Carey buys two portable generators

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A recent power outage, which knocked out Police Department equipment, should not be repeated after council this week approved buying two generators to be installed at Waterworks Park and the Public Services Building. The village already...

Citing threats, Carey’s Getz, Beckley step down

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Both Carey Mayor Armand Getz and Law Director Emily Beckley, who said they have received threats after the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer were not recited at the last council meeting, announced Monday they are resigning,...

County buys another Main Street building

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Another North Main Street property has been purchased by the Hancock County commissioners in a continuing effort to reduce the impact that flooding has on the downtown. Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol on Thursday approved paying about...

Recycling changes proposed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A team of recycling officials from across the state has suggested significant changes in operations at Litter Landing Recycling Facility, 1720 E. Sandusky St. Jim Skora, with GT Environmental, based in Westerville, and Chet Chaney, with the state...

Bids opened for courthouse work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Minster contractor was the apparent low bidder for drainage improvements around the Hancock County Courthouse when bids were opened Tuesday. Heyne Construction submitted a general construction bid of $262,800 with an additional $54,500 for several...

County officials may move probate/juvenile court

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners said Tuesday they are considering moving Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court to a new location, rather than doing expensive renovations to the current building. During a meeting with Probate/Juvenile Court Judge...

Carey pares down grant request

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A “Safe Routes to School” grant application submitted earlier this month by Carey school personnel requested fewer projects and less money in an effort to make the grant more appealing to state transportation officials who will...

Commissioners OK contracts

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved annual contracts between the county Job and Family Services agency and three other county departments: clerk of courts, juvenile court, and common pleas court, which receive federal funds for Child...

Hancock County shifting responsibility for program

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER For the past year, the Hancock County commissioners have served as administrative agent for the Family and Children First Council, which operates Help Me Grow, an early childhood development program. As of July 1, Hancock County Job and Family Services...

Carey appoints first school resource officer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Policeman Brian Lomeli will become the first “school resource officer” in the village schools on March 20, Mayor Armand Getz announced during Carey Council’s regular meeting Monday. Lomeli has been working as a...