Bus garage

Findlay Council decided Tuesday not to rezone an empty northside lot the school board wanted to convert into a new garage for school buses. The 7-3 decision came after some residents objected, saying a bus garage would disrupt the neighborhood. Council’s action followed last week’s decision by the...

A pact, at last

Few things happen in government that can be celebrated by everyone. The merger of the Findlay and Hancock County health departments is one. For nearly 20 years, the idea of marrying the two agencies has been kicked about, studied, and even voted on at different times by city and county officials. But the stars...

Boom town

A community’s progress can be hard to get a handle on. But it’s clear this area has pulled out of the recession better than most. Story after story in Progress 2015, The Courier’s annual update of area business activity published Friday, reported examples of business expansion, investment, and...

Thumbs

UP: Blanchard Valley Industries’ Kan Du art studio, a Hancock County work habilitative program for adults with developmental disabilities, had been looking for a bigger downtown location since running out of space at 329 S. Main St. It may have found the perfect spot in the former location of Rocking U pizza...

Naloxone bill

Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, has said there is no panacea to the state’s heroin and pain-prescription problems. But he and other lawmakers are addressing a critical piece of legislation in the uphill fight to slow, if not end, the overdose epidemic. House Bill 4, introduced in January and approved this...

Move forward

Backed into a corner, the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services made the right choice, the prudent choice, by walking away from a proposed addiction recovery home on Findlay’s east side. Given the circumstances, there was no alternative. Opening its Greendale Avenue home...

Making Main

Construction is changing Findlay’s face. On West Main Cross Street, a performing arts center is rising and, within the next two to three years, two blocks surrounding the Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquarters will be transformed into a “campus.” The city’s art district has already started...
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