Wolf-like animal spooks Leipsic

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — It is still anyone’s guess whether a large, wolf-like animal seen running the streets of Leipsic this week was actually a wolf. And if so, no one seems to know how it got to the village. There was plenty of speculation throughout...

Flood-control milestone in sight

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Blanchard River flood-control project is about to hit a milestone, according to Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Jansen said a “tentatively-selected plan” will soon be presented to...

BVC residential program turned over to nonprofit

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A nonprofit corporation, founded by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, has taken over operation of the residential program at Blanchard Valley Center for adults with developmental disabilities. The move is meant to sidestep...

River-clearing crews east of city reservoirs

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Crews clearing the Blanchard River of logjams are now east of the Findlay Reservoirs, along Hancock County Roads 207 and 205. Gary Tuttle, district technician for the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District, updated the county commissioners...

Veteran registry underway

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER If you see a veteran at the Hancock County Fair, give them a wave, and see if they wave back, sporting a new hand fan from the Hancock County Veterans Service Office. It is a small memento, but a fun way to spread the word that the office is working...

Ottawa’s flood-control plan advances

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District has agreed to begin work on the flood-control plan for the lower Blanchard River and the Village of Ottawa. The conservancy district voted this week to take over leadership of the project at the request of...

BVC board to operate new group home for adults

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A Richard Avenue property will soon be established as a new group home for adults with developmental disabilities. The house, at 1533 Richard Ave., has been used as an adult day care by the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities. It will...

Army Corps doing most work on flood study

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Most of the work on the Blanchard River flood study is being done by Army Corps of Engineers personnel. According to budget figures released last week by the corps, 64 percent of the $5.9 million already spent on the study has been for Army Corps...

Library debt paid in full

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER A $2 million debt, used to finance the expansion and renovation of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, has been paid in full. The commissioners signed the deed to the building over to the library’s board on Tuesday. In 1988, the...

Changes coming to rural post offices

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER HAMLER — Hamler’s post office began operating on shorter hours Monday. It is a change that will be coming to most rural post offices soon. “Everything is going great,” said a Hamler postal worker. “At least the post...