Cory-Rawson principal’s duties expanded

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer RAWSON — Cory-Rawson school board decided Friday to expand the duties of a principal. The board voted unanimously in a special session to put Heath Huffman, now the district’s elementary principal, in charge of kindergarten through 12th...

County accepts new duties with family agency

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Thursday to serve as administrative agent for the county’s Family First Council. Council officials approached the commissioners’ office in February after the Hancock County Educational Service Center...

Ohio sales tax holiday coming for school items

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Ohio’s first back-to-school sales tax holiday will be held Aug. 7 through Aug. 9. Legislation passed last year by state lawmakers allows for the tax break. Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg updated the county commissioners about the...

Election filing deadline nears

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER So far, no candidates have filed to run for several nonpartisan government posts that are up for election in November, including three seats on Findlay school board, according to the Hancock County Board of Elections. Three, four-year terms are up for...

Dorney Plaza plans getting cool reception

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Efforts to turn Dorney Plaza into a community gathering place may conflict with the need for safety around the Hancock County Courthouse and other government buildings, county officials said Thursday. Several elected officials, including Sheriff...

Fiber optics study planned

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County and the city of Findlay have agreed to pay for a joint study to investigate bringing fiber optics into government buildings from the Findlay City Schools’ planned fiber network. The commissioners voted Tuesday to award $16,750 to...

Corps official quietly visits region

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A high-ranking official from the Army Corps of Engineers had a very low-key visit with area officials this week. In a press release issued late Thursday, Andrew Kornacki, a public affairs specialist with the corps, said Brigadier General Richard...

New health care provider paying off

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Mid-year numbers show Hancock County is saving money in its first year with a new health care benefit provider. Representatives of Arthur J. Gallager & Co., Cleveland, began going through the fiscal update for the first half of the year with the...

New health commissioner: finalists named

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The newly-formed Hancock County Combined General Health District board has narrowed its search for a full-time health commissioner to three candidates, and is expected to make the appointment by July 31. Earlier this year, the city of Findlay and the...

Video touting county

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER An addition to Hancock County government’s website features a video tour to give people interested in living or working in the county a look around. The videos were produced by CGI Communications of Rochester, New York, a company that...