5 counties, 1 city didn’t struggle to join ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ohio cities and counties using the same financial software as Findlay did not encounter the problems that the Findlay auditor’s office claims to face in trying to join the state’s “open checkbook” website, OhioCheckbook.com....

City finalizes street projects

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 Findlay streets will be resurfaced this year at a cost of around $1.9 million. Three street projects will be mostly paid for by the state. The Ohio Department of Transportation will pay around $560,000 to resurface Broad Avenue from Howard...

Are city officials communicating?

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Debate between Findlay City Council members about a $1.5 million appropriation led one councilman to question the quality of communication between the city auditor’s office and the mayor’s office on Tuesday. “Can’t those...

Findlay auditor: Tool will make finances clear

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak plans to have a tool in place by mid-summer that will allow residents to examine the city’s finances. “I want you to know we’re going to be so transparent that you’re going to feel like you’re...

Competing utilities address council

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Customers of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative could see their rates rise if a service dispute, similar to the current one between the cooperative and American Electric Power of Ohio, repeats itself. American Electric Power has a franchise agreement to...

Findlay Council pedaling away from N. Cory Street bike lanes

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council may put the brakes on a proposal to create two North Cory Street bike lanes as part of the city’s downtown transportation plan. The plan calls for two bike lanes to be added to North Cory, while reducing car and truck traffic...

Findlay man sent to prison for 3 holdups

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A Findlay man will spend up to 10 years in prison for robbing two gas stations and a carryout. Jeremy E. Sherbrook, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated robbery for stealing from Som Carryout and a Mobil gas station, and to one count of...

Addiction recovery: officials pleased by first-year results

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 44 percent of people who entered Findlay’s Tree Line Center over the past year completed an addiction recovery program there. Pat Hardy, substance abuse coordinator for the year-old center, spoke to Findlay Rotary on Monday about the...

Free water tests offered to 80 Findlay homes

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 80 Findlay households were sent a letter this week by Mayor Lydia Mihalik, notifying them that old lead service lines may be supplying water to their homes from a city water main. In the letter, Mihalik offered free testing of the lead levels in...

State unveils road construction plans

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday unveiled its 2016 construction plans, including three highway projects in Hancock County that will cost $7.7 million. The state will pay $5.4 million to resurface a little over half a mile of Interstate...