Large cash balance forecast for 2015

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It wasn’t too long ago that Findlay officials were contending with a shortage of operating funds, so much so that layoffs were necessary. As was made clear Tuesday at a mid-year budget hearing, officials are now faced with just the opposite...

City expects big general fund balance

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER With Findlay’s general fund balance expected to be more than $9 million at year’s end, city officials seem to have come to a consensus on the need for long-term fiscal planning. For three years, Auditor Jim Staschiak has advocated at least a...

Muni building remodeling project to add courtroom

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay administrators hope to begin a multi-phase Municipal Building remodeling project this winter that will provide extra room for the municipal court, and repurpose space on all three floors. City Council on Tuesday was asked for $20,000 in seed...

Jammed jail: Some progress reported

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER On July 7, Betty Taylor’s 19th attempt at being admitted to the Hancock County jail to serve a 10-day sentence was successful. But on Tuesday, Monica Urdiales, sentenced to serve four days, was turned away for the 18th time because of overcrowding....

It’s drive-in movie night again in Findlay

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER On Saturday night, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and a lot of plastic pieces in primary colors will be seen at the Cube recreation center on Findlay’s North Main Street. “The Lego Movie” is scheduled be shown beginning at 9:25 p.m. in...

City, township firefighters plan new pact

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay firefighters will be entering into an automatic aid agreement with the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department to provide assistance with confirmed commercial and residential building fires. The territory will include industrial corporations and...

They did the crime, but they can’t do the time

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Most people in jail want to get out. Amy Peters, who is out, is begging to get in. But on a recent muggy Monday morning, the 45-year-old, sentenced to five days in jail in January 2013 for driving with a suspended license, was denied entry to the Hancock...

Findlay closes skate park, citing need for repairs

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Eagle Creek Skate Park was abruptly closed on Wednesday, the victim of disrepair and vandalism. City administrators said the closure is temporary, but may last into next year. The decision was prompted by Tuesday night’s City...

Skate park causing concern

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Eagle Creek Skate Park, which Findlay officials say is in disrepair, is prompting concern that could lead to its relocation or demise. Councilman-At-Large Grant Russel, at Tuesday’s council meeting, asked administrators about the park’s...

Downtown Findlay renovation project receives tax credit

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER A state historic preservation tax credit worth $325,000 has been awarded to two downtown Findlay building renovation projects near the Hancock County Courthouse. FD Main Street, a private development group comprised of community business and investment...