Recovery house rumors circulate

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services says it is not planning to open an addiction recovery house on Findlay’s Oakdale Drive. Although the board received an offer for a house on Oakdale Drive, it...

Incumbent challenged in 6th Ward

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two Republican candidates are competing for Findlay’s 6th Ward council seat in the May 5 primary. Incumbent Jim Niemeyer was appointed to finish the council term of Andy Douglas, who vacated the seat in October, while newcomer Christina Muryn is...

Wobser outspends council opponents

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Jeff Wobser, one of four Republican candidates running for three at-large seats on Findlay City Council, has spent more on his campaign than all the other at-large candidates combined. Wobser has spent $5,085 on his campaign so far, while John Kovach...

Findlay auditor candidates match campaign spending

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The campaigns of Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak and his opponent in the Republican primary, Anne Spence, have each spent about $6,000 so far, campaign finance reports show. Staschiak, who is not accepting campaign contributions, has spent $5,991 so far....

Diversion channel plan causes concern

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Audience members at Wednesday’s Army Corps of Engineers meeting complained about how a planned Eagle Creek diversion channel could affect their properties. “We’re still going to oppose it,” Hancock County Farm Bureau President...

Realtors oppose water shut-off policy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Heartland Board of Realtors on Tuesday publicly disagreed with a shift in Findlay’s water shut-off policy. The policy change allows the city to turn off water to property owners who have repeatedly disobeyed city junk ordinances. Heartland...

Some fear worse rural flooding

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER GLANDORF — Some area residents think potential diversion channels would clear up flooding problems in Ottawa and Findlay, while leaving rural areas awash. An Eagle Creek diversion channel is being proposed in Hancock County by the Army Corps of...

WITH VIDEO: Council candidates divided about water shut-off policy

  By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Five at-large City Council candidates disagreed Wednesday on whether city officials should be able to shut off water to a property that repeatedly violates Findlay’s junk ordinances. But the candidates agreed on several other topics during a...

Auditor: City paying off debt in timely fashion

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will pay off large portions of its approximate $36 million debt over the next 17 years. Auditor Jim Staschiak gave a review of the city’s debt to City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and indicated the city’s debt...

Four vying for at-large seats

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican voters in Findlay will decide a four-way party race for three at-large seats on City Council during the May 5 primary. Grant Russel and Tom Shindledecker are seeking re-election to their at-large seats. They will compete in the primary with...