday to seek bids to clear trees and brush from about 15 acres along the Blanchard River in Findlay, as part of its planned flood-control project in the city. The...

Pay hikes for Findlay City Council members, city treasurer urged

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A Findlay City Council ad hoc committee, organized to consider pay raises for council members, the council president and the city treasurer, agreed Monday to recommend raises for all 12 positions. The committee recommended a $2,000 hike in the pay of...

Officials: Big downtown project coming to an end

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Main Street could be free of orange barrels in two weeks, officials say. Work is underway on three mid-block crosswalks, the final phase of the downtown revitalization project. The mid-block crosswalks are being added between Hardin...