Sprague introduces drug bill

State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and Rep. Marlene Anielski, R-Walton Hills, have introduced a bill in the Ohio Legislature that would allow for terminally ill patients to try a drug that isn’t approved by the federal government. House Bill 290 would also permit a...

If pot proposal passes, Findlay can’t ban stores

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County officials are discussing a way to block medicinal marijuana dispensaries from coming into the city. But the proposal would be illegal, Findlay’s law director says. Ohio citizens may vote in November on whether to legalize...

Findlay officials seeking to align city, state laws

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council members are trying to fix the problem that caused months of debate over retired Fire Chief Tom Lonyo’s sick time payout. Lonyo retired from the Fire Department at age 46 in January and joined Marathon Petroleum Corp. in a...

Election filing deadline nears

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER So far, no candidates have filed to run for several nonpartisan government posts that are up for election in November, including three seats on Findlay school board, according to the Hancock County Board of Elections. Three, four-year terms are up for...

McComb approves participation in joint fire district

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District is closer to becoming a reality. McComb Council on Monday approved a resolution agreeing to form a fire district with Pleasant and Portage townships. The district will pool resources and taxing...

Loose dog leads Findlay police to man wanted on warrant

So, a man’s best friend is his dog? Not always. A loose canine early Saturday on Defiance Avenue led authorities to its owner, a Findlay man who reportedly was wanted under a warrant. According to a city police report, the “boxer-type” dog was spotted wandering...

Old schools: Different fates

By ABBEY NICKEL STAFF WRITER Some former school buildings in Findlay have been put to new uses since their school bells fell silent. Two buildings are being used by churches, another houses a heating company, one is used for storage, and part of another is being transformed into...

Antique machinery show to be held this weekend

The 44th annual antique machinery show, hosted by the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association, will feature the Buckeye Oliver Collectors Summer Show and Maytag engines. The event will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on East Sandusky Street....
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