Few utilize panhandling law

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER James Adkins thinks more restrictions on his work will help “keep the drunks and criminals” from getting involved. “They’re the ones giving us a bad name,” Adkins said. “They cause trouble.” Adkins, who said he...

City may resume leaf pickup in ’15

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay may resume leaf pickup services in the fall of 2015, city officials say. The last time city workers picked up leaves was 2008. Volunteers have collected leaves in the years since. Officials are currently looking at the options, Safety-Service...

Ex-councilman gets suspended sentence for fatal accident

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Former Ottawa Councilman Alan J. Ducey has been given a suspended jail sentence, a one-year license suspension and fined $1,000 for causing an accident that killed two Columbus Grove women earlier this year. During a hearing Thursday in...

UF students may get free meningitis vaccinations

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will likely offer University of Findlay students free meningitis vaccines later this month. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to council to make $8,200 available for the vaccines. The money will...

Douglas leaving city council

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Councilman Andy Douglas resigned Friday to take a job out of the area, but it shouldn’t take long to fill his vacant 6th Ward council seat. Douglas’ resignation is effective Oct. 22. The first-term councilman informed his fellow...

Panhandlers provoke complaints

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ordinances passed in 2006 may not be doing enough to crack down on panhandling in Findlay. On Tuesday, 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische complained to council about problems with panhandling in the community. Frische and 5th Ward Councilman John...

Findlay finds algae bloom in 1 reservoir

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER An algae bloom has been detected in one of Findlay’s reservoirs, but the city’s water is safe to drink, officials say. The bloom was detected last week by a maintenance worker in the smaller reservoir in Marion Township, and the Water...

Price of road salt soaring, city lines up winter supply

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The price of road salt is soaring and Findlay may pay $200,000 more for salt this winter than a year ago, although the state said it offered city officials a cheaper option in May. City officials say they never received the state Department of...

City’s Skate Park getting facelift

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Eagle Creek Skate Park may have more graffiti than recent visitors, but Findlay officials are betting $4,000 on a Boy Scout to change that. Seth Johns, 15, has taken on the project of repairing the park as part of his service project to become an Eagle...

Lt. governor proud of job growth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican state leaders have made Ohio’s economy rebound quicker than other states, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says. “If you look at Ohio and where we are, wages are increasing, everything is increasing faster, obviously, in Ohio,” Taylor...