Carey waterline project advances; Council considers fowl restrictions

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Monday approved the purchase of $70,000 to $75,000 worth of materials to install a 10-inch-diameter waterline from Ogg Street, near the water tower, along East Findlay Street to Arrowhead Commerce Park, the industrial park...

Capital projects approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER From new furniture to parking lot paving, the Hancock Park District board approved more than $230,000 in capital improvement projects for next year during its regular meeting Tuesday at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. According to park...

Carey offering new art program

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Kelsey Chun, Carey elementary art teacher, outlined a new student art enrichment program during the school board’s meeting Monday. The after-school program, for seventh and eighth graders, will be held for an hour a month through...

Officials to stake out size of proposed justice center

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Commissioner Fred Zoeller requested stakes be placed on the former county courthouse lawn to indicate the size of the proposed joint justice center being considered for the site. The plan includes a multi-story building for two common...

Loan possible for justice center project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners were asked to support an application to a state loan program that can be put toward the proposed joint justice building. John Davoli, executive director of the North Central Ohio Regional Council of...

Electric system equipment purchase OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Monday approved a consultant’s recommendation for more than $1.18 million in equipment to construct a new electric substation near Continental Structural Plastics on Wyandot County 96. GPD Group, Akron, recommended...

HPD purchases new computers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Purchase of new computers for Hancock Park District staff was approved by the park board Tuesday during its regular meeting. The $9,000 purchase for eight desktop and two laptop units will upgrade equipment using an obsolete operating system, according...

Foundation work set to begin at new school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Foundation installation will begin this week at the back of the new Carey school, where the gymnasiums will be located, Superintendent Mike Wank told the school board Monday. Contractors will work their way toward the front of the...

Farmers hear potential uses of solar energy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CUSTAR — Solar energy is an option for farmers who want to reduce electricity use in their barns or grain-drying operation. While the initial financial outlay is sizable, payback is relatively quick, Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension...

Area farmer finds use for byproduct of making ethanol

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County farmer has found a valuable use for the byproducts of ethanol production — as cattle feed. During the process of manufacturing ethanol, which is used as a fuel additive for gasoline, both wet and dried distillers grain are...