Carey’s mayor was a fixture in his village

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The U.S. flag is being flown at half staff in front of Carey’s municipal building in honor of Mayor Steve Smalley, who died Friday at Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus. Smalley, 56, had been battling cancer. A Carey High School...

HPD board approves renewal of health insurance benefits

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District commissioners approved renewal of health insurance benefits, including vision and dental coverage, for 10 full-time employees and their families during the board regular meeting Tuesday. The Medical Mutual of Ohio coverage will...

Move into new Carey school nears

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey High School Principal Peter Cole on Monday gave the school board an update on some of the items which will be incorporated from the old school building into the new one. Cole, chairman of the Legacy Committee which is developing...

Renovation celebration: Wyandot County to celebrate courthouse improvements

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — A celebration of the Wyandot County Courthouse renovations will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be guided tours of the building, video presentations at the nearby Star Theater, performances by the Millstream...

Carey Council OKs pay raises for police officers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday that provides pay raises for village police ranging from 3 percent to 13.5 percent. The issue was discussed at the May 17 council meeting, following completion of evaluations. Two...

State park offers trails, campground

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of three stories about the summer offerings of Van Buren State Park, the Hancock Park District, and the Findlay Recreation Department. By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — A disc golf course, an upgraded campground, and miles of...

Park District ready for summer

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of three stories about the summer offerings of the Hancock Park District, the Findlay Recreation Department, and Van Buren State Park. By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District will offer a new summer concert series during July...

Recreation Dept. hosts summer events, activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of three stories about the summer offerings of the Findlay Recreation Department, the Hancock Park District, and Van Buren State Park. The second story will appear Tuesday. By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Baseball and softball tournaments, mixed...

Carey sanitary sewer project funded

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey has been approved for a $164,100 small government grant to help fund improvements to two sanitary sewer lift stations and installation of a discharge sewer line for Arrowhead Commerce Park, off East Findlay Street. The work is...

Contract awarded to build Carey bus garage

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Clouse Construction of New Riegel was approved Monday by Carey school board to construct a bus garage and athletic field house at the new school. The two buildings will cost a maximum of $1.45 million, according to the board’s...