Village offices contested in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Carey voters will elect a mayor, two council members and two school board members when they go to the polls Nov. 3, according to the Wyandot County Board of Elections. There are no countywide issues on the fall ballot, but...

Village requesting funds for sanitary sewer projects

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An emergency ordinance to apply for a $420,000 grant/loan combination was approved by Carey Council on Monday. Village Administrator Roy Johnson was authorized to submit the application to Ohio Public Works Commission. If approved, the...

Fostoria park to get HPD grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Fostoria will utilize a previously approved Community Park Improvement Grant from the Hancock Park District for concrete work at Gray Park as part of a project to install a donated shelter. A foundation, concrete slab and a sidewalk will be installed....

Carey organizes ‘legacy committee’ for old school building

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — In the fall of 2016, Carey students will move into a new school building under construction on South Vance Street. But a “legacy committee” has been meeting to discuss what should be brought over from the old building to the...

Putnam proposal prompts questions

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A proposed countywide water and sewer district in Putnam County met with some resistance Thursday night during the first of three planned public meetings. About 60 people attended the session in Ottawa. Some in the audience questioned if...

Water, sewer district plans in the works for Putnam County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — By the end of the year, the Putnam County commissioners hope a countywide water and sewer district will be established. It has been more than a 2½-year effort, county Commissioner John Love said. A public informational meeting about the...

Wood County district has doubled in size

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — If Putnam County establishes a countywide water and sewer district, it won’t be the first in the region. The Northwestern Water and Sewer District, based in Bowling Green, was formed in 1994 by the Wood County commissioners....

Wheat harvest: Bad year reported

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The quantity of this year’s wheat harvest surprised some farmers, but the quality was a major disappointment. Wet weather damaged the crop and reduced the price received by farmers in the region. A series of storms this month also stretched out...

2 co-op boards vote to merge

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The boards of the Legacy Farmers and Heritage agricultural cooperatives have voted unanimously to merge, just months after meeting to discuss the idea. Members of the cooperatives will have the final say. The agreement will be explained to members...

Farm markets get late start

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The opening of roadside farm markets for the season, with fresh sweet corn and vegetables, was delayed slightly this year because of the cool, wet weather. But the wait is over. Suter Produce, offering its little red barn stands, opened July 8. Shafer...