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...

UF leader: Higher education facing multiple challenges

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay is trying to combat higher costs while offering more educational opportunities. University President Katherine Fell told Hancock County Republicans at their monthly luncheon Friday about what the university is doing to meet the...

Findlay may require more teenagers to file tax returns

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More Findlay teenagers may have to file city income tax returns in January, even if they don’t have income that’s taxable by the city. Under a proposed ordinance, all city residents, including those 16 and older, would have to file a return...

Resident urges no more animal restrictions

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As Findlay City Council members consider new animal restrictions, they are hearing from residents who have farm animals. Denice Ziebold on Tuesday asked council members not to make her change her “unique lifestyle.” Ziebold, of 1631 Hilton...

GOP grabs 3 council seats

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council will remain all Republican. Voters on Tuesday re-elected Republicans Grant Russel and Tom Shindledecker to at-large seats on council, and chose Republican Jeff Wobser over Democrat Mary Harshfield to fill a third at-large seat....

Twelve city candidates unopposed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Twelve candidates for Findlay city offices face no opposition in Tuesday’s general election, including the mayor and several City Council candidates. All of the unopposed candidates are Republicans. Mayor Lydia Mihalik, 35, of 611 Circle Drive, is...

More economic growth predicted

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Economist Bob Morgan expects the national economy to continue to improve in 2016. Morgan, who works for the consulting firm Austin and Associates in Toledo, spoke to a group of about 50 bankers, officials and community members Thursday at Citizens...