Thanksgiving Day deals lure shoppers

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For shoppers such as Chad Leiter, trying to be in two places at once for “door-buster” deals is no longer a problem. Several big Findlay retailers began their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night, while other stores waited to open until...

Fire chief retiring, will take Marathon job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo is set to retire from the department and will take a position at Marathon Petroleum Corp. Lonyo’s retirement will be effective Jan. 4, and he will then start a job pertaining to safety and fire protection at Marathon....

Candidates lining up for Findlay races

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It’s less than three weeks since the last election, but candidates are already lining up for the next one. Incumbents and newcomers are taking out petitions to run for Findlay city offices in the May 5 primary. The filing deadline for the...

‘Butch’ Stark ‘was always a kid’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER James “Butch” Stark was a Peter Pan of sorts, a man who never fully grew up. Stark, 56, of Carey, was mentally disabled, making him more like a 10- or 11-year-old than a man in his 50s, his family said. “He was always a kid,” said...

Findlay income tax revenue falls

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s city income tax revenue is down more than $3.5 million as of October, but the city will still end the year with millions of dollars in reserves. A report showing the 16.21 percent decrease in tax revenue was presented to City Council at...

Solar farm paying off

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Cloudy weather is expected to slightly reduce Findlay’s energy savings this year from a solar panel farm provided by Marathon Petroleum Corp. But that hasn’t dimmed the enthusiasm of city officials. The solar farm off Broad Avenue helps power...

Armes family donating $1M toward new cancer center

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Roy and Marcia Armes understand the struggle that accompanies cancer and that’s why they want to make it easier for others to beat it. The couple was announced Friday as the lead donors for Blanchard Valley Health System’s new cancer center...

Jim Niemeyer appointed to 6th Ward council post

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Jim Niemeyer was appointed Thursday to the 6th Ward seat on Findlay City Council by the Hancock County Republican Central Committee. He will fill the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Andy Douglas last month. Niemeyer was one of...

VB levy defeat discussed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 20 people showed up at the Van Buren school board’s meeting Thursday, but only a few spoke about the district’s failed bond issue. Those who spoke said the district needs to seek more community input before it makes a third attempt at...

City accepts state grant

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State money will pave the way to Findlay’s newest industrial park. Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Monday accepted and appropriated a $637,345 state grant to construct the road leading to the park that will include the new...