City considers purchasing new fire truck

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The city of Findlay may consider purchasing an aerial truck for its Fire Department to replace a combined ladder and pumper truck built in 1996. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer told City Council on Tuesday that the five-year capital plan...

Findlay water crisis unlikely

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Toledo’s water crisis has prompted the inevitable question: What if it happened here? What if Findlay’s water was in some way compromised, either by algae or sabotage? Are there plans in place to minimize the fallout? “I don’t...

Municipal Building plans move forward

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Hearing no objections from City Council members on Tuesday, Findlay administrators plan to move forward this fall with Municipal Building renovations that will create more space for municipal court and relocate part of the police department. The project,...

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...

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...

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....

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...