Grass remains off-limits at Dorney Plaza

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioners Tim Bechtol and Mark Gazarek on Tuesday emphasized that groups wanting to use Dorney Plaza for events this summer must stay off the grass, which was installed last year as part of improvements to the plaza located adjacent...

Job and Family Services asking Hancock County for more money

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Representatives of the Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services asked the county commissioners Thursday for the rest of the agency’s annual appropriation for child protective services, about $450,000, because of increased expenses. The...

Glass recycling may be offered again at Litter Landing

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Discussions have started with a company that could take glass at Litter Landing, the recycling center overseen by the Hancock County commissioners. During a brief update to the commissioners Thursday, Courtney Comstock, director of the Hancock County...

River cleanup project planned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District will prepare bid specifications for a project to remove logjams, and trim and remove trees from the Blanchard River in the six-county area of the river’s watershed, according to the Hancock County...

Hanon Systems plans expansion

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Hanon Systems, an automotive parts supplier, has chosen Carey for an expansion, Carey Mayor Jenn Rathburn told Village Council on Wednesday. News of the planned expansion comes from Greg Moon, director of the Wyandot County Office of...

Carey board takes step toward ballot issue

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board took the second step Monday in seeking renewal of a 1 percent, five-year income tax. The board approved a resolution to submit the issue to the Wyandot County elections board for inclusion on the Nov. 6 general election...

Juvenile court building upgrades discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER An electrical engineer will evaluate the condition of the electrical and mechanical systems in the Hancock County probate/juvenile court building as officials continue discussion of what upgrades should be made to the 150-year-old building. The...

Park district OKs contract for new Riverbend shelter

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Replacement of Shelter 2 at Riverbend Recreation Area will begin later this month. The Hancock Park District has signed a contract with Helms Construction, Findlay, for the project. Helms had a base bid of $369,700. With possible additional electrical...

Hancock County voters reject JFS levy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters defeated a 1.2-mill property tax Tuesday that would have generated about $2.3 million a year for 10 years to fund child protective services, adult protective services, and child care programs overseen by the Hancock County...

Bechtol wins Hancock County commissioner contest

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol captured a full four-year term in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, beating challenger Paul Craun. Bechtol, 49, of 411 Coventry Drive, Findlay, received 4,918 votes, or 59.76 percent, to Craun’s...