City Council stands firm on tax money

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council doesn’t want to share. Despite pleas from visitors, council voted 7-1 Tuesday to accept an Appropriations Committee recommendation that money generated by the hotel/motel bed tax go to the general fund rather than being used to...

Findlay clears up FEMA concerns

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay has avoided being put on probation by the National Flood Insurance Program. After submitting documents to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, city officials cleared up more than 100 issues the federal agency had with the city meeting...

Council panel doesn’t want to share tax

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Nonprofits may not have a chance to apply for a portion of Findlay’s hotel/motel tax revenue. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to council that all of the money from the 3 percent bed tax be...

Officials ready to try 2-year Findlay budget

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is preparing to map out a budget for the next two years instead of just one. City officials announced Tuesday they will start preparing the budget, which will go through 2016, at a Sept. 9 meeting of council’s Appropriations Committee....

High weeds: Council looks for weapons

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is still trying to kill its weed problem, and the solution it’s looking for may already be in place in another part of the state. Earlier this month, City Council discussed taking action to eliminate high weeds and grass at abandoned,...

Fair food stands meet demand for new items

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If it’s fried or topped with powdered sugar, chances are Bill Griffin has made and sold it. Griffin, 80, of Bloomville, has been in the fair food business for 33 years. Griffin and his family maintain four food trucks, three of which are at the...

Findlay school board buys house next to Donnell Middle School

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay school board approved the district’s purchase of a residence next to Donnell Middle School for $150,000 in a 4-1 vote on Monday. The residence, at 323 Baldwin Ave., will be purchased with permanent improvement funds. Superintendent Ed...

Local fairgrounds turning 75

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Visitors to the Hancock County Fair this week will be celebrating a milestone. As the fair kicks off on Wednesday, it will be celebrating 75 years at the Old Millstream Fairgrounds off East Sandusky Street with many annual events and some new ones....

Buses rerouted, easing congestion

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay drivers may have noticed a little less traffic congestion on Broad Avenue as students went back to school this week. For the first time, Findlay City Schools has started directing buses onto Howard Street as they leave Millstream Career Center...

WITH VIDEO: Senator Brown presents medals to Army veteran

    By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER U.S. Army veteran James Goshe received something Tuesday he had waited nine years for. Goshe, a sergeant and Iraq war veteran who was discharged in 2005, has been waiting to receive 12 medals and ribbons honoring his time in the military....