New Center for Civic Engagement meant to help agencies collaborate

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Findlay-Hancock County Center for Civic Engagement will serve as the “backbone organization” as community agencies develop initiatives to improve the lives of residents. Details of the center were discussed Wednesday at the University of...

Commissioners OK consultant contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners renewed an agreement with Maximus, a Columbus-based consultant, to help the county receive reimbursement from federal and other grant sources. The company will be paid $10,000 annually to update and implement the county...

Carey fire truck bonds approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An emergency ordinance for the issuance of bonds of up to $868,900 for the purchase of a ladder fire truck was approved by Carey Council Monday. The truck was ordered in August and will be delivered around the end of 2017. The village...

New downtown look on the way

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A new look to Findlay’s downtown in 2017 may help bring new programs and more visitors to the area, a Findlay audience was told Friday. Carla Treadway, downtown coordinator for Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, gave an update on...

Red Cross assists Carey fire victims

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Carey family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross after a Thursday fire damaged their residence. Carey firefighters and Carey Emergency Medical Service responded to 139 Newhard St. about 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The only person...

Commissioners OK vehicle purchases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of a vehicle for the sheriff’s office and a forklift for the engineer’s office. A 2012 Honda Odyssey from Gene Stevens Honda for $23,000 will replace a van damaged in an...

Hancock County opens bid for jail meals

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Aramark was the only company that offered to provide meal services at the Hancock County jail when the Hancock County commissioners opened bids Tuesday. The company’s bid was based on a daily “sliding scale” dependent on the number of...

Carey Council pay hike ordinance gets second reading

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading to an ordinance Monday to provide a pay increase for council members, but a proposed pay increase for the mayor remained tabled. Also, council gave a second reading to an ordnance to remove the mayor,...

County OKs carpet installation at Ag Service Center

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A carpet installation project at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140, was given the go-ahead Thursday by the Hancock County commissioners. Tim Bechtol, with Peterman Associates, reviewed the $85,000 bid received...

GOP to pick commissioner in public

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Republican Central Committee will meet in public Nov. 28 in Findlay City Council chambers to fill a vacant county commissioner seat. There are 10 candidates for the job. The meeting time has not been determined, but will be announced...