Health agency merger behind schedule

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The merging of Findlay and Hancock County’s health departments is behind schedule, but city officials think it can get back on track this spring. Both Findlay City Council and the county District Advisory Council were scheduled to have approved and...

WITH VIDEO: Sprague plans more work on opiate issues

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State legislators still have work do to on Ohio’s opiate problem, says Rep. Robert C. Sprague. Despite passing about seven bills related to opiate addiction, Sprague said he plans to push further with legislation in 2015 by reworking and...

City uncertain of law’s impact

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are unsure as to how much the recently passed tax reform will affect the city’s finances. House Bill 5, which Ohio House members passed last week, is an attempt to make it easier for businesses to file taxes. If Gov. John Kasich...

City receives grant for improvements to park band shell

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council accepted a $9,000 grant Tuesday to make improvements to the Allen P. Dudley Band Shell in Riverside Park. “From what I understand we’ll be doing some brick work,” said Mayor Lydia Mihalik. The improvements to the...

Findlay Airport won’t need subsidy next year; Riverside Park pool will

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For the first time in over a decade, the Findlay Airport is not expected to need a subsidy in 2015, but the city will not be as fortunate with the Riverside Park pool. The lack of an airport subsidy was mentioned during the city’s annual budget...

Council considers sick pay question

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday tabled a recommendation on how to compensate outgoing Fire Chief Tom Lonyo for his unused sick time. Lonyo, 46, is leaving the Fire Department for a safety-related job at Marathon Petroleum...

Armes: Cooper gets ‘no respect,’ but company plans more growth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Chief Roy Armes thinks his company is “the Rodney Dangerfield of tires.” “Nobody knows who we are, and we get no respect,” Armes joked Friday during a Hancock County Republican Party lunch. Fixing that...

Health agency merger plan advancing

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council members will get their first look at a plan for a combined city-county health department before the year ends. Council will meet informally at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 to hear details from Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer....

Shoppers line up for Black Friday sales

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Black Friday started Thursday night at several Findlay stores, but other retailers kept the year’s biggest shopping spree on the day after Thanksgiving. More than 100 people were lined up outside of Menard’s, a home improvement and general...

Thanksgiving Day deals lure shoppers

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For shoppers such as Chad Leiter, trying to be in two places at once for “door-buster” deals is no longer a problem. Several big Findlay retailers began their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night, while other stores waited to open until...