Summer too cool for the pool

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For the second year, cooler summer weather caused a decline in attendance at Findlay’s Riverside Park Pool — almost a 12,000-person drop. During a hot summer, the pool welcomes close to 30,000 visitors, but in the summers of 2013 and 2014,...

Resurfacing begins in 2015

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER All of U.S. 224 and Ohio 568 within the City of Findlay will be resurfaced, starting in the spring of 2015. Findlay and the state will jointly foot the $687,500 bill with the city paying $550,000 and the state paying $137,000. In an 8-0 vote, city...

Few utilize panhandling law

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER James Adkins thinks more restrictions on his work will help “keep the drunks and criminals” from getting involved. “They’re the ones giving us a bad name,” Adkins said. “They cause trouble.” Adkins, who said he...

City may resume leaf pickup in ’15

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay may resume leaf pickup services in the fall of 2015, city officials say. The last time city workers picked up leaves was 2008. Volunteers have collected leaves in the years since. Officials are currently looking at the options, Safety-Service...

Ex-councilman gets suspended sentence for fatal accident

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Former Ottawa Councilman Alan J. Ducey has been given a suspended jail sentence, a one-year license suspension and fined $1,000 for causing an accident that killed two Columbus Grove women earlier this year. During a hearing Thursday in...

UF students may get free meningitis vaccinations

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will likely offer University of Findlay students free meningitis vaccines later this month. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to council to make $8,200 available for the vaccines. The money will...

Douglas leaving city council

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Councilman Andy Douglas resigned Friday to take a job out of the area, but it shouldn’t take long to fill his vacant 6th Ward council seat. Douglas’ resignation is effective Oct. 22. The first-term councilman informed his fellow...

Panhandlers provoke complaints

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ordinances passed in 2006 may not be doing enough to crack down on panhandling in Findlay. On Tuesday, 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische complained to council about problems with panhandling in the community. Frische and 5th Ward Councilman John...

Findlay finds algae bloom in 1 reservoir

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER An algae bloom has been detected in one of Findlay’s reservoirs, but the city’s water is safe to drink, officials say. The bloom was detected last week by a maintenance worker in the smaller reservoir in Marion Township, and the Water...

Price of road salt soaring, city lines up winter supply

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The price of road salt is soaring and Findlay may pay $200,000 more for salt this winter than a year ago, although the state said it offered city officials a cheaper option in May. City officials say they never received the state Department of...