Board OKs upgrades to building project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board approved a resolution Monday to spend about $950,000 on upgraded items not included in the contract for construction of the new pre-kindergarten through senior high school building. Longer-lasting diode lights,...

Agency on aging levy on Nov. 4 ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County voters are being asked to renew a 0.4-mill, five-year levy for the county Council on Aging. There are several other issues on the Nov. 4 ballot, including renewal levies for Mohawk Community Library and the...

Carey approves increase in village electric rates

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to increase village electric rates, and gave a second reading to an ordinance which would limit the number of fowl raised on residential properties within village limits. The electric rate...

State releases safety study for Ohio 53

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A safety study of Ohio 53 in Seneca County is calling for traffic signal upgrades, additional signs, reduction of access points, road resurfacing, and flattening portions of the road. A nearly 54-mile safety study of the state route from...

Seneca commissioner’s race to be decided in election

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters will decide a race for county commissioner and multiple levies on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, according to the Seneca County Board of Elections. Republican Michael Kerschner is competing with independent David...

Senator promotes jobs bill during Carey tour

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown promoted a manufacturing jobs bill he is co-sponsoring, after touring a growing Carey factory on Friday. The bill, called the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, was approved last week by the U.S....

Carey waterline project advances; Council considers fowl restrictions

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Monday approved the purchase of $70,000 to $75,000 worth of materials to install a 10-inch-diameter waterline from Ogg Street, near the water tower, along East Findlay Street to Arrowhead Commerce Park, the industrial park...

Capital projects approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER From new furniture to parking lot paving, the Hancock Park District board approved more than $230,000 in capital improvement projects for next year during its regular meeting Tuesday at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. According to park...

Carey offering new art program

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Kelsey Chun, Carey elementary art teacher, outlined a new student art enrichment program during the school board’s meeting Monday. The after-school program, for seventh and eighth graders, will be held for an hour a month through...

Officials to stake out size of proposed justice center

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Commissioner Fred Zoeller requested stakes be placed on the former county courthouse lawn to indicate the size of the proposed joint justice center being considered for the site. The plan includes a multi-story building for two common...