Need for noise wall discussed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Residents in the neighborhood along Western Avenue near Ohio 15/U.S. 68 have until June 20 to tell state officials whether they want a noise wall built. More than 50 percent of residents who would benefit from the wall have to support it for the Ohio...

City may join Lake Erie project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The city may join a project with the state and Lucas County to help keep the Maumee River and Lake Erie clean. If Findlay City Council approves, the city will administer a $355,000 grant to help obtain, install and run a sediment collector in the...

Weekend: Valravn swoops into Cedar Point

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER It’s a cross between a queasy kid’s worst nightmare and Evel Knievel’s best dream, with a name from the Middle Ages. Valravn, Cedar Point’s 18th roller coaster, opens this season. The first hill of the latest coaster is unlike...

Panel favors Miracle Park contribution

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER In a 3-1 vote Tuesday, Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee approved a request to contribute another $50,000 to the Miracle Park project at the Marathon Diamonds. At-Large Councilmen Tom Shindledecker and Grant Russel, and 3rd Ward...

Ohio House OKs medical marijuana bill

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio was approved by a 71-26 vote Tuesday in the state House. Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, voted against it. House Bill 523 would bar patients from smoking marijuana, but does allow them to use it in vapor form,...

City permits needed when adding outdoor structures

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are asking people to get permits when adding outdoor structures to their yards. Permits must be obtained for pools, sheds, porches and fences, among other structures. Patios, mailboxes, swing sets and other playground equipment do not...

Council removes bike paths from North Cory plan

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER North Cory Street in Findlay will not get the bike paths that were originally part of the downtown Findlay Transportation Alternative Plan. Findlay City Council, which slowly backpedaled on the bike paths during the past few months, voted Tuesday to...

5 counties, 1 city didn’t struggle to join ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ohio cities and counties using the same financial software as Findlay did not encounter the problems that the Findlay auditor’s office claims to face in trying to join the state’s “open checkbook” website, OhioCheckbook.com....

City finalizes street projects

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 Findlay streets will be resurfaced this year at a cost of around $1.9 million. Three street projects will be mostly paid for by the state. The Ohio Department of Transportation will pay around $560,000 to resurface Broad Avenue from Howard...

Are city officials communicating?

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Debate between Findlay City Council members about a $1.5 million appropriation led one councilman to question the quality of communication between the city auditor’s office and the mayor’s office on Tuesday. “Can’t those...