Three mayors opposing sale of WBGU-TV

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik wants WBGU-TV to stay on the air. Mihalik joined Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards and Lima Mayor David Berger in a letter to Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey, asking the university to not sell the...

Council settles with ex-chief

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council on Tuesday finalized the sick time payout for retired Fire Chief Tom Lonyo, capping months of debate. The city will pay Lonyo $32,375 after council approved an ordinance for the payout by an 8-2 vote. First Ward Councilwoman Holly...

Council looking at restrictions on farm animals

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council may consider banning farm animals from the city, although officials hear few complaints. An ad hoc committee of City Council members will be appointed later this month to consider laws that could increase restrictions on owning farm...

Sick time payout OK’d for former fire chief

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Former Fire Chief Tom Lonyo’s sick time payout may be settled. Findlay City Council’s Appropriations Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to recommend that Lonyo receive $32,375, half of the $64,749 he accrued in sick time prior to his...

Auditor, council member trade jabs

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak and At-Large Councilwoman Anne Spence sparred over city revenue projections during a hearing before Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Spence asked Staschiak to explain how he develops revenue projections, and said his...

County groups opposing proposal to legalize pot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If recreational marijuana is legalized in Ohio, the state could become home to more dispensaries than Starbucks Coffee stores. Leaders in Hancock County are working to defeat an issue, likely to appear on Ohio’s fall ballot, that would allow up to...

WITH VIDEO: Findlay fire chief sworn in

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Joshua Eberle was sworn in as Findlay’s new fire chief Monday morning in the City Council chambers in front of a crowd of around 100 people. “It really is great to see so many people here and it’s almost overwhelming,” Eberle said...

16 same-sex marriage licenses issued in area counties

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Sixteen marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in Hancock and surrounding counties in the week since the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriages are legal across the country. Wood County has issued seven marriage licenses to...

Governor vetoes Sprague’s recovery house proposal

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich has killed state Rep. Robert Sprague’s effort to put restrictions on addiction recovery housing in Ohio. Sprague’s proposal was included in the state budget, but Kasich used his line-item veto power to reject Sprague’s...

Tempers flare at council meeting

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials and City Council members got into a shouting match Wednesday night during an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting about the city’s tax deferment policy. Auditor Jim Staschiak and 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische argued that...
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