Parks along river to see improvements

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board on Tuesday approved appropriations for improvements to three small park areas along the Blanchard River on East Main Cross Street. The work at Eastpoint Area, the Hancock Park District Administrative Offices and the...

New Carey HS classrooms to cost $800,000

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Superintendent Mike Wank said the addition of four classrooms to the new building would cost an estimated $800,000, according to information from Gilbane Builders, the general contractor. The cost includes furniture, he said. A firm...

Allen County voters OK additional funds for park

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER LIMA — Allen County voters approved a 0.75-mill, eight-year additional levy for the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District on Tuesday. The park district operates 13 parks throughout the county. It was the only countywide issue on the ballot....

Annexation of substation property before council

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a first reading Monday to an ordinance, requested by Continental Structural Plastics, for annexation of about a half-acre where a new electric substation will be constructed this year. The company is undertaking an $18...

Putnam County engineer agrees to resign

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Putnam County Engineer Terrence “Terry” Recker has agreed to resign the job he has held since 1981, as part of a settlement with the Ohio Ethics Commission. The commission determined that Recker violated Ohio ethics law by granting pay...

Carey approves bond issuance to buy property

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to issue $740,000 in bonds to finance the purchase of a former business property. The village purchased the Bosserman Aviation Equipment property on Ohio 568, just west of the village,...

Allen County park levy on May ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER LIMA — Allen County voters will be asked May 5 to approve a 0.75-mill, eight-year additional levy for the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District, which operates 13 parks throughout the county. It is the only countywide issue on the ballot....

Internet provider complains about service interference

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A wireless Internet service provider, which has provided service in Carey for 13 years, objected to interference caused by the close proximity to its antennas of a second company during Carey Council’s regular meeting Monday. Tom...

All Fostoria candidates unopposed in May

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — A primary will be held May 5 in Fostoria, but no city candidate will face competition until the November election. The city’s charter requires names to be listed on the primary ballot and a vote be held, said Seneca County Board...

Carey approves bid for substation work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Monday approved a more than $1.26 million bid from Vaughn Industries, Carey, for the Ogg Street electric substation voltage conversion project. GPD Group, Akron, an electrical architect/consultant overseeing the project,...