Progress: Utilities investing in infrastructure

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Utility providers throughout northwestern Ohio are making big investments in their infrastructure to improve services, lower costs and better their own profit margins. Hancock-Wood Electric Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative ended its 76th fiscal year...

Progress: Health system building new cancer center

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Blanchard Valley Health System broke ground on the new Armes Family Cancer Care Center in 2014, along with dedicating a whopping 180,000 hours to uploading its medical records. Both projects will continue this year. Scott Malaney, health system...

Progress: Blanchard River flood study nearing an end

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The end of a seven-year, $9 million study of flood control along the Blanchard River in Hancock County may be in sight. That was the big news of 2014 from the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps is promising public meetings on its tentative plan this...

Progress: Mobile services grow at financial institutions

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The speed of banking gained momentum in 2014, as banks continued to push their services onto a mobile format and customers responded more to banking on the go. Those efforts are expected to continue this year, with new services allowing mobile money...

Progress: County officials tackle river-clearing projects

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It’s hard to have a conversation with the Hancock County commissioners that doesn’t trickle back to the Blanchard River. Flood-mitigation efforts continue to command the attention of the commissioners’ office, including efforts to...

Kan Du studio gets new home

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The former Rocking U restaurant, at 318-322 W. Main Cross St., will be the new location of Blanchard Valley Industries’ Kan Du art studio. The announcement was made Thursday by Blanchard Valley Center Superintendent Connie Ament....

Family First Council seeks new administrator

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County Family First Council is looking for a new administrative home. Officials from the council approached the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday. The Hancock County Educational Service Center resigned as administrator for the program...

Commissioner: Recovery house agreement near

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek said Thursday an “amicable agreement” is in sight about the location of a controversial addiction recovery house in Findlay. “It’s something that both sides can be happy with,”...

County delays paying bill for recovery house

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s commissioners on Tuesday delayed the payment of a $60,000 bill for staffing the controversial Greendale Avenue addiction recovery house, after Commissioner Brian Robertson asked that the expense be tabled until a final decision...

WITH VIDEO: Husted seeks help in voter fraud fight

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Jon Husted, Ohio’s secretary of state, made his own march on Capitol Hill recently, asking the federal government for information he says is needed to prevent fraud in Ohio’s elections. So far, Husted said, there has been silence from...