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firefighters whose jobs were on the line have been saved after a unanimous vote
by city council Tuesday.
The original plan was to
lay off 20 firefighters and close Fire Station No. 4 in Findlay due to budget
deficits, but Mayor Lydia Mihalik recently sent a letter to council saying the
economy had improved enough to save nine of the positions and keep the station
Findlay resident Mark
Washington was saved by firefighters after a heart attack and three strokes last
September. He urged council to keep firefighter jobs.
"If they hadn't done their
job in a professional, timely manner, I wouldn't be standing here today,"
City council members voted
unanimously to approve the mayor's recommendation to save nine jobs and keep
the station open. One of the firefighters saved was the department's union
"It's not about me," said
Matt Cooper. "It's about this city. It's about these 20. It's about the
opportunity to keep this community safe. With the reduction of 20, it's
Even though nine were
saved, council members agreed there isn't enough money to keep them on the rest
of the year, and finances will have to be watched very closely.
Fire Chief Thomas Lonyo
wasn't celebrating after the vote. He was visibly angry, saying he still has 11
firefighters whose layoff notices take effect this Sunday.