Hite stumps for Kasich

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite has been “in a euphoric state” since the start of February. Hite, a Findlay Republican, has been stumping for Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire since Feb. 1. A former government...

Sprague, Rettig compete for Ohio House seat

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Two Findlay Republicans are vying March 15 for their party’s nomination for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House. District voters can choose between incumbent Rep. Robert Sprague of Findlay, and Kevin Rettig of Findlay. The two are competing...

Council debates pay hike approval

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council may soon regain the authority to approve pay raises of more than 8 percent for any city employee. Council members on Tuesday debated whether the administration should have to seek council’s approval before giving an employee...

Mayor Mihalik: city reaching goals early

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay is doing better than its leaders expected it would be by 2016. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik told the Findlay Rotary Club on Monday that she was happy to see her administration has already accomplished most of the goals that it wanted to reach by...

Senate candidate makes Findlay stop

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld says voters don’t have an appetite for “more of the same” and that’s what they’ll get if they nominate his competition, former Gov. Ted Strickland, in the Democratic primary...

Fire-damaged buildings handed over to owners

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay buildings that were severely damaged by a Friday night fire were to be boarded up Monday night. Firefighters were still standing watch late Monday afternoon and saw a “wisp of smoke” that firefighters were working to...

Some question sick time payout

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Council members balked Tuesday at an ordinance created to pay sick time compensation to retired Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo. Last year, council agreed to pay Lonyo half of the $64,749 he accrued in unused sick time prior to his retirement. On...

Change in city law allowed large pay hike

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A change in Findlay’s 2016 pay ordinance allowed the administration to grant a 22 percent raise to Findlay’s safety-service director without City Council’s authorization. Previous pay ordinances required the administration to consult...

‘Checkbook’ spurs quarrel

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak and 5th Ward Councilman John Harrington had a heated exchange during Tuesday’s City Council meeting about putting the city’s financial figures on the state’s “open checkbook” website....

Highway name to honor Oxley

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State legislation has been introduced to name the portion of U.S. 30 in Hancock County as the Congressman Michael G. Oxley Memorial Highway. Oxley, 71, a former 12-term Republican congressman from Findlay, died Jan. 1 from cancer. During his time in the...