Fast forward

Mayor Lydia Mihalik, during a briefing for Findlay City Council on the status of our flood-control project, didn’t say it, but she could have. Project funding, at least from the federal government, is dead in the water. While the door is still ajar, the evidence is mounting that Washington isn’t going...

Main Street

There have always been differences between Findlay’s two Main Streets; the one to the south of the Blanchard River and the one to the north. But the contrasts have never been greater than today. The south side remains in an upswing, with the Marathon Petroleum Corp. expansion and with public and private...

Pivotal point?

“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know” — The Clash Looking in, Friday’s gathering at Army Corps of Engineers’ district office in Buffalo, New York, regarding the Blanchard River flood-control...

Thumbs

THUMBS UP: The Miracle Field at the Marathon Diamonds at the Cube, Findlay’s recreation center, is a gem in the making. Opening day is set for Aug. 20, but a final push for donations to complete the $1.35 million Miracle Park has reached Findlay City Council, which has been asked to contribute another...

City Mission

Findlay is a community with a big heart. No greater example can be found than with the “new and improved” City Mission. The mission has served the area’s homeless, hungry and downtrodden since 1934. It had operated from West Main Cross Street since 1979, but simply ran out of room. In recent...

Old school

They don’t make congressmen like Del Latta anymore, the kind who return phone calls to reporters and constituents in a timely manner, avoid the spotlight whenever possible, and strive to serve the best interests of the people they represent. Latta, who died last week at 96, represented the 5th District in...

Flood trip

With the Blanchard River flood project at a crossroads, it’s time for answers from the Army Corps of Engineers. Hopefully the Hancock County commissioners and county project manager Steve Wilson will get them when they travel to Buffalo, New York, next week to meet with the corps. At the very least, the...
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