Carey sanitary sewer project funded

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey has been approved for a $164,100 small government grant to help fund improvements to two sanitary sewer lift stations and installation of a discharge sewer line for Arrowhead Commerce Park, off East Findlay Street. The work is...

Contract awarded to build Carey bus garage

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Clouse Construction of New Riegel was approved Monday by Carey school board to construct a bus garage and athletic field house at the new school. The two buildings will cost a maximum of $1.45 million, according to the board’s...

Pay raises for Carey Council defeated

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Steve Smalley cast the deciding vote Monday to defeat a proposed $3,000 pay increase for council members. The pay raise would have taken effect at the beginning of council members’ next terms. Four seats are up for...

Farmer to shuck corn this year

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The high cost of planting corn and the possibility of a dry, hot summer have a longtime area farmer changing his planting strategy. Neil Clark, 81, of 3140 Allen/Cass Township 232, said he will be planting only soybeans, and no corn, on about 2,000...

Three farms to showcase conservation

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A McComb farm and two in Hardin County were announced Wednesday as “demonstration farms” that will showcase conservation practices meant to reduce and prevent agricultural fertilizer run-off. The farms were announced by the Ohio Farm Bureau...

Seneca commissioners OK housing program

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with Tiffin and Fostoria to continue a two-year grant program that restores dilapidated homes. The action came during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night in the...

Carey ball diamond, pay raises discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Should Carey village officials provide a long-term lease to the school district for the high school baseball diamond? Should council members receive a pay increase from $2,000 to $3,000 when their next term begins? Both questions were...

Campground rental rates changed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The daily rental cost for a primitive campground site at Riverbend Recreation Area has been increased, but it actually will be cheaper for groups. The Hancock Park District board unanimously approved the rate change Tuesday. The daily rate will be $15...

Paranormal group plans to check out school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Sylvia Nye Daniels, a member of Carey Area Paranormal Energy Research Society, wants to explore the Carey school before it is demolished. The group of seven individuals hopes to verify stories of “activity” in the building....

Carey sidewalk legislation gets reading

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a first reading Monday to an ordinance to allow Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for sidewalk installation on the east side of Glenn Avenue leading to the new school. He will seek bids for the construction,...