No plans for former motel site

Q: What’s going on in Findlay where the Imperial House motel used to be? It appears a lot of fill has been hauled in. — Steve Schroeder, Findlay. A: The Imperial House site, off West Main Cross Street near Interstate 75, was graded and seeded to make it more...

How about fixing one more rail crossing?

Q: Thanks, everyone, for improving the railroad crossings in Findlay. Now, can we do the same for the one on West Main Cross? Can it be made a little smoother? — Dave Ashworth, Findlay. A: The railroads control rights of way between the tracks and five feet beyond the rail,...

Where do our pineapples come from?

Q: My canned pineapple is from the Philippines, Thailand or Indonesia lately. Whatever happened to Hawaiian pineapples? — Richard Thiede, Columbus Grove. A: We probably have not eaten Hawaiian pineapples in years. The state’s pineapple industry peaked in 1957, when...

Are Bibles allowed in basic training?

Q: Is it true our armed forces recruits are not allowed to have a Bible with them during basic training? — J.B., Findlay. A: Not true, says Sgt. Michael Arlt, Marine Corps recruiter in Findlay. Q: Do energy-saving fluorescent lights go bad if you turn them on and off too...

What about the windows on new arts center?

Q: Are the old front windows in the Marathon Performing Arts Center going to be replaced? There are still double-hung windows with the top half painted brick red, most likely from when drop ceilings were installed years ago. — Grant Russel, Findlay. A: The plan was to...

Why was Tiffin Ave. cut after repaving?

Q: They just blacktopped Tiffin Avenue. Why are they going back and cutting into the street? It seems like a waste. — Laura Routson, Findlay. A: Some old pipes collapsed after the repaving, forcing the secondary work. “As much as some people may want to believe that...

What is equipment on CSX tracks?

Q: What is the solar-powered equipment on the CSX railroad tracks just north of Sixth Street, Findlay? — Andy K., Findlay. A: It’s a machine that pumps lubricant onto the wheels of railroad cars as they pass, reducing friction and improving efficiency. It is used on...

Why was grass killed along Eagle Creek?

Q: Why did they kill the grass along Eagle Creek in Findlay’s Emory Adams Community Park? — Andy K., Findlay. A: Native grasses and trees will be planted there as part of a creek restoration project. — Paul Schmelzer, city service-safety director. Q: Who is...

What’s the building near the river?

Q: What’s the history of the brick building on the north bank of the Blanchard River, just east of the Findlay’s Main Street bridge? — Bob Schoonover, Benton Ridge. A: It started as a livery stable, then became a glycerine factory, then stored cars, then was a...

Can dogs eat at a restaurant?

Q: We went to a Findlay restaurant and next to us was a table of four, plus a dog sitting on a chair. The manager said, “We try to accommodate our customers.” Of course, guide dogs are an exception, but isn’t there a law against pets in restaurants? — Mark...