Group files complaint over Issue 4 robocalls

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A complaint has been submitted to the Ohio Elections Commission about an Akron company that distributed robocalls just days before the Nov. 7 election, urging a “no” vote on a quarter-percent sales tax in Hancock County. County voters...

Hancock County Commissioners approve $107,495 payment to Stantec

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a $107,495 payment for Stantec, the engineering firm handling flood-reduction plans. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, which oversees the plans, requested the payment. Commissioner Brian...

Work continuing on Osborn bridge

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The deck was poured Monday for the new Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park, but it will not open to traffic until after Thanksgiving, county Engineer Chris Long told the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday. A...

HPD awards community park grants

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Arlington, Mount Blanchard and McComb will receive the largest of the Hancock Park District Community Park Improvement Program grants, which were approved by the park district board at Tuesday’s meeting in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature...

Carey in need of bus drivers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A shortage of bus drivers in the Carey School District may force administrators to stagger starting times for the elementary and junior/senior high school students, and run separate bus routes with fewer buses. “We are in desperate...

Bids opened for Dalzell Ditch project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Great Lakes Demolition, Vickery, was the apparent low bidder for the long-discussed Dalzell Ditch maintenance project when bids were opened Thursday. The company bid $455,612. The only other bid, from Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, was about...

Blanchard, Cass Township trustee seat races decided

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Residents of Hancock County’s Blanchard and Cass townships decided races for township trustee seats on Tuesday. In each township, three candidates ran for two open seats. In Blanchard Township, incumbent Bruce D. Arnold received 181 votes and Evan...

Two Wyandot County levies approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Two countywide tax issues, one for Angeline School and Industries and the other for a three-county mental health and recovery services agency, were approved by Wyandot County voters Tuesday. An additional 1.5-mill, five-year...

Hancock commissioners OK courthouse painting

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Bids will be sought for interior painting of the Hancock County Courthouse and the purchase of a horizontal baler for the Litter Landing recycling center, following approval of two resolutions by the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday. The courthouse...

Hancock voters reject new sales tax

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters soundly defeated a 0.25 percent, 20-year sales tax issue Tuesday with 11,501 votes, or 74.7 percent, against the issue and 3,895, or 25.3 percent, in favor. The tax would have generated an estimated $3.1 to $3.5 million annually...