Findlay man’s actions spoke louder than his words

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Paul Jackson was a quiet man, whether as a student at Bluffton University, a computer programming supervisor at Marathon Petroleum, on the basketball court as a referee, or at home with his wife and their four children. His actions spoke louder than...

Maison steps down as Carey mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Carey Mayor Bob Maison resigned his post Monday after it was determined that the village operates under the “general statutory plan” of municipal government. Maison, previously the village solicitor, took over on June 23 after Mayor Steve...

Attorney to give Carey another legal opinion on mayoral post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Columbus attorney has offered to research the form of government under which Carey operates and provide an opinion on the issue. Council business has been at a standstill in recent weeks following the death of Mayor Steve Smalley on June...

Carey mayoral succession questioned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to seek a third opinion on who should succeed former Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17. Some council members are questioning Bob Maison’s appointment as mayor. Maison, the village’s...

Planting ends, wheat harvest nears

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Corn planting is complete and soybean planting is nearly done in the region, reports Ed Lentz, Ohio State University Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources. While it is too early to predict yields, both crops have gotten a good start,...

Maison named Carey’s mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Law Director Bob Maison, 72, has become mayor of the village. He took the oath of office Thursday from Judge Thomas Osborn with Upper Sandusky Municipal Court. Maison replaces Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17 and whose funeral...

Meeting on CAUV program draws crowd

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Ohio’s Current Agricultural Use Value program, and proposed changes being discussed in the state Legislature and promoted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, were reviewed at a public meeting held Thursday night in Hancock County. If approved, the...

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...