County commissioner challenged

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Republican voters in Hancock County will decide a county commissioner race in the March primary, with Commissioner Brian Robertson being challenged by John Harrington, a 5th Ward Findlay councilman, in a contentious matchup. Robertson described his...

Contract OK’d for Help Me Grow program

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s commissioners voted Thursday to contract with the Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities for oversight of the county’s Help Me Grow caseworkers for at least the next six months. In January, the Hancock County...

Two vying for county recorder’s post

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Two Hancock County employees are vying for the Republican nomination for county recorder in the March primary. Tracy Coldren, a deputy county recorder, is competing with Heather Pendleton, a financial administrator for the Hancock County...

Hancock County may join ‘Stepping Up Initiative’

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County may become part of the nationwide “Stepping Up Initiative,” which provides grant money to communities willing to develop strategies for keeping people with mental illness out of jail. On Thursday, Precia Stuby, executive...

Hancock County to spend $1.4M on roads, bridges

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County will spend about $1.4 million on road and bridge improvements in 2016. The county commissioners approved the county engineer’s plans on Tuesday. A total of 11.25 miles of county roadways will be resurfaced this year, including: A...

County’s financial health improving

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners say year-end numbers for 2015 show the community’s financial health is improving. Commissioners Phillip Riegle and Brian Robertson spoke Monday at a Findlay Rotary Club lunch. Robertson said the most recent update on...

County seeks to raze Main Street buildings

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The building that housed Miller’s Luncheonette in downtown Findlay for over 50 years may be coming down. Hancock County commissioners agreed Thursday to seek permission from the State Historical Preservation Office to demolish several...

Grisham takes over BVC reins

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Assistant Superintendent Kelli Grisham will take over the superintendent duties at Blanchard Valley Center beginning Sunday. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced Thursday that Superintendent Connie Ament has stepped down....

Glandorf man’s life ‘built around serving others’

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer This Christmas, just like so many past, the choir of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church sang “Silent Night” entirely in German. But the Glandorf church’s longtime organist, former choir director, teacher and benefactor,...

Officials: Corps’ plan won’t hurt subdivision

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER About 100 people attended a meeting Thursday between Findlay officials and residents of the Hunter’s Creek subdivision, meant to address rumors and fears about the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plan for the Blanchard River. One...
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