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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...

Local radio ‘attack ads’ to continue

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Political ads placed by the Conservative Alliance Political Action Committee on WFIN-AM and WKXA-FM radio, part of the Findlay Publishing Co., will continue to run, despite demands by state Rep. Larry Householder, R-Glenford, that the ads be pulled....

Two GOP candidates heckled about negative campaign ads

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Both Republican primary candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House were heckled by audience members Friday at the Hancock County Republican Party’s First Friday Luncheon as they responded to questions about negative political ads...

Council to revisit city tax practice

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER In a split vote Tuesday, Findlay Council agreed to revisit the issue of the city allowing certain individuals and businesses to skip estimated payments on their city income taxes. Councilman Dennis Hellmann, R-2, asked that council call an informal...

Findlay may set downtown design standards

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council heard the first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would set design standards for updates made to downtown buildings, as part of the city’s zoning code. In September, council voted to create a nine-member review board. The...

Spring arrives, tornado sirens to be tested today

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER As spring begins, Findlay and Hancock County will participate in a statewide tornado drill, with sirens to sound at 9:50 a.m. today. The drill serves as a yearly reminder that the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures in Ohio also mean the threat...

Health merger decision praised

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock Public Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi made the first of what will be annual reports to Findlay City Council on Tuesday, describing the decision to merge the city and county health departments as one of the best decisions ever made locally....

Clean up dumped concrete, Army Corps tells Delaware Township

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Delaware Township trustees in Hancock County have been ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean up broken concrete that the township dumped along the Blanchard River, west of Mount Blanchard, in 2014. Tons of concrete pieces were...

Blanchard River widening project to begin on Monday

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — Work on flood-control improvements to the Blanchard River in Findlay will begin Monday. However, any action on more controversial floodwater storage basins is still more than a year away. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District,...

Two candidates air views about education policy

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Two Ohio Senate candidates aired their views about state education policy on Monday during a legislative roundtable discussion hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. Newly-appointed state Sen. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, attended the...