Carey mayoral succession questioned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to seek a third opinion on who should succeed former Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17. Some council members are questioning Bob Maison’s appointment as mayor. Maison, the village’s...

Planting ends, wheat harvest nears

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Corn planting is complete and soybean planting is nearly done in the region, reports Ed Lentz, Ohio State University Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources. While it is too early to predict yields, both crops have gotten a good start,...

Maison named Carey’s mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Law Director Bob Maison, 72, has become mayor of the village. He took the oath of office Thursday from Judge Thomas Osborn with Upper Sandusky Municipal Court. Maison replaces Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17 and whose funeral...

Meeting on CAUV program draws crowd

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Value program, and proposed changes being discussed in the state Legislature and promoted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, were reviewed at a public meeting held Thursday night in Hancock County. If approved, the...

Carey’s mayor was a fixture in his village

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The U.S. flag is being flown at half staff in front of Carey’s municipal building in honor of Mayor Steve Smalley, who died Friday at Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus. Smalley, 56, had been battling cancer. A Carey High School...

HPD board approves renewal of health insurance benefits

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District commissioners approved renewal of health insurance benefits, including vision and dental coverage, for 10 full-time employees and their families during the board regular meeting Tuesday. The Medical Mutual of Ohio coverage will...

Move into new Carey school nears

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey High School Principal Peter Cole on Monday gave the school board an update on some of the items which will be incorporated from the old school building into the new one. Cole, chairman of the Legacy Committee which is developing...

Renovation celebration: Wyandot County to celebrate courthouse improvements

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — A celebration of the Wyandot County Courthouse renovations will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be guided tours of the building, video presentations at the nearby Star Theater, performances by the Millstream...

Carey Council OKs pay raises for police officers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday that provides pay raises for village police ranging from 3 percent to 13.5 percent. The issue was discussed at the May 17 council meeting, following completion of evaluations. Two...

State park offers trails, campground

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of three stories about the summer offerings of Van Buren State Park, the Hancock Park District, and the Findlay Recreation Department. By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — A disc golf course, an upgraded campground, and miles of...