Sign of spring: Potholes aplenty

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Road crews for Findlay, Hancock County and the state are already filling potholes left by snow and low temperatures. A temporary fill of stone and oil will be used until asphalt companies ramp up production this spring. Pothole repair using asphalt will...

Board feared recovery house furor could endanger its levy

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As arguments flared over a proposed addiction recovery house for women in Findlay, the chairman of the public board planning the house fretted the controversy might endanger the board’s levy request more than two years away. “Without question...

2 sides sparring over house sale

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Members of the Save Our Neighborhoods opposition group are complaining about the speed of their deal to buy a controversial property in Findlay. Save Our Neighborhoods offered to purchase a house at 1900 Greendale Ave. for $198,767 from the Hancock...

City launches new website

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay’s new city website launched Thursday night, and city officials are asking users to submit feedback through a form on the main page of findlayohio.com. “This is always going to be an interactive thing,” said At-Large Councilman...

Findlay expands street resurfacing plans

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday recommended spending $1.3 million to resurface up to 13 more roads this year. If the full City Council agrees, the city will repave Candlewick Drive from Melrose Avenue to 19th Street;...

School bus garage plans hit roadblock

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council voted 7-3 Tuesday against rezoning a Broad Avenue property for a new Findlay school bus garage. Council’s action forces the school district to look elsewhere for a garage site. The garage would have been built on 12 acres along...

Progress: City gears up for road work, downtown project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER This year will be one of the busiest on record for capital improvement projects in Findlay. Officials are moving forward with several resurfacing projects and also plan to revitalize the downtown area. The downtown project could begin in early 2016, but...

Progress: Community Foundation focusing on scholarships

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For 2015, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is focusing on scholarships. The foundation has been awarding them for 20 years now. The first scholarship from the foundation, the Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship, was awarded to Julie Kidwell in...

Progress: Downtown Findlay joining Ohio Main Street Program

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay is aiming to make itself a destination and with everything going on there, it isn’t difficult. “People just want to be where the action is,” said Maria Reza, downtown coordinator. Marathon Petroleum’s big...

Progress: Findlay, county housing market slowly rising

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County’s housing market is on the rise. It’s a slow one, but Tom Ross, president of the Heartland Board of Realtors, said it’s a positive one. A Findlay home is selling, on average, for about $2,000 more than it did...