Downtown plan: Lid put on public comments, questions

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Public reaction Wednesday to a proposed downtown traffic and parking plan was like the weather — mixed. About 150 people gathered at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center on Wednesday afternoon to hear the plan outlined by Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Brad...

Downtown plan: Young professionals favor downtown update

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Main Street and its intersecting streets should serve as a working, shopping, living and recreational hot spot rather than primarily as a pass-through corridor for people traveling elsewhere, young Findlay professionals said Wednesday....

Officials: Traffic plan expected to evolve

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay’s proposed traffic plan, forged by professional firms and a community committee, is expected to evolve with community input, officials said Monday. Via three public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, and through opinions directed to...

Reverse-angle parking isn’t a new concept

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The reverse-angle parking proposed for Findlay’s Main Street is not a new idea, nor is it criticism-free in places that have it. And it’s not even new for Findlay. The city has had some reverse-angle, back-in parking for police officers for...

Mixed reactions in Pottstown, Pa.

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Pottstown, Pa., is being used by Findlay officials as one example of where reverse-angle parking is being used. But has it been a success? “It has and it hasn’t. People either like back-in angled parking or they absolutely hate it,”...

Traffic plan: Officials answer questions

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik hosted a live question-and-answer session about the proposed downtown traffic plan Thursday on Facebook. “I thought that there needed to be answers to some of the questions being posed to me and to some of the council...

City Council not rushing ‘corridor’

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council, after hearing again from detractors, decided Tuesday not to rush a “riparian corridor” proposal for a portion of Lye Creek. Council gave the first of three readings to an ordinance that, if approved, would allow the city...

Council considers Lye Creek project

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council today will consider legislation that, if passed, would endorse a plan to create a “riparian corridor” along Lye Creek. The ordinance would authorize Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer to sign a grant agreement with...

City pursues flood insurance rate reduction

EDITOR’S NOTE: Second of two parts. By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s attempt to enroll in a flood insurance rate-reduction program, a quest that has lasted more than five years, has become increasingly urgent as premium increases begin to take effect. But the...

Progress: Downtown undergoing a transformation

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay is continuing to experience a makeover, with a focus on younger and future generations. Infrastructure improvements are being considered, too. The goal is to make the downtown more inviting for years to come. The Findlay-Hancock County...