EPA regulations reviewed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER By April 21, Findlay City Council could be presented with new water drainage and pollution regulations that the Environmental Protection Agency will require the city to enforce. During an informal committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, council members...

Citizens may decide city officials’ salaries

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The future salaries of Findlay’s elected officials may be determined by the citizens they serve. An ad hoc committee of City Council members met Tuesday and discussed creating a “citizen commission” to decide whether elected officials...

City finances to appear on state website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay could become one of the first cities to participate in the state’s “open checkbook” project. The checkbook, launched by state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is an online database that aims to provide a comprehensive view of government...

Findlay Council considers pay hikes

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s elected officials could be getting a raise in their next terms. A committee of City Council members met Wednesday to discuss potential raises for the mayor, auditor, law director, treasurer and council members. Committee members said they...

Findlay pool bill may be climbing

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay may start paying up to $30,000 more per year to help fund the city pool at Riverside Park. The pool, which is operated by the Findlay YMCA, has had a combined loss of $50,000 during the past two summers because of cooler weather. The nonprofit...

I-75 widening in Findlay may start in 2016: ODOT

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Interstate 75 widening project through Findlay may be moved up a year, from 2017 to 2016, state Department of Transportation officials said Monday. State plans to resurface portions of Ohio 12, Ohio 613, Ohio 15, and Interstate 75 in Hancock County...

Sign of spring: Potholes aplenty

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Road crews for Findlay, Hancock County and the state are already filling potholes left by snow and low temperatures. A temporary fill of stone and oil will be used until asphalt companies ramp up production this spring. Pothole repair using asphalt will...

Board feared recovery house furor could endanger its levy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As arguments flared over a proposed addiction recovery house for women in Findlay, the chairman of the public board planning the house fretted the controversy might endanger the board’s levy request more than two years away. “Without question...

2 sides sparring over house sale

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Members of the Save Our Neighborhoods opposition group are complaining about the speed of their deal to buy a controversial property in Findlay. Save Our Neighborhoods offered to purchase a house at 1900 Greendale Ave. for $198,767 from the Hancock...

City launches new website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s new city website launched Thursday night, and city officials are asking users to submit feedback through a form on the main page of findlayohio.com. “This is always going to be an interactive thing,” said At-Large Councilman...