Carey firefighters respond to blaze

CAREY — The Carey Fire Department was called to a fire Monday night at a residence on Brayton Street in the village. The fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m., and flames were visible. No other details were available Monday night.

Public Record

Docket From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Police Department A woman was arrested on a city warrant during a traffic stop Saturday on West Sandusky Street, while her passenger was charged with having drug...

Harpster man injured in snowmobile accident

UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Harpster man remained in critical condition Monday after crashing his snowmobile Friday night. Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the crash of James D. Herring, which occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Friday near Wyandot County 110, north of...

Sledding accident injures 1 person

MARSEILLES — One person was injured Monday while sledding near the Killdeer Upground Reservoir. Life Flight medical helicopter transported the individual at about 2:30 p.m., according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. Additional information was not available Monday.

Bluffton Library meetings planned

The Bluffton Public Library board has announced it will meet at 6:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings will take place in the library’s Riley Board Room at 145 S. Main St., according to the library. No meetings will be held in July or December. Board members...

Carey looking to increase water rates

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading Monday to an emergency ordinance which sets water rates for the next four years. There will be a 20 percent increase annually, or about $2.50 to $3 monthly on the average bill. Council is expected to...

‘Piper’ improves, adoption expected

“Piper,” the cat rescued Jan. 10 from a drainage pipe at Findlay’s Donnell Middle School, is recovering enough to eventually be adopted, Hancock County Humane Society workers say. Several people, including the individual who first heard the cat meowing in the...

Reese appointed SWCD chairman

The Hancock Solid and Water Conservation District has appointed officers for 2014. Dave Reese will serve as chairman, and Mark Shick, will act as vice-chairman. Richard Gassman will serve as fiscal agent. Members also include Ron Cornwell and Linda Tuttle. The board will meet the...

Local roundup: OAC honors ONU’s Roseler

ADA — Ohio Northern University junior Jonathan Roseler has been named Ohio Athletic Conferernce men’s track athlete of the week. At the season opening Northwest Ohio Meet on Friday at the University of Findlay, Roseler won the 300-meter dash in 36.33 seconds. He was...

Sidewalk program discussed

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Concerns were voiced by a couple of residents about the village sidewalk improvement program during Monday night’s council meeting. The residents who spoke during the meeting wanted to know when appeals would be heard regarding...