Blanchard River Flood Control Finally a Reality

After decades of studying flood control options to save Findlay from future flooding, the official groundbreaking for the first Blanchard River Benching Project took place on October 4, 2018 along the north bank of the river just west of Downtown Findlay. The project creates more capacity for flood waters flowing through the heart of the

Findlay City Schools Safety and Security Levy

Students, parents, teachers and administrators for Findlay City Schools are encouraging Findlay residents to vote yes on Issue 5 on November 6th. The 1.5-mill school levy funds would increase safety measures across all Findlay City Schools. “The funds will be used to help enhance, strengthen and supplement what we already have in place,” explains Mike

Rieck’s Gallery Closes After 130 Years

After 130 years as a family owned business, Rieck’s Gallery closed their doors last month. Owner, Kent Rieck Weaver, was the fourth generation of the family to own and operate Rieck’s. Weaver shared via Facebook, “I truly want to say thank you to our many loyal customers that have supported Rieck’s throughout the years, many

Chick-fil-A Opens in Findlay

Highly anticipated by many Findlay residents, a Chick-fil-A has opened on Tiffin Ave. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant includes an indoor children’s play area, a drive-thru with two ordering lanes as well as a dining room which seats 122, with patio seating for 18. Already giving back to the community by painting a Habitat for Humanity home

Mustard Seed Chop Closes Unexpectedly

Shortly after rebranding from “Mustard Seed Cafe” to “Mustard Seed Chop” the Bluffton restaurant unexpectedly closed their doors this past summer. In May the eatery held a grand opening, introducing a new name, menu and hours. In late spring/early summer they closed, due to water issues, but did not reopen. Popular review sites such as

Awakening Minds Art Expands to New Studio

At the end of August, the all-inclusive art studio that provides therapeutic, educational and developmental programs, Awakening Minds Art, invited the community to come out for their new studio’s grand opening and to tour the facility to learn about their additional programs. Formerly at 515 S. Main St., the bigger studio is located up the

Digital Doc Permanently Closes

Digital Doc at 1500 N. Main Street, Suite B, permanently closed its doors in July. For three years, the store provided a one-stop shop for all things digital. Thousands of local customers turned to Digital Doc when their cell phones or computers went on the blink. “We are directing business to iOutlet, 2013 Tiffin Ave.,

Feel at Home at Journey Salon & Day Spa

Known for its relaxing atmosphere and the connection staff members make with their clients, Journey Salon & Day Spa has been in downtown Findlay since 2002. Mandy and Ben Stevens, who purchased the business in April, 2018, hope to continue that good reputation. “When the opportunity came up for us to purchase Journey,” Mandy says,

R&J CheeseCake Shoppe Opens Storefront

Once you’ve tasted the cheesecake at R&J CheeseCake Shoppe you’ll understand how the business owners came up with their slogan: “The Best Cheesecake You Have Ever Eaten.” “We went with the comment we hear from our customers,” says co-owner Jennifer Mathews. Matthews is the baker, creative force and “J” behind R&J CheeseCake, along with Reggie

Smarty Pants Moves to New Location

Smarty Pants Findlay, a family-owned business that sells teacher supplies and quality, play-based educational products and books for children, relocated to 618 S. Main St. (across from the Hancock Hotel) in early September. Previously known as Mother Hubbard’s Learning Cupboard, owner Jane Hassan purchased the store at 219 Broadway in April 2017 and renamed it.