New distribution center to employ 425

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A grocery distribution center, eventually employing 425 people at an average wage of $57,000 per year, will be built on Findlay’s north end by 2016. Plans for the $38 million, 337,831-square-foot distribution center, south of Hancock County 212 and...

Taylor to build VW dealership

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Construction of a Taylor Volkswagen dealership will start soon at the southeast corner of Hancock County 99 and Speedway Drive in Findlay. It will likely open in early 2015, Taylor Automotive General Manager Steve Taylor said Thursday. Plans for the $5...

Street, alley closings to aid UF project

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay continues to lay groundwork, with Findlay city officials’ help, to build a $9 million, 5,000-seat lacrosse/football stadium off Trenton Avenue. Findlay City Planning Commission on Thursday recommended City Council close...

Killer’s parole hearing worries mother of young murder victim

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A decades-old photograph of Becky Potter’s family raises a difficult question. “When I look at my daughter, I always wonder, what would she look like now?” Potter said. The August 1979 murder of 9-month-old Monica Sue Williams remains...

City settles lawsuit over officer’s conduct

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER The City of Findlay last month settled out-of-court a civil rights lawsuit stemming from a police officer’s misconduct during a routine call in 2012. The city agreed to pay $15,000 to Carla Reeg, said city Law Director Don Rasmussen. The city also...

Terms of lawsuit settlement in Reeg case kept confidential

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Terms of the settlement in the Carla Reeg civil rights case were “confidential,” but Findlay government’s monetary payments and attorney fees in the case are public matters, according to legal precedents. On April 8, Law Director Don...

Sewer line tap fees OK’d for new industrial park

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County commissioners established tap fees Thursday for businesses connecting to the sewer line in the new Distribution Drive industrial park. Commissioner Phillip Riegle said the fees are the same as for any other sewer taps in the county....

University of Findlay honors GSW Manufacturing founder

The University of Findlay honored Kohei Suzuki, founder of GSW Manufacturing, and his son Joji “George” Suzuki, the company’s former president, during a ceremony at the Findlay Country Club on Thursday. The university awarded Kohei Suzuki with an honorary doctor...
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