Mayor Mihalik files petitions for 2nd term

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik has filed petitions to run for a second four-year term. So far, Mihalik, 35, a Republican, is facing no challengers from her party in the primary election but that could change by the Feb. 4 filing deadline. “I am proud...

Recovery house may prompt zoning change

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A controversial addiction recovery house for women at 1900 Greendale Ave. could be the first and last home of its size allowed in a Findlay neighborhood zoned for single-family housing. Findlay officials are starting to re-evaluate city zoning ordinances...

Rep. Latta pans president’s proposals

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More government, more regulation and more taxes. That’s what President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but it’s not what people wanted to hear, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, said Wednesday....

City workers getting 3 percent pay increase

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council approved a 3 percent raise for all non-elected city employees Tuesday night at a cost of $300,000 per year. “Our department heads and staff have enabled us to award our employees,” Mayor Lydia Mihalik said. The raise will...

Opt-out deadline Jan. 30 for electric aggregation customers in Findlay

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay residents have until Jan. 30 to opt out of the city’s electricity aggregation program. The program, which will continue to be supplied by FirstEnergy Solutions of Akron, offers those who participate a chance to get cheaper electricity. The...

Community members mark civil rights leader’s birthday

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The federal holiday may be on Monday, but community members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. on his 86th birthday Thursday. About 20 people took part in the annual “unity walk” from First Lutheran Church to Dorney Plaza outside the Findlay...

City to buy police cars, fire engine

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Council is likely to approve $233,498 for new police cars and $580,000 for a new fire engine at its Jan. 20 meeting. A number of road and sewer projects may also be approved. Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer has asked council to hurry...

Payout likely for ex-chief

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Retired Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo may soon get his compensation for unused sick time, following a month of debate between council members and city officials. City Council’s Appropriations Committee discussed the issue again Tuesday, then tabled...

Recovery center welcomed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The completion of the Tree Line Addiction Recovery Center in Findlay was celebrated Monday, while another form of recovery housing is still in dispute. The 3,750-square-foot recovery center at 2627 Crystal Ave. will be able to house up to 12 clients at a...

Carryouts, bars expect surge of business for big OSU game

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As the Bucks prepare to play the Ducks, area carryouts and bars are getting ready for the fans. With Ohio State University’s football team making it to the college football national championship game for the first time in seven years, store owners...