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Council considers procedural change

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council meetings may get shorter in the new year. An ad hoc committee of At-Large Councilman Grant Russel and 3rd Ward Councilman Ron Monday are recommending that letters to council only have their subject line read aloud during council...

Recovery center seeking funds for outdoor work

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Century Health is seeking donations to finish portions of the Tree Line Recovery Center in Findlay. Century Health needs $60,000 in donations to help create an outdoor space and pay for landscaping, paving and parking lot fixes, said Gary Bright, who is...

Mayor sees more growth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay has a shot at being named the nation’s top “micropolitan” city again this year, Mayor Lydia Mihalik told Findlay Kiwanis members Wednesday. The city has seen more than $180 million invested in it this year, Mihalik said. She...

Findlay Council approves 2 percent pay raises for city employees

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay city workers in 2016 will be getting their second pay raise in two years. Findlay City Council approved a 2 percent pay raise for all non-elected city employees Tuesday night at an estimated cost of $200,000 to the city. “We’re very...

Findlay may add police officers in 2016

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The Findlay Police Department may add three officers next year at a cost of about $300,000 to the city. Additions to the Police Department were discussed during Findlay City Council’s annual budget hearing Thursday night. Council has final approval...

Arts center preview pleases donors

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Several hundred people filled the soon-to-open Marathon Center for the Performing Arts during a private open house for donors Wednesday evening. Visitors were able to walk out onto the theater’s stage, check out paintings in a gallery, and...

Council panel approves start-up funding for health dept. merger

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee approved a recommendation Tuesday to provide start-up funding for the Findlay and Hancock County Health Department merger. City Council will get the final say on the merger appropriation of $550,000,...

Flood-control project: D.C. gets update

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON — Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer discussed updates and funding of the Findlay flood-control project with officials in Washington this week. Mihalik and Schmelzer met with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta,...

Firefighters getting 2% pay increases

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council has approved a new three-year contract with firefighters that includes a “cost of living” pay increase each year. Council voted Tuesday to allow Mayor Lydia Mihalik to enter into the new contract with the firefighters...

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...