HPD board OKs policy for reducing energy use

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District Board of Commissioners approved an environmental policy Tuesday which outlines efforts to reduce energy use through recycling, installation of energy-efficient materials such as programmable thermostats and longer-lasting light...

Home improvement grant money released

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners on Tuesday released federal grant money to Wood Sandusky Ottawa Seneca Community Action Commission for housing improvements for needy residents in areas of Fostoria and Tiffin. The county was notified in...

School officials consider building new greenhouse

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Superintendent Mike Wank will research the cost and potential use of a greenhouse, if the district decides to build one at the new school under construction on South Vance Street. The existing greenhouse, located behind the East...

Village discusses sidewalk issues

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Several areas of Carey are exempt from sidewalk installation, according to Law Director Bob Maison, who was asked at the Jan. 19 council meeting to check village regulations. Subdivision regulations cover sidewalks, so residents of Snyder...

Study: East Tower property ideal Seneca County justice center location

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A study of the East Tower property in downtown Tiffin indicates it would be the best location for a proposed joint justice center for city and county courts. A cost estimate of $11.5 million was mentioned for 54,000 square feet of...

Electrical system upgrades highlight village’s 2014

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Construction of a new school, and an upgrade of the village Electric Department to increase capacity, highlighted the annual “state of the village” address presented Monday by Mayor Steve Smalley. The presentation was made...

McLane recruitment detailed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Economic development officials detailed a success story Wednesday, outlining to Kiwanis Club members how McLane Co., a grocery distributor, decided to construct a $38 million, 337,831-square-foot grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north...

Sidewalk law to be reviewed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Administrator Roy Johnson and Law Director Bob Maison will review the village’s sidewalk ordinance to determine if property owners in portions of the village are exempt from sidewalk installation, following an inquiry by a...

Solar power farm begins producing electricity in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Solar Planet Power of Columbus has begun operating a 2-megawatt solar power electric farm on village property adjacent to Waterworks Park on Carey’s west side. Vaughn Industries handled installation of the solar panels, and...

District to update building plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Garmann/Miller and Associates architects, Minster, was hired by the Fostoria school board to update the district’s buildings master plan. Superintendent Andrew Sprang and Treasurer Norman Elchert, who recommended the firm, were...