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Findlay’s last brick street may be paved

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council is taking steps to resurface Park Street, the city’s last brick street. Council met in regular session Tuesday and gave a first reading to legislation to pay for the resurfacing. A bid opening on the project was held last...

Republicans win 3 Findlay Council seats

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s three at-large councilmen, all Republicans, won re-election Tuesday by wide margins, handing their Democratic challengers a solid defeat. Candidates for the three open at-large seats included incumbents Grant Russel, Tom Shindledecker...

11 city candidates unopposed

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Eleven Republican candidates for Findlay government posts are uncontested in Tuesday’s general election, including candidates for Findlay City Council president, seven ward council seats, the city treasurer and both municipal court judges....

Delegation’s trip to Japan ‘maybe the best yet’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, on Friday described a recent trip to Japan “as maybe the best yet” in terms of making business connections with Japanese firms, particularly Honda. Mayle was the speaker...

6 candidates vie for 3 council seats

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Frustration over seemingly never-ending street and sidewalk improvements in downtown Findlay may show up at the ballot box Nov. 7. Asked about the concerns of residents during the campaign, almost all of the six candidates for three at-large seats on...

Plentiful Findlay jobs, housing shortage boost homelessness

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It seems like a contradiction, that a labor shortage could contribute to homelessness in Hancock County, but social workers say it’s part of the problem. Workers who relocate here in search of jobs can find themselves in trouble when it comes to...

Findlay joins lawsuit over tax collections

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council has voted to join a class-action lawsuit challenging the State of Ohio’s plans to collect net-profit taxes from businesses. The rules of council requiring three separate readings were suspended, and the ordinance was adopted...

Elizabeth Smart working to change ‘this rape culture’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There was complete silence in a standing-room-only crowd during Elizabeth Smart’s speech at the University of Findlay on Friday afternoon, as Smart recounted the unthinkable details of her story. Smart was abducted at knife point from her home...

Study envisions bicycle, pedestrian trails

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Potential bicycle and pedestrian trails, stretching from Findlay’s Broad Avenue to Riverside Park, are the focal point of a study by the Stantec engineering firm about how to use the green space created over the past 10 years by clearing the...

County officials promote sales tax proposal

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A forum hosted by the newly reformed League of Women Voters on the “safety and security” sales tax increase being sought by the Hancock County commissioners attracted a small crowd with some tough questions Thursday. About 15 people...