Carey firefighters plan fundraiser

CAREY — The Carey Fire Department wants to improve its training capabilities and is planning an October fundraiser to raise money for constructing a “training house” on village-owned land. Fire Chief Chad Snyder addressed Carey Council this week because there...

Distribution center gets big tax break

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McLane Co., which will open a $38 million grocery distribution center in northern Findlay in 2016, will avoid more than $750,000 in sales taxes by temporarily ceding ownership of the construction site to the Blanchard Valley Port Authority. Government...

Other companies looking at Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s luring of the $38 million McLane grocery distribution center has sparked interest from other companies looking for locations for new operations, said Tony Iriti, economic development director for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance....

Agency joining probe of tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A second federal agency voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The International Trade Commission voted to join the Commerce Department in...

County jobless rate rises

Hancock County’s jobless rate increased to 4.5 percent in June from 4 percent a month earlier. Unemployment rates climbed among each of Hancock County’s neighbors and in all but four of Ohio’s 88 counties, the state reported. Hancock County’s unemployment...

Large cash balance forecast for 2015

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER It wasn’t too long ago that Findlay officials were contending with a shortage of operating funds, so much so that layoffs were necessary. As was made clear Tuesday at a mid-year budget hearing, officials are now faced with just the opposite...

Commissioners table garage change order

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have tabled a large change order on the construction of the engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. General contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington, is asking for an additional $75,740. The company says it...

Ohio Supreme Court hears about 100 cases annually

By RYAN DUNN staff writer The Ohio Supreme Court reviews about 1,600 requests for rulings each year. The justices agree to hear about 100 of those appeals. Justice Judi French on Tuesday told Findlay Rotary Club members about the court’s inner workings and how it chooses...
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