Council OKs seeking grant for downtown

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow administrators to apply for a grant that would help pay for downtown traffic and safety improvements. It also consented to a controversial Lye Creek project, which will also be paid for with grant...

Council to consider downtown grant

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council is expected to vote tonight on seeking a grant that could pay for traffic and safety improvements in the downtown. The proposed improvements, scaled back from earlier ideas, could include “bump-outs” of sidewalks at...

Woman’s gardening knowledge lives on through family, friends

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It was the kind of place that had morning glories climbing up the clothesline posts, a second-floor greenhouse, and herbs that were harvested daily. Ruth Ann Bormuth’s life on the family farm at 5291 Ohio 103, near Rawson, had always been infused...

City income tax credit? Not now, officials decide

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay residents who work outside the city won’t be receiving a municipal income tax credit anytime soon. On Tuesday, City Council informally discussed the tax credit idea at 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische’s request, but some council...

Organizers scale back Findlay downtown plan

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Reverse-angle parking and Main Street lane reductions, both controversial aspects of a proposed downtown Findlay traffic plan, have been scrapped. Instead, organizers say they are going with a subtler approach that would still promote economic...

Flood insurance premiums in area still likely to rise

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Congress has rolled back a law that dramatically increased the costs of many flood insurance policies, but hundreds of policyholders in Findlay and Ottawa are still likely to see their premiums climb in coming years. While residents of the two towns are...

City parking plan evolving

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER While an influential business contingent vocally supports traffic and parking changes in downtown Findlay, a small, but developing, opposition is quietly researching whether the matter could be decided at the polls, The Courier has learned. City...

Council to face decision on traffic grant

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Legislation authorizing Findlay officials to apply for a traffic safety grant will be introduced at Findlay City Council’s April 1 meeting, Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said Tuesday. Council’s approval to apply for the state funding...

Downtown plan gets 44 comments

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Forty-four “comment cards” about the downtown traffic and parking plan were submitted after a meeting held for the general public this week. Presentations about the downtown plan were made at the Wednesday meeting, but organizers did not...

Marathon ‘isn’t calling the shots’

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. would only provide funding for Findlay’s downtown traffic and parking plan, and is not dictating the details, city officials and organizers said this week in response to public claims of cronyism and conflict of interest....