New Carey school to get bigger

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey’s new school will be expanded by four classrooms, after the school board approved a resolution during a special meeting Monday morning. Superintendent Mike Wank said about 4,600 square feet will be added to the elementary wing,...

Opportunity Center planning levy try

By JIM MAURER for the courier TIFFIN — The Seneca County Opportunity Center will request passage of a new levy in November, the first new funds the center for developmentally disabled children and adults has requested in 14 years, center officials told the county...

Hancock County man loved farming, travel

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Devoted, precise, quiet and helpful are words used by family and associates to describe Harry Freeman. He retired in 1987 after 27 years with Ohio State University Extension. He started as a 4-H adviser in 1961, became an agriculture/natural resources...

Health levy put on fall ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters will decide in November whether to approve a 0.3 mill, five-year replacement levy for general operation of the county health district. The Seneca County commissioners approved a resolution of necessity for the levy...

Council OKs tax abatement for potential new employer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an enterprise zone agreement Monday between the village and Halla Visteon Climate Control, of Detroit, Michigan. The company will receive a 100 percent tax abatement if it moves into a recently-constructed industrial...

Carey school board OKs tax abatement

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved an enterprise zone agreement between the village and Halla Visteon Climate Control, of Detroit, Michigan, for a 100 percent tax abatement if the company locates in a recently-constructed industrial...

Good weather conditions helping area farmers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Dry field conditions and moderate temperatures have added up to a good planting season for corn and soybean farmers in the region, according to Ed Lentz, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension. Dry fields allow...

Carey Council votes to keep recycling fee

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An attempt to eliminate a $2 monthly fee that generates about $41,000 annually to cover the expenses of the village’s recycling program was defeated 4-2 during Carey Council’s meeting Monday. Council President Chad Kin and...

Parks along river to see improvements

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board on Tuesday approved appropriations for improvements to three small park areas along the Blanchard River on East Main Cross Street. The work at Eastpoint Area, the Hancock Park District Administrative Offices and the...

New Carey HS classrooms to cost $800,000

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Superintendent Mike Wank said the addition of four classrooms to the new building would cost an estimated $800,000, according to information from Gilbane Builders, the general contractor. The cost includes furniture, he said. A firm...