Council OKs insurance fund transfer

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council on Tuesday voted to transfer an additional $50,000 for insurance-related claims and fees into an account that the law director can access at will. Opposition from two council members wasn’t enough to persuade the rest of...

County standing firm on jail fees

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek says Findlay’s refusal to pay jail fees for the past three months is “disconcerting,” but it isn’t going to force the county into changing its proposed contract for inmate housing. Mayor...

Money transfer facing opposition

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Two Findlay City Council members are balking at a recommended $50,000 insurance money transfer that the law director says will make it more convenient to pay claims, settlements and other legal costs. Law Director Don Rasmussen said he expects more...

City bills remain unpaid

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay is not paying Hancock County for criminal and court-related services until contracts, which are still being negotiated, are signed. The city has not paid for legal representation for indigent defendants who are charged under municipal code, and...

Hite discusses small business tax break

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Laws targeting crop nutrient use and teacher evaluation standards enacted this week were cited by 1st District Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, at the monthly Republican First Friday luncheon. Taxes were also a hot topic. “We just did another tax break...

16 city streets slated for repaving

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay plans to spend about $1.3 million to resurface at least 16 streets this year. City Council on Tuesday gave a first reading to funding legislation that could enable the lowest bidder, Smith Paving of Norwalk, to begin work later this month, said...

Harsh winter cost city more than $130,000

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER This year’s brutal winter cost Findlay government more than $130,000 for additional utility costs, vehicle repairs and overtime. Bills that administrators and department heads supplied to The Courier show the Public Works Department had the most...

Memorial Day’s meaning broadens

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on a warm, sunny Monday focused on including and honoring many people. Ceremonies at the Main Street bridge were followed by the traditional parade to Maple Grove Cemetery, where additional ceremonies...

Michigan family cheers Findlay

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER A Michigan mother has emailed Mayor Lydia Mihalik an “open love letter to the residents of Findlay,” which expresses gratitude to those who helped her son after he was injured in a car accident near Arlington. Mihalik said she was...

Sandusky Street getting facelift from east to west

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Did you hear about the guy who drove from one side of Findlay to the other today on Sandusky Street? Of course you didn’t, because it can’t be done, at least not at the moment, thanks to all of the ongoing improvement projects. Nowhere else...