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Ottawa’s flood-control plan advances

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District has agreed to begin work on the flood-control plan for the lower Blanchard River and the Village of Ottawa. The conservancy district voted this week to take over leadership of the project at the request of...

Findlay mall facing stiff competition

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay Village Mall appears to be teetering on the brink. Its occupancy rate is lower than average. Its largest anchor store closed this year. In a few months, another big retailer will move across the street. On a recent afternoon, a store manager...

Malls: Changing times, changing tastes

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Times change, and time can wither shopping malls. Findlay Village Mall needs to change to avoid fading, according to experts who study malls and consumer behavior. “Typically, what we see when a mall goes through difficult times is either...

I-75 motorcycle crash injures 2

Two Michigan residents were injured Friday when their motorcycle overturned at an Interstate 75 rest area in Hancock County. John Sedlack, 50, of Owosso, Michigan, the motorcycle driver, and his passenger, Julie Edick, 59, of Flint, Michigan, suffered serious but...

Buses rerouted, easing congestion

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay drivers may have noticed a little less traffic congestion on Broad Avenue as students went back to school this week. For the first time, Findlay City Schools has started directing buses onto Howard Street as they leave Millstream Career Center...

Man sentenced for burglary

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The first of four men to be sentenced for the armed burglary of a Findlay residence received a three-year prison term Thursday. Nicholas A. Rarey, 22, of Findlay, previously pleaded guilty to burglarizing 1000 Crystal Meadows Court when the residents...

Lima man hurt in two-car crash

A Lima man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hancock County 236 and Fostoria Avenue. Findlay police said J. Norbert Howe, 87, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with neck pain and some cuts. Connie Grunden, 51, of Bloomdale,...

Cube to show drive-in movie

The Cube will be hosting a drive-in movie, and flea market and craft fair this weekend. On Saturday, “Rio 2″ will be shown outdoors at 9:15 p.m. The parking lot will open at 8 p.m. Admission will be $10 per carload and $3 for walk-ins. Snacks and beverages will be...
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