County removes inmate page from website

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the active inmate information on its website, www.hancocksheriff.org, is being taken offline. An announcement was made Monday on its Facebook page, but Sheriff Michael Heldman said the...

County Engineer’s Office may occupy new garage in October

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Engineer’s Office may occupy its new garage at 1900 Lima Ave. by late October, according to Commissioner Brian Robertson. The building failed a water flow test in July, and the weak water pressure must be fixed before a...

Project to boost one village or township

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer One Hancock County village or township early next year will be invited into a program that encourages residents to take more pride in their community and develop projects to strengthen it. The place has yet to be decided. But the Findlay-Hancock...

Corrections officers get new contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Corrections officers who work for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will get pay raises under a new three-year contract with the county, but will also pay higher health insurance premiums. The county commissioners accepted the new contract...

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...