Commissioners support efforts of Stantec firm

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The three Hancock County commissioners voiced support Thursday for an engineering firm that outlined proposals for flood reduction during a public presentation Wednesday night. Stantec, a Canadian-based company, was hired by the commissioners to review...

Carey Council accepts government grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Tuesday accepted a smaller federal government grant of $418,560 for construction of an electric substation, but officials expressed relief the village will receive any federal funds for the work. Vaughn Industries will...

Juvenile court renovations to be rebid

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Bids will be sought again for renovations to the Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court after the only bid received Feb. 9 exceeded the architect’s estimate for the work. Commissioners Mark Gazarek and Brian Robertson voted Tuesday to rebid the...

Commerce Department chief: Diversity benefits businesses

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Jacqueline T. Williams, director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, told a Findlay audience Wednesday that diversity benefits businesses, and is the key to improving economic impact at the city, county and state levels. Williams spoke during the 35th...

More funds for jail project OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to spend an additional $52,758 on repairs of windows at the county jail. Last month, the commissioners met with Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman and Lt. Ryan Kidwell, jail administrator,...

Carey school board adopts calendar

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The 2017-18 school calendar has the first day for Carey students on Aug. 17 and the last day for students on May 24. Carey school board approved the calendar during its regular meeting Monday. Christmas vacation will be Dec. 22 through...

One bid opened for court project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Perrysburg company submitted the only bid Thursday for the Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court renovation project. The bid of $1.144 million from Spieker Co. was $317,000 over the architect’s estimate of $827,000. An alternate bid for an...

Carey accepts high bid for substation work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Despite the threat of losing over $1 million in federal money, Carey Council reaffirmed a previous decision Monday and awarded a contract for an electric substation project to Vaughn Industries of Carey. The Carey firm submitted a bid of...

Scaled-down Dorney Plaza project wins county funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to contribute $75,000 to a scaled-down renovation of Dorney Plaza. Commissioner President Mark Gazarek voted against the additional appropriation, while Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol...

Four Democrats seeking seats on Findlay Council

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Republican-dominated Findlay will see something unusual in May: a primary election with multiple Democrats running for city offices. Both Republicans and Democrats will decide party races for Findlay City Council seats in the May 2 primary. Four...