More opinions aired on recovery house

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More opinions, pro and con, were aired Thursday about a planned addiction recovery house for women in Findlay. About 15 members of the public attended a meeting of the executive committee of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental...

Law director says fire chief entitled to unused sick pay

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Law Director Don Rasmussen has decided that Fire Chief Tom Lonyo is retiring and is entitled to unused sick pay, and Auditor Jim Staschiak is being directed to pay it. Staschiak previously said he couldn’t compensate Lonyo for his sick...

Plans for addiction recovery house cause uproar

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert C. Sprague said Monday he was “astounded” when he found out a planned addiction recovery house for women would be located at 1900 Greendale Ave. in Findlay, near Wilson Vance Intermediate School, St. Michael School and the...

Christmas charities cheered by area residents’ generosity

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area residents were in a giving mood during the Christmas season, helping many who are in need. For the first time, the Impact Credit Union’s Angel Tree project “adopted out” all of its children in need. The project provided toys and...

Health agency merger behind schedule

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The merging of Findlay and Hancock County’s health departments is behind schedule, but city officials think it can get back on track this spring. Both Findlay City Council and the county District Advisory Council were scheduled to have approved and...

WITH VIDEO: Sprague plans more work on opiate issues

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State legislators still have work do to on Ohio’s opiate problem, says Rep. Robert C. Sprague. Despite passing about seven bills related to opiate addiction, Sprague said he plans to push further with legislation in 2015 by reworking and...

City uncertain of law’s impact

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are unsure as to how much the recently passed tax reform will affect the city’s finances. House Bill 5, which Ohio House members passed last week, is an attempt to make it easier for businesses to file taxes. If Gov. John Kasich...

City receives grant for improvements to park band shell

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council accepted a $9,000 grant Tuesday to make improvements to the Allen P. Dudley Band Shell in Riverside Park. “From what I understand we’ll be doing some brick work,” said Mayor Lydia Mihalik. The improvements to the...

Findlay Airport won’t need subsidy next year; Riverside Park pool will

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For the first time in over a decade, the Findlay Airport is not expected to need a subsidy in 2015, but the city will not be as fortunate with the Riverside Park pool. The lack of an airport subsidy was mentioned during the city’s annual budget...

Council considers sick pay question

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday tabled a recommendation on how to compensate outgoing Fire Chief Tom Lonyo for his unused sick time. Lonyo, 46, is leaving the Fire Department for a safety-related job at Marathon Petroleum...