Carey planning to auction property on Toledo Street

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council moved ahead Monday with the auction of the former public works property on Toledo Street and with an auction to sell various village items and vehicles no longer needed by the village. The Toledo Street property is appraised...

2 townships have trustee races

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Residents of Hancock County’s Blanchard and Cass townships will decide races for township trustee seats on Nov. 7. In each township, three candidates are running for two open seats. All other township trustee candidates in Hancock County are...

Village offices on Nov. 7 ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Nine villages in Hancock County will be electing village council members on Nov. 7, but the most competition is in McComb. Seven candidates, including three incumbents, are running for four available seats on McComb Council, according to the Hancock...

Flood-control sales tax vote postponed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A sales tax, meant to provide continued revenue for flood-reduction efforts in Findlay and Hancock County, was pulled from the Nov. 7 ballot during a special meeting of the Hancock County commissioners on Friday. Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim...

Officials debate fate of Issue 3

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A second attempt to pull a flood-control sales tax issue from the Nov. 7 ballot did not succeed Thursday, but the idea will be discussed again by two of the Hancock County commissioners during a special meeting at 2 p.m. today. At commissioner meetings...

County designates use of revenue from tax issues

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners this week approved two resolutions designating that money generated by two sales tax issues before voters in November would be used for flood reduction and capital improvements, respectively. Voters will decide whether...

Flood control sales tax stays on ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A motion by Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson to withdraw a flood-control sales tax from the Nov. 7 ballot died for lack of a second during the commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday. The 0.25 percent, 10-year sales tax renewal would...

Carey seeks lift station grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An application to the state Public Works Commission for up to a $420,000 combined grant or loan, for replacement of the South Vance Street sanitary sewer lift station, is expected to be submitted to the Wyandot County commissioners by...

Shinkle Street house purchased by commissioners

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of a flood-damaged property at 107 Shinkle St., owned by Karrick Cole, which was damaged in the 2007 flood and has received additional damage since then. The property was not...

County seeks Dalzell Ditch cleaning bids

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution to seek bids for the long-debated maintenance of Dalzell Ditch. The project, estimated to cost more than $600,000, initially will be funded by the county, which will be reimbursed mainly...