Change in city law allowed large pay hike

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER A change in Findlay’s 2016 pay ordinance allowed the administration to grant a 22 percent raise to Findlay’s safety-service director without City Council’s authorization. Previous pay ordinances required the administration to consult...

Some question sick time payout

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Council members balked Tuesday at an ordinance created to pay sick time compensation to retired Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo. Last year, council agreed to pay Lonyo half of the $64,749 he accrued in unused sick time prior to his retirement. On...

‘Checkbook’ spurs quarrel

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay Auditor Jim Staschiak and 5th Ward Councilman John Harrington had a heated exchange during Tuesday’s City Council meeting about putting the city’s financial figures on the state’s “open checkbook” website....

Former Findlay man leads area police on 50-mile chase

A former Findlay man wanted on a parole violation led law enforcement on a 50-mile chase from Findlay to Sandusky County before he was apprehended Tuesday afternoon. Officers from the Special Assignment Unit of the Findlay Police Department attempted to stop a black Kia Spectra...

UF enrollment tops last year

The University of Findlay released its latest enrollment numbers Tuesday, showing an increase of 6.3 percent for the spring 2016 semester. A total of 3,925 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled for spring 2016, compared with 3,689 students for the spring 2015 semester....

Leipsic man dies in crash

DEFIANCE — A Leipsic man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he drove the wrong way on U.S. 24 and collided with a tractor-trailer rig. The Defiance post of the State Highway Patrol reported that Joe R. Salinas, 63, of Leipsic, drove his 2005 Buick Rendezvous the wrong way...

Judge critical of early release legislation

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County Common Pleas Court judge expressed concern Tuesday about recently-approved state legislation that will grant an early release from prison for some nonviolent felons who have a proven substance abuse problem. Judge Reginald Routson...

NB development efforts discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Economic development matters dominated North Baltimore Council’s agenda Tuesday, including efforts to attract businesses to the area of the CSX railyard near the village. Wade Gottschalk, director of the Wood County...
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