Overdoses killed 3,050 Ohioans in 2015

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Accidental drug overdoses took the most lives on record in Ohio and Hancock County in 2015. Ohio had 3,050 of its residents die of a drug overdose last year, an average of eight per day, according to a report released Thursday by the Ohio Department of...

WITH VIDEO: ‘Findlay salutes veterans’ with colorful north end water tower

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay leaders gathered Monday morning on the grounds of Ball Corp. to honor veterans with a newly repaired and painted city water tower. The tower, painted to resemble an American flag, reads “Findlay salutes veterans.” “Things like...

Findlay may study alternative fuels for city vehicles

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The city fueled by one of the country’s largest petroleum companies may soon examine alternative ways to run some of its vehicles. Findlay City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that allows officials to seek a grant of up to $50,000 from the...

Council may help fund community workforce initiative

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council will consider whether to help fund a community workforce initiative known as “Raise The Bar.” The effort is focused on providing qualified workers for area employers. The initiative includes Findlay and Hancock County...

Low-income housing: Needs not met

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of a three-part series about the shortage of apartments in Findlay. By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Megan Hemmer knew she would have to make sacrifices to find a place to live in Findlay, but she never thought safety would be one of them. Hemmer...

Findlay housing costs higher than reported

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A recent cost-of-living analysis promoted by the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance claimed Findlay’s housing market is more affordable than it actually is. Findlay ranked as the fifth most affordable city to live in of eight cities in Ohio that...

Flooding, home prices depleting housing supply

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Rising home prices and flooding have contributed to the lack of affordable housing in Findlay. While rents have climbed in Findlay, home prices have, too. As of July 13, there were 272 single-family homes and condominiums for sale in Findlay with an...

WITH VIDEO: Need for affordable rentals growing

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of three parts about the shortage of apartments in Findlay. By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Scott Hughes was looking for a place that did not exist. He searched Findlay for weeks for a house or apartment to rent for around $400 a month....

Findlay zoning favors businesses over apartments

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s zoning code and zoning map tend to favor business development over apartment development. In Findlay, there are 1,766 acres designated for commercial use, more than six times the 281 acres assigned for multi-family housing development....

Findlay apartments in short supply

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of three stories about the shortage of apartments in Findlay. By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Alexa Six was almost ready to give up on Findlay. Six, a wholesale territory manager at Marathon Petroleum, looked for an apartment in the Findlay area...