Firm plans to offer curbside recycling

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Larry Lundy, owner of G.I.B.S. Sanitation Service in Fostoria, told the Hancock County commissioners Thursday that the company plans to offer a curbside recycling service in Hancock County next year. The company has received a grant from the Ottawa...

Proposed juvenile court work reviewed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Tim Bechtol, an architect with Peterman Associates, and Judge Kristen Johnson, of the county probate and juvenile court, took the Hancock County commissioners on a tour of the court offices Tuesday to view proposed improvement areas. Bechtol is...

Carey approves parking ticket regulations

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to establish parking infractions for the village, and a parking violations bureau. Village police officers have not been writing parking tickets in recent years because of a challenge to...

County OKs installation of gas line

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to contract with Arlington Natural Gas Co. for the installation of a gas line for the Mount Blanchard generator project. The generator will be part of the village’s water system. The gas...

HPD board OKs pay schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved changes to its employee pay schedule Tuesday, prompted in part by an upcoming change in federal labor regulations. The changes include an increase in base pay for three positions and changes in which employees...

HPD board OKs pay schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved changes to its employee pay schedule Tuesday, prompted in part by an upcoming change in federal labor regulations. The changes include an increase in base pay for three positions and changes in which employees...

More tech help needed at new Carey school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The Carey Education Association, the union which represents district teachers, and school administrators agree the district’s information specialist Nick Rider will need more help to manage the complexities of the new school...

Carey Council approves street repaving ordinance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance authorizing village Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for street paving this year. The resurfacing list includes: North Patterson Street between East Findlay Street and National Avenue; Ogg Street...

New Seneca land use plan favored

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — It has been 15 years since a comprehensive land use plan was developed for Seneca County, and Charlene Watkins, executive director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission, feels it is time for a new one. She met with township, village and...

Park district levy placed on ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters in November will decide whether to approve an additional 0.5-mill, 10-year tax for the Seneca County Park District to help pay for park and recreation programs. The levy would generate $582,392 annually and cost the...