More economic growth predicted

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Economist Bob Morgan expects the national economy to continue to improve in 2016. Morgan, who works for the consulting firm Austin and Associates in Toledo, spoke to a group of about 50 bankers, officials and community members Thursday at Citizens...

Council panel OKs changes in sick time payouts for retirees

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Members of Findlay City Council and the administration continue to argue about changing the rules for paying sick time to retiring city employees. An ad hoc committee, including At-Large Councilman Tom Shindledecker and 5th Ward Councilman John...

Four vying for at-large seats

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Three Republicans and one Democrat are competing Nov. 3 for three at-large seats on Findlay City Council. Democrat Mary Harshfield is vying with Republicans Grant Russel, Tom Shindledecker and Jeff Wobser. Russel and Shindledecker are incumbents. The...

City Council eyes animal restrictions

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council members are considering restrictions on farm animals in the city, and possible limits on dogs and cats, too. An ad hoc council committee that is discussing potential animal restrictions met Wednesday. Committee members said they...

Crawford Street ‘experiment’ a week away

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Reverse-angle parking will be coming to Findlay’s Crawford Street in about one week, Findlay Council was told Tuesday. West Crawford Street will become one-way westbound from Main Street, and East Crawford Street will be one-way eastbound from Main...

Mother of three dies of heroin overdose

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Stephanie Powell knew she had to give up her youngest son. Her sister, Catherine Lawrence, was there for her, though. Lawrence would take care of the boy while Powell figured out how to get sober and deal with her depression and bipolar disorder....

WITH VIDEO: Council candidates differ on police cameras

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Police body cameras and dashboard cameras cost less than leaf pickup, but only one Findlay City Council at-large candidate supports purchasing the devices immediately. All four at-large candidates, who are competing for three seats on council, support...

City changes aggregation gas supplier

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials have chosen Volunteer Energy Services of Pickerington as the natural gas supplier for the city’s aggregation program for the next two years, beginning in December and ending in November 2017. Volunteer Energy will be replacing...

Arts Partnership making a pitch to City Council

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council will hear from the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County next week about how the organization is using its portion of the city’s hotel/motel tax revenue. Findlay officials previously agreed to provide the Arts Partnership...

Findlay leaf pickup to resume

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay city workers will be picking up leaves this fall for the first time since 2008. Workers will be collecting leaves starting at 7 a.m. on Nov. 23. Leaves must be put in biodegradable bags that can be purchased at local hardware and grocery stores,...
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