Community members mark civil rights leader’s birthday

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The federal holiday may be on Monday, but community members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. on his 86th birthday Thursday. About 20 people took part in the annual “unity walk” from First Lutheran Church to Dorney Plaza outside the Findlay...

City to buy police cars, fire engine

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Council is likely to approve $233,498 for new police cars and $580,000 for a new fire engine at its Jan. 20 meeting. A number of road and sewer projects may also be approved. Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer has asked council to hurry...

Payout likely for ex-chief

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Retired Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo may soon get his compensation for unused sick time, following a month of debate between council members and city officials. City Council’s Appropriations Committee discussed the issue again Tuesday, then tabled...

Recovery center welcomed

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The completion of the Tree Line Addiction Recovery Center in Findlay was celebrated Monday, while another form of recovery housing is still in dispute. The 3,750-square-foot recovery center at 2627 Crystal Ave. will be able to house up to 12 clients at a...

Carryouts, bars expect surge of business for big OSU game

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER As the Bucks prepare to play the Ducks, area carryouts and bars are getting ready for the fans. With Ohio State University’s football team making it to the college football national championship game for the first time in seven years, store owners...

More opinions aired on recovery house

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER More opinions, pro and con, were aired Thursday about a planned addiction recovery house for women in Findlay. About 15 members of the public attended a meeting of the executive committee of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental...

Law director says fire chief entitled to unused sick pay

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Law Director Don Rasmussen has decided that Fire Chief Tom Lonyo is retiring and is entitled to unused sick pay, and Auditor Jim Staschiak is being directed to pay it. Staschiak previously said he couldn’t compensate Lonyo for his sick...

Plans for addiction recovery house cause uproar

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert C. Sprague said Monday he was “astounded” when he found out a planned addiction recovery house for women would be located at 1900 Greendale Ave. in Findlay, near Wilson Vance Intermediate School, St. Michael School and the...

Christmas charities cheered by area residents’ generosity

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area residents were in a giving mood during the Christmas season, helping many who are in need. For the first time, the Impact Credit Union’s Angel Tree project “adopted out” all of its children in need. The project provided toys and...

Health agency merger behind schedule

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The merging of Findlay and Hancock County’s health departments is behind schedule, but city officials think it can get back on track this spring. Both Findlay City Council and the county District Advisory Council were scheduled to have approved and...