Health agency merger an example for rest of Ohio, state auditor says

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Auditor Dave Yost wants the local health department merger to become an example for the rest of Ohio. Yost visited with Findlay and Hancock County officials Wednesday at the Hancock Public Health building on Tiffin Avenue to discuss how the merger...

Findlay seeks $4M for road widening, trails

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are applying for a $4 million state grant to help pay for widened roads and trails that would connect all of the city’s parks. Findlay would only have to match 5 percent of the state’s contribution, or $200,000, said...

Findlay joins city schools’ fiber network

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay city government will participate in the schools’ fiber network project. City Council approved participation and $150,000 in startup costs for the project on Tuesday. “I’m excited that we can move forward and collaborate with the...

Democrats compete for 4th District seat

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Three candidates are competing March 15 for the Democratic nomination for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. The candidates are Janet Garrett of Oberlin, Norbert Dennerll Jr. of Elyria, and Daniel Johnson of Plain City. The...

Findlay housing market booming

Findlay’s housing market is booming. Findlay homes sold for an average of about $16,000 more in 2015 than they did in 2014, said Kim Leeper, president of the Heartland Board of Realtors. The average price last year was $162,852, up from an average of $146,847 in 2014. There were...

Downtown Findlay an entertainment destination

Glasses of fine wine and craft brews are transforming downtown Findlay into an entertainment destination. Two wine bars, The Gathering Wine and diVine Wine Bar, and a bourbon bar, The Bourbon Affair, have opened downtown during the past two years. This year, three more...

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...