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...

Hite stumps for Kasich

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...

Sprague, Rettig compete for Ohio House seat

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two Findlay Republicans are vying March 15 for their party’s nomination for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House. District voters can choose between incumbent Rep. Robert Sprague of Findlay, and Kevin Rettig of Findlay. The two are competing...

Council debates pay hike approval

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council may soon regain the authority to approve pay raises of more than 8 percent for any city employee. Council members on Tuesday debated whether the administration should have to seek council’s approval before giving an employee...

Mayor Mihalik: city reaching goals early

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is doing better than its leaders expected it would be by 2016. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik told the Findlay Rotary Club on Monday that she was happy to see her administration has already accomplished most of the goals that it wanted to reach by...

Senate candidate makes Findlay stop

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld says voters don’t have an appetite for “more of the same” and that’s what they’ll get if they nominate his competition, former Gov. Ted Strickland, in the Democratic primary...

Fire-damaged buildings handed over to owners

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay buildings that were severely damaged by a Friday night fire were to be boarded up Monday night. Firefighters were still standing watch late Monday afternoon and saw a “wisp of smoke” that firefighters were working to...