New Public Health building still in the talking stage

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER It looks like Hancock Public Health’s request for help in financing a new building is headed for further committee discussion. A Findlay City Council committee on inter-government relations met in late February to discuss the request, and has...

Renacci: Senate race important to GOP

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Even in the “reddest of red Hancock County,” Republicans are concerned about stopping the “blue wave” that Democrats are hoping for this year, and are working to rally GOP voters. That description of Hancock County came from...

Blanchard Valley Industries on the move

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Industries, a nonprofit employer of adults with developmental disabilities, is no longer a “sheltered workshop.” It’s changing, growing and moving. Part of the Blanchard Valley Industries operation has moved to West...

Mayor: Findlay is strong, but workforce shortage a concern

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Mayor Lydia Mihalik, delivering her 2018 State of the City address on Tuesday, said Findlay is strong, but the workforce shortage continues to be a concern. She praised Findlay City Schools, along with the city’s private, public and nonprofit...

Ohio towns lose tax fight

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A judge in Franklin County Common Pleas Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit, brought by about 160 Ohio municipalities, challenging a new law that allows the State of Ohio to collect local business taxes. The city of Findlay was among the...

Findlay Council debates planned subsidized housing

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council members on Tuesday debated the planned construction of 50 new subsidized housing units on Bishop Lane on the north side of Findlay. Councilman Tom Shindledecker, R-at-Large, said he would risk being labeled “a...

Findlay plans $32 million capital budget

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay Council’s Appropriation Committee gave a first review Tuesday to the city’s $32 million capital budget for 2018. The city is expected to contribute about $7.8 million for capital improvement projects this year, including about $2.9...

Tax payment debate flares up again

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER There was more yelling Wednesday at city hall, but Findlay leaders may have scratched and clawed their way toward a compromise on estimated tax payments. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik became enraged during the afternoon meeting of the city tax board, as...

Primary election races set for Ohio House, Senate seats

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The 2018 elections for Ohio’s state representatives may prove to be anything but a sleeper, with most races being contested. The filing deadline for the May 8 primary election was 4 p.m. Wednesday. Candidate petitions must now be certified by...

Findlay City Council tempers flare over tax practice

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Tempers flared at Tuesday’s Findlay City Council meeting, as the city’s practice of allowing some individuals and businesses to skip estimated tax payments, without penalty, came under scrutiny again. Councilwoman Holly Frische, R-1, a...