Free water tests offered to 80 Findlay homes

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 80 Findlay households were sent a letter this week by Mayor Lydia Mihalik, notifying them that old lead service lines may be supplying water to their homes from a city water main. In the letter, Mihalik offered free testing of the lead levels in...

State unveils road construction plans

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday unveiled its 2016 construction plans, including three highway projects in Hancock County that will cost $7.7 million. The state will pay $5.4 million to resurface a little over half a mile of Interstate...

City of Findlay to paint tribute to veterans on water tower

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s north water tower, visible from Interstate 75, will become a colorful tribute to area veterans. The tower will soon undergo a red, white and blue paint job to make it resemble an American flag, with the message, “Findlay salutes...

Sprague easily wins primary

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Robert Sprague has again defeated challenger Kevin Rettig for the Republican nomination for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House. “I think I was running on my record and it means people are happy with what we’re doing down in the...

Some old waterlines still may be lead

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Some old waterlines used in Findlay may be made out of lead, City Council was told Tuesday. Because of poor record keeping, city officials are unsure whether some old waterlines, connecting water mains to private homes, were ever updated to modern...

Findlay, county leaders celebrate business growth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A year ago, at a lunch where Findlay was honored for being the nation’s top micropolitan city, Mayor Lydia Mihalik joked with officials about “doing it again” in 2016. On Thursday, Findlay did it again. During a ceremony, Findlay and...

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...