Findlay plans paving, waterline projects

With city government in good financial shape, Findlay officials are making plans to resurface streets, upgrade intersections, improve waterlines and add some city workers this year. Findlay will spend about $2.4 million on paving and resurfacing this year. About $600,000 of the...

Sprague’s ‘right to try’ bill passed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Ohio House passed a bill Tuesday that will give Ohioans “the right to try” if it’s signed into law. Crafted by state Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, House Bill 290 would allow Ohio residents suffering from a terminal illness to try...

Board happy with recovery house reception

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Almost six months after addiction recovery houses opened in Findlay, the board in charge of them is reporting no major problems. Residents in each house, one for men at 515 W. Melrose Ave. and one for women at 605 W. Hardin St., have gotten a warm...

Recreation project ideas discussed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area sports organizations are calling for another sheet of ice at The Cube, a field house and eventually, maybe an indoor pool. Leaders of area organizations met with Findlay officials Monday evening for a “recreation summit” during which...

Council hears details of fiber loop project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council has a few weeks to decide whether the city government will participate in a fiber loop with Findlay Schools and Hancock County. Council members heard details of the project during an informal meeting Thursday evening. The project may...

Electric cooperative seeks Findlay’s help in quarrel with AEP

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Officials at Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative want Findlay City Council to help the company preserve some of its service area in the city. While American Electric Power of Ohio has a franchise agreement to serve all of Findlay, Hancock-Wood’s...

City Council OKs payment to ex-fire chief

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER After more than a year of debate, Findlay City Council agreed Tuesday to a sick time payout for retired Fire Chief Tom Lonyo. By a 6-2 vote, council agreed to pay Lonyo $32,375. First Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische, who has long been against the payout,...

Artist halts Easter sand sculptures

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Roger Powell will no longer mold piles of sand into Easter sculptures at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Powell, a Findlay landscape designer and artist, announced on his website that he is finished putting together the “On Common Ground”...

Sprague, Rettig spar over medical marijuana

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican candidates for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House argued Monday about whether medical marijuana should be legalized. Findlay businessman Kevin Rettig, who is challenging state Rep. Robert Cole Sprague of Findlay in the March 15 primary,...

Hite joins Kasich on campaign trail

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite has been “in a euphoric state” since the start of February. Hite, a Findlay Republican, has been stumping for Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire since Feb. 1. A former government...