Wheat harvest may set record

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers are always hopeful that a bad crop year will be followed by a good harvest the following year. Last year’s wheat crop had problems in northwestern Ohio, with poor quality because of wet conditions. This year’s wheat harvest featured...

Seneca County ceremony marks start of justice center construction

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — By fall 2017, a new Seneca County justice center will be located on South Washington Street in downtown Tiffin, where the former county courthouse was located for nearly 130 years. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for the...

Findlay man’s actions spoke louder than his words

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Paul Jackson was a quiet man, whether as a student at Bluffton University, a computer programming supervisor at Marathon Petroleum, on the basketball court as a referee, or at home with his wife and their four children. His actions spoke louder than...

Maison steps down as Carey mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Carey Mayor Bob Maison resigned his post Monday after it was determined that the village operates under the “general statutory plan” of municipal government. Maison, previously the village solicitor, took over on June 23 after Mayor Steve...

Attorney to give Carey another legal opinion on mayoral post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Columbus attorney has offered to research the form of government under which Carey operates and provide an opinion on the issue. Council business has been at a standstill in recent weeks following the death of Mayor Steve Smalley on June...

Carey mayoral succession questioned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to seek a third opinion on who should succeed former Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17. Some council members are questioning Bob Maison’s appointment as mayor. Maison, the village’s...

Planting ends, wheat harvest nears

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Corn planting is complete and soybean planting is nearly done in the region, reports Ed Lentz, Ohio State University Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources. While it is too early to predict yields, both crops have gotten a good start,...

Maison named Carey’s mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Law Director Bob Maison, 72, has become mayor of the village. He took the oath of office Thursday from Judge Thomas Osborn with Upper Sandusky Municipal Court. Maison replaces Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17 and whose funeral...

Meeting on CAUV program draws crowd

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Value program, and proposed changes being discussed in the state Legislature and promoted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, were reviewed at a public meeting held Thursday night in Hancock County. If approved, the...

Carey’s mayor was a fixture in his village

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The U.S. flag is being flown at half staff in front of Carey’s municipal building in honor of Mayor Steve Smalley, who died Friday at Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus. Smalley, 56, had been battling cancer. A Carey High School...