Armes family donating $1M toward new cancer center

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Roy and Marcia Armes understand the struggle that accompanies cancer and that’s why they want to make it easier for others to beat it. The couple was announced Friday as the lead donors for Blanchard Valley Health System’s new cancer center...

Jim Niemeyer appointed to 6th Ward council post

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Jim Niemeyer was appointed Thursday to the 6th Ward seat on Findlay City Council by the Hancock County Republican Central Committee. He will fill the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Andy Douglas last month. Niemeyer was one of...

VB levy defeat discussed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER About 20 people showed up at the Van Buren school board’s meeting Thursday, but only a few spoke about the district’s failed bond issue. Those who spoke said the district needs to seek more community input before it makes a third attempt at...

City accepts state grant

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State money will pave the way to Findlay’s newest industrial park. Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Monday accepted and appropriated a $637,345 state grant to construct the road leading to the park that will include the new...

‘Leaf relief': More volunteers sought

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER City officials hope to gain 40 more volunteers for Saturday’s leaf pickup effort in Findlay. As of Monday, 30 people had registered to help pick up bags of leaves. The goal is to have between 70 and 100 volunteers, Mayor Lydia Mihalik said. The...

Sprague retains state House seat

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague has retained his seat in the Ohio House. In Tuesday’s general election, the Findlay Republican won with 19,720 votes or 74 percent of the vote. He received 14,021 votes or 75 percent of the vote in Hancock County, 4,526...

Council members push for citywide Block Watch

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay could have a citywide Block Watch starting in 2015. First Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische and 4th Ward Councilman Tom Klein want to expand the Block Watch program that is already going on in their wards. “We need to build this together if...

One candidate has applied for council vacancy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Only one person has applied to fill a Findlay City Council seat vacated by 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas in October. Anyone interested in filling the vacant council seat can contact Hancock County Republican Chair Jim Baker at 419-889-5447 through...

Volunteer leaf pickup planned

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay residents will be getting some “leaf relief” from area volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 15. Volunteers will pick up bagged leaves. To participate, residents must have bags by the curb no later than 8 a.m. that day. Leaves in both...

Jordan challenged by schoolteacher

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A battle of political ideology and differences on hot issues could make the difference in a race for Ohio’s 4th District seat in the U.S. House. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, 50, of Urbana, faces Democratic schoolteacher Janet Garrett, 61, of...