Officials still hope to link flood-control, I-75 projects

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Findlay and Hancock County officials are still hopeful that the idea of pairing the construction of the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Interstate 75 project could work, despite state plans to...

County bulldozer damaged in mishap

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A bulldozer, purchased by Hancock County for over $591,905 in May, was heavily damaged in an accident at the county landfill last week. There were no injuries, but the accident, which occurred July 14, idled the 2015 Caterpillar D73 bulldozer. Hancock...

Thousands of names trimmed from voter rolls in area counties

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The voter registrations of about 12,000 people in Hancock, Allen, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties were deleted in 2015, as Ohio’s elections boards did their annual maintenance of voter rolls. People were deleted from...

Contract approved to replace windows at Justice Center

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners have awarded a $179,000 contract for replacement of windows at the Hancock County Justice Center. Cornerstone Detention Products of Madison, Alabama, was awarded the contract after two rounds of bidding on the project....

Hancock sheriff seeking software

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking the county commissioners to invest in computer software to cut the man-hours needed to manage the jail, use data to identify crime trends, and maybe allow the public to file complaints online....

WITH VIDEOS: ‘Pomp and parade’ celebration

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Hundreds of people lined the sidewalks of downtown Findlay on Monday as the city celebrated Independence Day with enough “pomp and parade” that even Founding Father John Adams would be proud. There were bands and floats, bicyclists and...

Auditor: Beware of skimmers on gas pumps, ATMs

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Small electronic devices known as skimmers, which are illegally attached to gasoline pumps, ATMs or self-checkouts, and are capable of stealing credit card information, may be inching their way toward Hancock County. “More skimmers have been...

Hancock County awards razing contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted Tuesday to award a contract for the demolition of several dilapidated buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street in downtown Findlay. The $90,350 contract went to ALL Excavation & Demolition, McComb. The...

WITH VIDEO: Property acquisition beginning for Putnam County flood project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Property acquisition for the Putnam County diversion channel is underway. The Maumee Valley Conservancy District, Defiance, voted Tuesday to notify landowners within the next two weeks with the initial terms. The $5 million, 4,000-foot diversion...

Downtown demolition work delayed

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners have delayed awarding a contract for the demolition of several buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street in downtown Findlay because of concerns about an active gas line in the block. The commissioners had been set...