28 acres annexed into city

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s commissioners approved the annexation of 28 acres from Marion Township to Findlay on Thursday. The property, on East Bigelow Avenue near Hancock County 18, is owned by the Ranzau Trust, which lists George H. and Camille A....

BVC prepares to change leaders

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Center, Hancock County’s program for residents with developmental disabilities, is preparing to change leadership. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has announced plans to hire an assistant superintendent,...

County plans resurfacing, bridge work

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Almost nine miles of roadway will be resurfaced in Hancock County this year at a cost of $1.32 million. Another $153,000 will be spent on asphalt patching of 5.5 miles, and almost 20 miles will be seal-coated at a cost of $295,000, according to the...

Military, overseas voting begins

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Military and overseas absentee voting begins today for the May 5 primary election. County elections boards in Ohio will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot today, which is 45 days...

Parent blasts actions by caseworker

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A Findlay woman on Thursday told the Hancock County commissioners that the county Children’s Protective Services agency is guilty of “illegal and unethical behavior.” Children’s Protective Services investigates reports of...

County approves paving contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners have awarded an $842,628 contract to Bluffton Paving to repave portions of three roadways. The cost of the project will be shared by the county and several townships. Hancock County will use both a Public Works...

Congress honors former resident for WWII exploits

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A former Findlay resident, the late Stephen Michael Pasztor, has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, along with other members of the First Special Forces, a special unit that served during World War II. The entire unit, nicknamed the...

New federal regulations will complicate Ag Center lease

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER New federal regulations will make lease negotiations for space in the Hancock County Agricultural Center more difficult. Cheryl Hinton, a real estate specialist with the Farm Service Agency, and Jim Greve, the agency’s county executive director,...

Robertson’s financing claim disputed

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek on Tuesday accused fellow Commissioner Brian Robertson of not being truthful in making a connection between financing the new county engineer’s garage and providing infrastructure for an industrial park....

County garage under budget

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County’s commissioners have signed off on the last of the construction costs for the new engineer’s garage, and the project came in about $184,000 under budget. A public open house will be held April 1. The open house will include...