Findlay Council OKs 3-year police pact

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay police can look forward to getting a 2 percent raise each year for the next three years. City Council approved a new contract for police Tuesday. The pact is retroactive to January. Each raise will cost the city an additional $100,000 per year,...

Kasich signs ‘Good Samaritan’ law

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Nearly seven years after Tony Grotrian’s grandson died of a drug overdose, a bill that may have saved his life has become law. “It means an awful lot,” Grotrian said. Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 110, also known as the “Good...

Council cautious on school demolition

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council decided Tuesday not to rush action on razing a dilapidated former school at 1001 Blanchard Ave. Findlay City Schools has asked City Council to tear down the former Huber School, now a privately-owned property. (READ MORE: Some former...

Hancock County, Fostoria join financial website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Hancock County became the third county in northwestern Ohio and the 18th county in the state to join OhioCheckbook.com on Thursday. State Treasurer Josh Mandel joined Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg at the Hancock County commissioners’...

Mandel criticizes Findlay auditor over ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Treasurer Josh Mandel criticized Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak on Thursday for “blocking” the city from joining the state’s “open checkbook” website. Mandel made the comments while in Findlay to announce that Hancock...

WITH VIDEO: Mayor says federal funds seem unlikely

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel is unlikely to receive any federal funding, the city administration told Findlay City Council at a special meeting Wednesday morning. “The level of national interest in the Blanchard is just not...

‘Good Samaritan’ bill approved

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague’s “Good Samaritan Bill” is heading to the governor’s desk. House Bill 110, which would grant a person immunity when seeking emergency medical services for somebody who is overdosing, unanimously passed...

Need for noise wall discussed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Residents in the neighborhood along Western Avenue near Ohio 15/U.S. 68 have until June 20 to tell state officials whether they want a noise wall built. More than 50 percent of residents who would benefit from the wall have to support it for the Ohio...

City may join Lake Erie project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The city may join a project with the state and Lucas County to help keep the Maumee River and Lake Erie clean. If Findlay City Council approves, the city will administer a $355,000 grant to help obtain, install and run a sediment collector in the...

Weekend: Valravn swoops into Cedar Point

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It’s a cross between a queasy kid’s worst nightmare and Evel Knievel’s best dream, with a name from the Middle Ages. Valravn, Cedar Point’s 18th roller coaster, opens this season. The first hill of the latest coaster is unlike...