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Friar spent 54 years serving poor in Africa

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Friar Joseph Robert Weissling, when he did come home, would sometimes return with only the clothes on his back, recalled his niece, Jane Bender. He was a quiet, unassuming, and monumentally giving man who spent most of his life serving the poor in...

WITH VIDEO: Blaze destroys longtime city flower shop, arson suspected

  By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The front door plaque proclaiming its establishment in 1923 remained, and shop pets Peanut the rabbit and Lily the cat survived, but otherwise an early morning fire destroyed Sink’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse on Monday. “Everything is...

Nonprofits can seek share of hotel/motel tax revenue

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay nonprofit groups will get a chance to appeal for a portion of the city’s hotel/motel tax money in November. The opportunity was prompted by a City Council discussion Tuesday about the Hancock Historical Museum’s request to receive 10...

Findlay tries to address FEMA concerns

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay this week submitted hundreds of pages of additional information about flooded properties to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is scrutinizing the records to see if the city is complying with the National Flood Insurance Program. The...

Grant to enhance two Findlay streets

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve downtown safety, walkability, bicycle accessibility and aesthetics. The funds will be used to enhance Main and Cory streets, which will factor into a...

Officials debate city’s business tax collection procedures

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER How Findlay collects income taxes from businesses, a practice that influences revenue projections, long-term budgeting, and ultimately many aspects of city operations and services, came under debate at last week’s income tax board meeting. The...

Findlay to seek fire truck bids

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday authorized city administrators to seek bids for a new fire truck. Fire Chief Tom Lonyo said a Fire Department committee that began meeting at the beginning of the year is recommending the city...

City faces flood insurance ‘probation’

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The Federal Emergency Management Agency has threatened to place Findlay on flood insurance program “probation,” which could increase the cost of flood insurance premiums, if the city doesn’t resolve more than 100 property issues the...

City’s weed problem growing

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Dwayne Chambers said he loves Findlay, but the romance is waning because of places like 605 Tiffin Ave. Addressing City Council last month, Chambers took issue with his neighbors’ waist-high weeds. “You’ve told me how great the city is,...

Lima tries out reverse-angle parking

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER LIMA — Just north and west of the downtown Kewpee, Lima’s beloved hamburger joint, are two of the city’s newest street makeoevers. Portions of Elizabeth Street and West Street, one block over, began to offer reverse-angle parking spaces...