Commissioner race on Seneca ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Republican voters in Seneca County will nominate a county commissioner candidate on May 6. It is the only county race on the primary ballot, according to the Seneca County elections board. Philip Frankart, 49, of 4720 S. Seneca County...

Carey board OKs drug testing

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Great Lakes Biomedical, Perrysburg, will provide on-site drug testing of Carey students in grades 7-12, effective with the 2014-15 school year. Carey school board approved a resolution Monday authorizing the contract and includes a maximum...

Three seek commissioner’s post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Republican voters in Wyandot County will select a nominee for county commissioner from a slate of three candidates in the May primary election. There are no countywide issues on the ballot. Carey and Mohawk school districts are...

Board plans tour of HPD properties

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board will tour park district properties beginning next month, the board decided Tuesday. The commissioners usually tour community parks every other year and hear about improvements from community representatives. The park...

Electric system study underway in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An electric system study will be submitted to American Municipal Power as part of an application for partial funding of an estimated $6.2 million to $6.9 million upgrade in Carey, village Administrator Roy Johnson said during Monday’s...

Fewer ambulance districts in Seneca County proposed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Ken Majors, director of Seneca County Emergency Medical Service, recommended Tuesday the county reduce the number of ambulance districts but increase the manpower to provide for better coverage. In a presentation to the Seneca County...

Sewer rate increase for New Riegel OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — New Riegel Sewer District customers will see a $20-per-month increase per dwelling unit on their next bill. The Seneca County commissioners approved the increase Thursday. The cost will be $264 per quarter, up from $204 now, but less than...

Joint justice center plan discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Commissioner Jeff Wagner supports the idea of a joint city/county justice center, but he wants to wait longer before construction begins. But Commissioner Fred Zoeller said Tuesday he wants to move ahead to avoid higher...

Ohio helping build a better bean

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Northwestern Ohio is leading the way in development of a new variety of “high oleic” soybean, one with an oil quality that can be used in motor oils and other lubricants. William “Bill” Bateson, a member of the...

Carey considers security cameras

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Closed circuit television cameras at village entrances are being considered by Carey Council after a bank robbery earlier this year in the village. Councilman Chad Kin made the suggestion during council’s meeting this week. He said...