Crawford Street parking plan not yet OK’d

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A plan to make Crawford Street in Findlay a one-way street with reverse-angle parking has never been formally approved. When the changes were announced in August, Findlay officials said the plan was already approved by the city’s Traffic...

Candidates plan fair presence

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER They’ll be in a booth instead of on a soapbox, but Findlay City Council candidates will still be trying to win votes at the Hancock County Fair this week. The four-way race for three at-large City Council seats is the only contested city race this...

Emmons enters guilty plea

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Scottie E. Emmons, 33, of Findlay, pleaded guilty Monday to drug trafficking, a fifth-degree felony, in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Emmons, along with Cheri Brooks and Kevin Brooks, were charged earlier this year with selling less than the bulk...

Vera pleads guilty to amended charge

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Joe Vera III, 21, of Arcadia, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of endangering children in Hancock County Common Pleas Court. Vera was originally scheduled Monday for a jury trial on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a...

Findlay plan: Reverse-angle parking on 1 downtown street

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Crawford Street in downtown Findlay will soon become a one-way street with reverse-angle parking. From Main Street, traffic will flow one-way west on West Crawford Street, and one-way east on East Crawford Street. Reverse-angle parking will be added to...

Sewer main work ordered on Lima Ave.

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER An unexpected sewer main repair may prevent part of Findlay’s Lima Avenue from being resurfaced this year. A sewer force main along part of Lima Avenue, near the Cooper Tire plant, needs to be replaced immediately, so the road may only be repaved...

City supervisor placed on leave

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s supervisor of computer services was put on paid administrative leave following his involvement in a traffic accident Friday. Justin Weddington, 30, was driving with a suspended license. It was suspended for 181 days in June after...

Findlay may help construct new arts center parking lot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials may make a deal with the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts that would net the city 86 parking spots for $255,000. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved allocating the money to help pay for parking lot...

Recovery houses to open soon

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two addiction recovery houses in Findlay will be ready for people to move in by early September. The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services purchased a house from Bradley W. Fife at 605 W. Hardin St. for $170,000, and...

Findlay, county seeking a share of salt settlement

By MAX FILBY and DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County have joined other local governments in Ohio which have filed claims for a chunk of the state’s $11.5 million settlement with two road salt companies accused of falsely inflating prices. The state accused...