Mihalik pushing ‘open checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Mayor Lydia Mihalik has asked City Council members to consider passing a resolution in support of publishing Findlay’s financial information on the state’s “open checkbook” website, OhioCheckbook.com. If council members want to...

Wobser appointed to Findlay Council

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Jeff Wobser will be joining Findlay City Council a month early. Wobser was appointed Monday to fill a vacant at-large seat on council for the rest of this year. In January, he will begin serving a two-year term in the same seat. Wobser was elected to...

Findlay shoppers scoop up Black Friday bargains

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Aric Avery said he hated it, but he did it anyway. “I’m not a fan of the lines,” Avery said. “It’s been pretty lame and boring.” Avery, 17, of Van Buren, went on his first early morning Black Friday shopping spree and...

Findlay officials negotiating new contracts with 2 unions

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials are negotiating new contracts with police and firefighter unions. Current three-year contracts expire at the end of this year. Firefighter negotiations may wrap up before the end of the year, Mayor Lydia Mihalik said. Police...

Findlay eases proposed rules for tax returns

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A proposal to require Findlay teenagers to file city income tax returns, even if they didn’t have earnings, has been removed from a proposed ordinance. The city’s updated income tax ordinance would have required all city residents, including...

Findlay councilwoman takes state job

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay At-Large Councilwoman Anne Spence is resigning to take a job as the northwestern Ohio liaison to the state auditor’s office. Spence told council members Tuesday night that she will turn in a resignation letter today to Council President Jim...

Citizens offer comments on Findlay’s street plan

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Residents offered their opinions Monday on a project that will reshape portions of downtown Findlay. Officials hosted “open house” meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Findlay Municipal Building lobby....

Fewer hunting licenses being issued

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER To Glenn Barlett, a salesman at the Buffalo Trading Co., a Findlay gun store, hunting is more than pointing a gun and pulling the trigger. Barlett, who primarily hunts squirrels, sometimes spends eight hours at a time outside, observing nature and...

Public input sought on downtown plans

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER City officials are seeking public reaction to plans for altering two streets in downtown Findlay. The plans call for bicycle lanes on Cory Street, which would eliminate the southbound driving lane. On Main Street, the plans envision medians, bumped-out...

Officials shelve plan to restrict business signs

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay business owners will get to keep their “pylon” signs. A proposal in July called for city business owners to use “low-profile” monument signs, while phasing out existing signs on poles, known as pylon signs. But the sign...