WITH VIDEO: Ministerial association lists 6 options for recovery house

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A report released Monday summarizes recent public meetings about a proposed addiction recovery home in Findlay, and offers the community options. The Findlay Ministerial Association released the document during a press conference at Howard United...

Findlay rolling out resurfacing plans

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A little more than $1.2 million will be spent this summer to resurface four streets in Findlay. The city is fronting 20 percent of the money while the state will fund the other 80 percent. The roads that will be resurfaced include Bright Road, from...

WITH VIDEOS: Decision on recovery house expected

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 100 people attended a Monday night meeting about a proposed addiction recovery house near Wilson Vance Intermediate School in Findlay, but about 40 either left or declined to participate. Some who came to the meeting at St. Michael School were...

Overdose drug: Sprague backs easier access

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A drug used to prevent heroin users from overdosing could soon become easily accessible in Ohio. Naloxone could become available without a doctor’s prescription in pharmacies and treatment centers statewide if the Legislature passes House Bill 4....

Resurfacing cost goes up

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will spend $141,650 more than expected on a road resurfacing project this summer. The city is partnering with the state to resurface all of U.S. 224 and Ohio 568 within the city. City Council last month approved a resolution supporting the...

WITH VIDEO: Board gets public comments on plans for recovery house

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A decision on whether plans for an addiction recovery house near Wilson Vance Intermediate School in Findlay will move forward could come Feb. 24. The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services announced the decision date...

‘State of city’ speech may grow

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Mayor Lydia Mihalik’s annual “state of the city” address may encompass more than Findlay this year. Mihalik has asked the Hancock County commissioners if they would like to do a joint address this year. “I just reached out to the...

Mayor unopposed in Republican primary

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik will be unopposed in the May 5 Republican primary election, but City Auditor Jim Staschiak will face two GOP challengers. Republican voters also will decide a four-way primary race for three at-large seats on Findlay City...

Recovery house opponents use signs to protest

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A group opposing a planned addiction recovery house in an east side Findlay neighborhood is distributing yard signs condemning the project. The signs, which started going out Wednesday, are blue and white and say “Save Our Neighborhoods!” The...

Big general fund balance a safety net

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If the economy takes a nosedive again, Findlay will have a safety net: $10.4 million. That’s how much was in the city’s general fund at the start of the year. The general fund provides money for operations at several city departments,...