Maintenance of river discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Philip Howard on Tuesday joined the list of individuals who have voiced their displeasure to the Hancock County commissioners about maintenance of the Blanchard River. In a back-and-forth with Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol during the...

Former Carey school property to be auctioned soon

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The auction of the former Carey school property on East South Street is moving ahead, Superintendent Mike Wank and Matt Walter, with Walter Brothers Auctioneers, told the school board Monday. Walter showed the school board three potential...

New commissioner says jail expansion needed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol, who recently marked six months in office, says there are several “huge issues” before the commissioners, and one of them is the need to expand the county jail. Bechtol was selected last year by county...

Osborn bridge project to begin next month

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The replacement of Findlay’s Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park is expected to begin next month and be completed in November, Hancock County Assistant Engineer Doug Cade said Thursday. The Hancock County...

County may rebid juvenile court project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek would like the county to seek bids again for improvements to Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court. Upgrades have been proposed to improve safety and security for employees and visitors at the building, located...

New Carey sewage plant plans move forward

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to move ahead with design plans for constructing a $9.6 million, more efficient wastewater treatment plant. Personnel from Jones and Henry, a Toledo engineering firm, had presented two proposals to...

County paying for river plans

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing payment of $650,000 to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District so Stantec, the Canadian-based engineering firm handling flood-reduction plans, can complete detailed plans...

HPD employee health insurance costs rise slightly

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District employee health insurance for the next year increased 1.43 percent from this year, according to information from Hitchings Insurance Co., which is handling the policy for Medical Mutual of Ohio. Lee Hitchings reviewed the plan with...

Business leaders urge support for flood relief

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER More than a dozen Findlay business leaders attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Hancock County commissioners to urge them to move forward with efforts to continue the 0.25 percent sales tax allocation for flood control. County voters approved a...

County urged to seek sales tax renewal

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Members of the Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Advisory Board on Thursday urged the Hancock County commissioners to seek renewal of the half percent sales tax and allocate half of the proceeds for flood mitigation. The current tax expires at...