Special convention for Robert Latta

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — This year marked U.S. Rep. Bob Latta’s sixth Republican National Convention and he said it may be his favorite. “It’s been great, in that I only drove 106 miles to get here,” Latta joked. “It’s great...

Delegates question Kasich’s absence

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Presidential nominee Donald Trump was not the only person at the Republican National Convention harboring some negative feelings toward Gov. John Kasich. A bit of ill will was brewing among Ohio delegates this week because Kasich was...

Findlay delegates saluting nominee

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — As Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday night, Findlay delegates welcomed him as the party’s latest standard-bearer. Heather Pendleton, an alternate delegate from Findlay, and Cheryl Buckland,...

Ohio delegates feeling safe at convention

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Despite protests and the wheels being stolen from someone’s car, Ohio delegates said they are feeling safe at the Republican National Convention this week. Honorary delegate Cheryl Buckland of Findlay took notice of the thousands...

VP pick pleases Ohio delegates

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Findlay’s delegates are happy to see Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accept the nomination for vice president. Pence, whose speech headlined Wednesday’s portion of the convention, is seen by delegates as a good choice. Cheryl...

GOP mayors get together at convention

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Republican mayors are making a comeback across America, or at least that’s the point city leaders are trying to get across this week at the Republican National Convention. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, president of the U.S....

Ohio delegates see signs of unity

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — As Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president Tuesday night, Ohio delegates saw members of their party coming together. Heather Pendleton, a Findlay Republican serving as an alternate delegate, said the convention was more...

Findlay officials skip convention

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Some familiar Findlay faces are missing from the Republican National Convention this week. No elected officials from Findlay are known to be attending the convention, although Republicans dominate local politics. Findlay Mayor Lydia...

Proposed rules change becomes shouting match

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Delegate Heather Pendleton said she heard “talk” Monday morning that turned into chaos on the floor of the Republican National Convention hours later. “You just sit there in suspense, on the edge, waiting for that to...

State treasurer praises ‘future’ leader of GOP

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER CLEVELAND — Josh Mandel’s pick for president will not get the Republican presidential nomination this week but that has not kept the state treasurer from looking to the party’s future. Mandel did not back Gov. John Kasich’s bid...