Seneca commissioners OK justice center design

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday which outlines a building design, building requirements and a more than $14.1 million estimate for the proposed 37,000-square-foot joint justice center, which will replace the...

Fire truck purchase considered in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Village Council authorized Administrator Roy Johnson to investigate funding options for a new ladder truck for the fire department. The truck has an estimated cost of $945,000. The truck will replace a 1996 International model, which...

Stacy, Thomas win commissioner races in Seneca County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans nominated an incumbent for one county commissioner seat on Tuesday, and a former banker for another. According to the Seneca County Board of Elections, Commissioner Holly Stacy of Green Springs, who is finishing...

HPD replacement levy gets approval

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District’s 0.8-mill, eight-year replacement levy was overwhelmingly approved by Findlay and Hancock County voters Tuesday by a 2-1 margin. With all 60 precincts reporting, there were 14,864 votes, or 66 percent, for the levy, and...

Board uniform funds approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board agreed Monday to pay about $24,636 to help purchase 90 new high school band uniforms. The agreement requires Carey Music Boosters to repay the amount over two to five years. The uniforms cost more than $40,000 and the...

Four inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Two veterinarians, an Extension agent, and a former board member and operations manager for the Hancock County Fair are this year’s inductees in the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Dr. C. Richard Beckett and Marion Kroetz were present to...

Bluffton requests HPD funds for trail construction project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District officials will look into a request by Bluffton for grant money to assist in construction of a trail located outside any of the village parks. Park district Director Gary Pruitt told the park board the grant request has been made...

Carey OKs industrial park road

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to accept a dedicated plat for the road in Arrowhead Commerce Park. As a result, the village will maintain the road. As part of the agreement, the road is not required to have curbs and...

Park District plans upgraded website

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER By October, visitors to the Hancock Park District’s website will see a new, brighter look, according to park officials. They will also be able to register for programs and pay registration fees online. The park district board approved a payment of...

Carey school board OKs financing for buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a resolution to finance an athletic building and a bus garage, estimated to cost about $1.5 million combined, according to Superintendent Mike Wank. Last month, the board approved an agreement with RBC...