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District to update building plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Garmann/Miller and Associates architects, Minster, was hired by the Fostoria school board to update the district’s buildings master plan. Superintendent Andrew Sprang and Treasurer Norman Elchert, who recommended the firm, were...

Emergency pay ordinance approved at council meeting

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency pay ordinance, effective Monday, which covers new hires in the police department and some officers who completed their probationary period. But village Administrator Roy Johnson said while no other pay...

HPD planning to offer more river services

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER An expansion of canoeing and kayaking offerings on the Blanchard River was approved by the Hancock Park District board on Tuesday. The changes include: A new service, “Blanchard River Challenge,” will be available in April and May. The...

Board OKs computer purchases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — There will be more computers for student use following Carey school board’s decision Monday to spend $30,000 to purchase 90 additional Chromebook computers. General fund money will be used for two-thirds of the expense, while the...

Brazilian company buying Dow plant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Brazilian company said Friday it is purchasing Findlay’s Dow Chemical Co. plant at 3441 N. Main St. Dow had planned to close the polyolefin films factory this month. The buyer, Valfilm North America, is expected to double employment at the...

Area man put his stamp on Findlay and Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Fred Snobarger lived to help others, whether it was helping families as a licensed funeral director, customers at First National Bank in Findlay, or customers at Snyder Lumber Co., Carey. It could be volunteering with the Jaycees, Masonic...

Health insurance options approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion to accept reduced out-of-pocket amounts for employees after consideration of options to reduce the financial hit of rising insurance costs. As a result, the village will cover an increase of about $55,000 in...

Near-record corn yields expected

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers in the region harvested a big corn crop, as expected, but high soybean yields were the “surprise story” this fall, according to Ed Lentz, Hancock County extension educator. Farmers knew the corn crop was going to be “something...

Charities need assistance to bring holiday cheer

By JIM MAURER and MAX FILBY STAFF WRITERS Charities need assistance as they prepare to bring holiday cheer to families in need. Charities are asking residents and businesses to donate items such as nonperishable food, clothing, toys, gas cards, and even diapers. Money donations...

NBC to tell farm couple’s website story

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Dawn and Kyle Heidlebaugh got married in December 2013 after meeting on farmersonly.com, a dating website for rural residents, earlier that year. Following the wedding, Dawn was trying to take her profile off the website and when asked why, she told...