Mayor Mihalik files petitions for 2nd term

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik has filed petitions to run for a second four-year term. So far, Mihalik, 35, a Republican, is facing no challengers from her party in the primary election but that could change by the Feb. 4 filing deadline. “I am proud...

County bed tax revenue sets record

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Revenue from Hancock County’s motel bed tax hit another record high in 2014, according to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The agency reviewed its annual report with the county commissioners Tuesday. Money from the county’s 3 percent...

Man indicted for standoff with police

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Findlay man on two charges related to a standoff at a city residence earlier this month. Michael J. Bennett, 23, was indicted on one count of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of...

WITH VIDEO: Driver critically injured in I-75 crash

NORTH BALTIMORE — A three-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 75 near North Baltimore critically injured one driver on Tuesday morning and closed I-75 for an hour and a half. Chris Henderson, 22, of Archbold, was transported by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center...

Wind turbines to help power 2 plants

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Findlay wind energy company this year will build five wind turbines, totaling $18 million, to help power Ball Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. plants in Findlay. One Energy will build the turbines on 70 acres it has bought north of Ball Corp., east of...

New water tower built

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb’s new water tower has been erected and should be ready for service in mid-June, Village Council heard Monday. Welding of the 100,000-gallon tower has been done, Village Administrator Kevin Siferd said. In the spring,...

Electrical system upgrades highlight village’s 2014

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Construction of a new school, and an upgrade of the village Electric Department to increase capacity, highlighted the annual “state of the village” address presented Monday by Mayor Steve Smalley. The presentation was made...

Snow, wind hampering motorists

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Swirling and blowing snow — along with some fog — caused headaches for travelers Sunday. Level one weather alerts were issued in Hancock, Putnam, Hardin, Allen and Seneca counties Sunday night. The weather alert asks drivers to use caution...
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