Gutted downtown buildings will become new Kan Du art studio

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The future site of Blanchard Valley Industries’ Kan Du art studio, at 318-322 W. Main Cross St., is a state of deconstruction right now, but officials say the studio is still expected to move to the site in January. Blanchard Valley Center...

Hancock commissioners balk at agency’s contract request

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Job and Family Services is seeking permission to contract with the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance for business outreach services, but so far, the county commissioners have balked at the idea. The request was tabled at the...

Engineering firm reviews corps’ study

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Stantec, the Canada-based engineering firm hired by the Hancock County commissioners in July, has completed the first stage of its review of the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan for the Blanchard River at Findlay. Known as the...

County agrees to rent bulldozer for landfill

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County will rent a bulldozer for use at the landfill for the next four months, while its new bulldozer is repaired. The commissioners voted Thursday to rent a Caterpillar D7E Waste Handler Dozer from Ohio CAT, Perrysburg, at a cost of $69,120....

Miracle Park hosting first baseball games this week

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too” — Yogi Berra By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER For the 57 players set to take the field at Blanchard Valley Health System’s Miracle Park for opening day on Saturday, it’s...

Robertson returns to county business

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Brian Robertson attended a regular meeting of the Hancock County commissioners for the first time in over a month on Tuesday, and said it’s good to be home. Roberton’s wife, Jane Robertson, president of the Findlay school board, was struck...

Hancock ranked 13th healthiest county in Ohio

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County fell short of the top 10 most healthy counties in Ohio in 2016, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranking 13th among the state’s 88 counties. Rankings were based on health statistics from 2013. Karim Baroudi, the...

Seven tax issues on Hancock ballot

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Two countywide levies, both seeking tax increases, will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot in Hancock County. Five other tax issues will be on ballots in parts of the county. The filing deadline for tax issues was 4 p.m. Wednesday. Voters throughout Hancock...

Robertson’s return expected this week

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson, who has been out of state since early July, is expected to return to the commissioners’ office this week. Commissioner Phillip Riegle said he learned Tuesday afternoon that Robertson is returning...

50 North disputes cost figure for levy

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Officials from 50 North on Friday challenged estimates given by the Hancock County Auditor’s Office on the cost of a levy that voters will be asked to approve in November. The five-year, 1.2-mill levy includes the renewal of an existing 0.6-mill...