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Firemen's Jobs on the Line

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Some anticipated layoffs within the Findlay Fire Department may be reversed.

The Findlay Fire Union is taking a wait and see approach to the mayor's request to cut the number of layoffs.  

Mayor Lydia Mihalik had planned to lay off 20 firefighters and close fire station number four but has written city council in a move to reverse some of those layoffs and keep fire station number four open.

Findlay City Council had originally agreed with the mayor's plans and will now consider the changes.

Matt Cooper, president of the union that represents Findlay firefighters is fighting to keep all 20 firefighters on the job, and is concerned about how council will act on the administration's request to pare down the layoffs.

Findlay council will take up the mayor's request early next month.

Mihalik says if finances do get worse, expect more layoffs.

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