Bids opened for Carey culvert project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — J&J Schlaegel Co., Urbana, with a bid of about $533,800, was the low bidder for a Spring Run culvert extension from Carey Senior Depot on East Findlay Street to Patterson Street, Carey Administrator Roy Johnson told Village Council...

Carey firefighters to build their own training ‘tower’

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — With training sites harder to find, Carey Volunteer Fire Department is raising funds to build a two-story steel training “tower” with an attic, where firefighters can practice in a “burn room,” in the attic or on...

Tiffin ice skating rink approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County commissioners gave verbal approval Tuesday to a group wanting to install an ice skating rink on the former courthouse property in Tiffin. The rink would be available for public use during December and January. Commissioners...

Park district seeks Blanchard River trail designation

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved a resolution Tuesday seeking designation of the Blanchard River as a state water trail from the nature preserve near Mount Blanchard to Blanchard Landing boat launch. Gary Pruitt, park district director, said the...

Board OKs upgrades to building project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board approved a resolution Monday to spend about $950,000 on upgraded items not included in the contract for construction of the new pre-kindergarten through senior high school building. Longer-lasting diode lights,...

Agency on aging levy on Nov. 4 ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County voters are being asked to renew a 0.4-mill, five-year levy for the county Council on Aging. There are several other issues on the Nov. 4 ballot, including renewal levies for Mohawk Community Library and the...

Carey approves increase in village electric rates

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to increase village electric rates, and gave a second reading to an ordinance which would limit the number of fowl raised on residential properties within village limits. The electric rate...

State releases safety study for Ohio 53

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A safety study of Ohio 53 in Seneca County is calling for traffic signal upgrades, additional signs, reduction of access points, road resurfacing, and flattening portions of the road. A nearly 54-mile safety study of the state route from...

Seneca commissioner’s race to be decided in election

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters will decide a race for county commissioner and multiple levies on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, according to the Seneca County Board of Elections. Republican Michael Kerschner is competing with independent David...

Senator promotes jobs bill during Carey tour

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown promoted a manufacturing jobs bill he is co-sponsoring, after touring a growing Carey factory on Friday. The bill, called the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, was approved last week by the U.S....