City may increase capital improvements allocation

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will likely carry forward about the same amount of cash into 2016 as it did going into 2015. Findlay is on track to carry around $10 million into next year, Auditor Jim Staschiak told council members during a committee-of-the-whole meeting...

BGSU board votes to keep WBGU on air

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area residents will still be able to watch WBGU-TV, but they’ll be tuning in to a different channel. The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees agreed Friday to sell its 600 MHz UHF spectrum, which it uses to broadcast programming, in an...

Council OKs parking lot appropriation

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will pay $255,000 to help construct 86 parking spots at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Findlay City Council approved the appropriation Tuesday that will open up the spots to people in the downtown area between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m....

Local officials visiting Japan this week

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay area officials are visiting with leaders in Japan this week as part of an “economic mission trip.” Mayor Lydia Mihalik along with University of Findlay President Katherine Fell, Director of Findlay and Hancock County Economic...

Three officials lobby against pot proposal

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Hancock County Republicans on Friday heard from three area officials who oppose a ballot issue that would legalize marijuana in Ohio. State Rep. Robert Sprague, Hancock County Prosecutor Mark Miller and county Sheriff Mike Heldman asked members of the...

Crawford Street parking plan an ‘experiment’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Proposed changes to parking and traffic on Findlay’s Crawford Street could only last a year if they don’t seem to be working. City Council’s Streets, Sidewalks and Parking Committee met Tuesday to discuss the issue, and the full council...

Demand on the rise for Confederate flags

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Confederacy fell 150 years ago, but its flag still flies at the Hancock County Fair. One sits atop Wayne Gordon’s fair booth. Anyone against the sale of the flag is “just stupid,” he said. Gordon and his partner, Deb Gordon, have...

Food on a stick? Fairgoers are finding quite a selection

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If it’s sweet and on a stick, Jennifer Marsh sells it, along with something to make sure it doesn’t melt all over fairgoers. Marsh is selling frozen desserts on a stick at the Hancock County Fair this week. She pushes the stick through the...

It’s off to the races at the fair

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More than 40 racers are expected to compete when harness racing returns to the Hancock County Fair at 6 p.m. today at the south grandstand. Around 42 racers will compete in 10 races, said Brad Wallace, speed superintendent. The number of participants is...

Crawford Street parking plan not yet OK’d

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A plan to make Crawford Street in Findlay a one-way street with reverse-angle parking has never been formally approved. When the changes were announced in August, Findlay officials said the plan was already approved by the city’s Traffic...