Wheat harvest yields increase

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers in the region aren’t planting as much wheat as in years past, but those who did enjoyed “a good harvest” this month with strong yields and no plant disease, reports Ed Lentz, agriculture/natural resources educator for Ohio...

Cole named as new Carey Council member

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Melissa Cole, the athletic trainer at Carey schools, was selected as the newest Carey Council member on Monday and took the oath of office from Mayor Steve Smalley. She replaces John Green, who resigned effective May 31 because of a...

New rules jeopardize wind farm plans

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — A proposed wind turbine farm near Leipsic is being reconsidered after the state Legislature passed bills that make it more difficult for companies to build in the state, according to wind industry leaders. Previous state rules required...

Carey board OKs teachers contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The Carey school board on Monday approved a three-year contract with the Carey Education Association, representing district teachers, at the end of a more than 3½-hour meeting. Teachers will receive a pay increase of 2 percent in 2014-15...

Ceremony kicks off Carey school project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — It was a blue and white day for Carey schools on Friday. The school colors were worn by many in the crowd, and also adorned balloons launched into a blue and white sky as a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Carey’s new school. It...

Sale of development center proposed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Lewis Hurst, superintendent of the Seneca County Opportunity Center, has asked the county commissioners to consider selling the building that houses the Early Childhood Development Center in Fostoria. The center’s services in...

Financing sought for projects

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to submit a letter of intent to American Municipal Power, Columbus, to borrow $7 million to pay for electrical system upgrades. The projects include construction of a new 15-megavolt...

‘Classics’ rolled out for big show

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER If you have a car, truck or motorcycle you are proud of and want to show it off, today is the day. “Classic Memories IX,” the annual car show hosted by the Flag City Classics club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Owens Community...

‘People want the beach back’

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER As a kid, Dick Taylor remembers a long stretch of sandy beach at East Harbor State Park on the Marblehead Peninsula. In fact, the 2½-mile beach was named “Sandy Beach” before the state bought the property in the 1940s and developed the state...

City installs connector trail

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Findlay has installed the first connector trail along a roadway, Hancock Park District Director Gary Pruitt told the board during its regular meeting Tuesday. The trail, funded with a Safe Route to School grant, begins near Sixth and Main streets and...