Agency board gets raise

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Tuesday to give Hancock County Veterans Service board members a $100-a-month raise. Board members approached the commissioners last week, asking for the pay hike. The veterans commission has five board members, and...

Water projects bill hailed by Latta

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. Robert Latta, R-Bowling Green, voted Tuesday in favor of a $12 billion water projects bill that Latta said will reform the Army Corps of Engineers’ planning process. The U.S. House voted 412-4 to approve the Water Resources Reform and...

Veterans Commission members seek pay hike

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Members of the Hancock County Veterans Service Commission asked for a raise on Thursday. Robert Essinger, Roger Neff, Charles Fisher and Charles Smith attended the Hancock County commissioners’ regular meeting to ask for the pay hike. The...

Armed Forces Day Celebration kicks off Friday

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Armed Forces Day Celebration will honor five veterans during each of the next four years, to recognize the 50th anniversary of “Ground Vietnam,” said Roger Neff, past commander of the Findlay Military Association. Normally,...

Findlay man was ‘Voice of Blanchard Valley Center’

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer It was the staff at Blanchard Valley Center who alerted the family of Mark Robb, of Findlay, to expect a crowd at his visitation. Mark, known as “The Voice of Blanchard Valley Center,” worked as its receptionist since the late ’80s....

Sewer line tap fees OK’d for new industrial park

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County commissioners established tap fees Thursday for businesses connecting to the sewer line in the new Distribution Drive industrial park. Commissioner Phillip Riegle said the fees are the same as for any other sewer taps in the county....

Conservancy district still shows interest in river project

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners have more incentive to keep pushing toward a final flood-control plan for the Blanchard River: the possibility of conservancy district help. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy Court, which oversees the Maumee Watershed...

Riegle wins commissioner contest

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock County handed Commissioner Phillip Riegle a solid win Tuesday. Riegle took 62 percent of the vote, winning the Republican nomination for county commissioner and easily defeating a two-time challenger, former Commissioner Steve Oman....

Voters renew BVC levy

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer A full 76 percent of Hancock County voters on Tuesday approved the renewal of Blanchard Valley Center’s five-year, 2.5-mill levy. The vote was 7,411 in favor, 2,345 opposed. All vote totals are unofficial and include absentee ballots. Hancock...

County garage work advancing

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER When Hancock County’s road workers and their equipment move into the new engineer’s garage, it will be a historic step. The $2.7 million garage off Lima Avenue is the first to be constructed specifically for the engineer’s office....