Carey school officials await word on grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school officials continue to await word on a “Safe Routes to School” grant application submitted last month to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The district is seeking about $306,000. If approved, the funds would be...

Hancock sheriff’s workers to get pay hikes

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to a tentative contract with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association which would provide 2 percent raises each of the next three years to deputies, communications officers and sergeants. The...

Carey planning Facebook page

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey will have a larger presence on social media soon. Mayor Jennifer Rathburn offered Monday to oversee a Facebook page to keep residents informed of village happenings and “reach people where they’re at,” she said...

Commissioners urge support for county sales tax renewal

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners urged the public Friday to support renewal of the county’s 10-year, half-percent sales tax when it comes up for renewal in the future. The commissioners gave a “state of the county” address during the...

Commissioners OK agreement for Dorney work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday authorizing a cooperative agreement with Findlay for renovations to Dorney Plaza. Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol approved the resolution, while Commissioner Mark Gazarek...

Carey Council meeting begins with Pledge of Allegiance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — With a new mayor at the helm, Carey Council began its meeting Monday with a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance. At the last council meeting, a dispute over former Mayor Armand Getz’s decision to end the tradition of...

Jail window project finished

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Sheriff Michael Heldman and Lt. Ryan Kidwell, jail administrator, updated the Hancock County commissioners Thursday on the recently-completed window replacement project at the county jail. The project to replace glass and repair window frames began last...

County awards road resurfacing contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER With a bid of $1,277,097, M and B Asphalt, Old Fort, was awarded the annual county/township road resurfacing contract during the Hancock County commissioners’ regular meeting Thursday. Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol approved the...

Carey buys two portable generators

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A recent power outage, which knocked out Police Department equipment, should not be repeated after council this week approved buying two generators to be installed at Waterworks Park and the Public Services Building. The village already...

Citing threats, Carey’s Getz, Beckley step down

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Both Carey Mayor Armand Getz and Law Director Emily Beckley, who said they have received threats after the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer were not recited at the last council meeting, announced Monday they are resigning,...