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Carey appoints first school resource officer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Policeman Brian Lomeli will become the first “school resource officer” in the village schools on March 20, Mayor Armand Getz announced during Carey Council’s regular meeting Monday. Lomeli has been working as a...

County opens bids for ditch project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Neff Construction, Bluffton, is the apparent low bidder for drainage maintenance on the Nimrod-Bright ditch, east of Findlay. The company’s bid of $33,632 was the lowest of two bids received by the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District. The...

Dorney Plaza work may begin this month

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Demolition work in Dorney Plaza, to prepare for the renovation of the plaza and nearby drainage improvements around the county courthouse, could begin late this month, Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson said Tuesday. The date depends on...

Progress 2017: Hancock Park District considers trail extension

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District is considering extending a multi-purpose paved trail from Riverside Park toward the park district headquarters at 1424 E. Main Cross St., where it would connect to a sidewalk and create a loop. The trail begins west of Findlay...

Progress: Major Carey employer has new owner

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A buyout of Continental Structural Plastics, including the company’s Carey plant, was finalized last month after being announced in late 2016. Teijin Ltd., based in Japan, acquired the automotive parts company for $825 million....

Progress 2017: County plans court upgrades, road work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The building that houses Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court, 308 Dorney Plaza, is likely to have extensive improvements this year, at an estimated cost of about $900,000. The work will upgrade safety and security for employees and visitors. One...

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...