Townships oppose Army Corps plans

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Trustees for both Eagle and Liberty townships say they oppose the Army Corps of Engineer’s plan to build a diversion channel through their backyards as part of the flood-control plan for the Blanchard River. The proposed 9.4-mile long Eagle...

Ottawa plan meeting opposition

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER GLANDORF — A Glandorf group calling itself “Concerned Citizens” plans to petition the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District to block part of Ottawa’s flood-control plan. About 25 people, mostly residents of the Glandorf area,...

Corps responds to more questions

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Public comments on the Army Corps of Engineers’ draft flood-control plan for the Blanchard River in Hancock County will be taken until May 25, and officials say response has been good. “The amount of questions was amazing. I am tracking...

County scraps Litter Landing plans

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners agreed Thursday to scrap plans for renovations at the Litter Landing recycling center, at least for now. The commissioners meet with board members from the Hancock County Solid Waste Management District to discuss...

Many ditch cleaning projects planned

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Improving ditch maintenance in Hancock County may be a matter of better bookkeeping. Bookkeeping was the focus Tuesday afternoon during discussions between the county commissioners and officials from the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District,...

Hancock voters renew BVC levy

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Eighty percent of voters in Hancock County supported the renewal of Blanchard Valley Center’s operating levy in Tuesday’s election. “I’m just thrilled,” said Superintendent Connie Ament. “This is very encouraging to...

Rep. Sprague defends proposed rules for addiction recovery homes

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, on Friday defended sponsoring state legislation that would require a public meeting and county commissioner approval before an addiction recovery house could be established. “What I heard from the people at...

County promises better security at juvenile court

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hancock County commissioners on Thursday promised a quick response to calls for better security for the juvenile and probate court. The commissioners met with Judge Kristen Johnson to discuss making the court more secure. A physical security...

Flood-control plan: What comes next?

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER As the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan for Findlay and Hancock County advances, the Hancock County commissioners say it’s still too early to talk about funding for the $65.9 million project. “I’m sure it will be...

BVC levy renewal on primary ballot

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Voters in Findlay and Hancock County will be asked to renew a five-year, 1.9-mill operating levy for Blanchard Valley Center in the May 5 primary. The current levy expires in December. It was first approved by voters in May 2005. It was last renewed...