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‘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...

Carey considers technology plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The Carey school administration will meet with Nick Rider, the district’s new technology coordinator, later this month to develop a plan for staff and students to have access to devices such as laptops, notebooks or iPads. “It...

HPD parks ready for summer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of activities and outdoor opportunities available in Findlay and Hancock County for residents and visitors who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive programs, and experience events, hikes and entertainment during the...

Colder weather delays corn, soybean planting this spring

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A gentle rain this week may help along the recently planted corn and soybeans, as the crops begin to emerge. Planting was “not as fast as other years,” said Ed Lentz, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University...

VB park features lake, trails, butterflies

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of outdoor activities in Findlay and Hancock County for residents and visitors who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive events, and experience programs, hikes and entertainment during the summer months. This story...

City parks in for busy season

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of outdoor activities in Findlay and Hancock County for residents who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive events, and experience programs, hikes and entertainment during the summer months. Findlay’s...

Justice center study receives approval

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution accepting a study which indicates a nearly $8.5 million justice center would benefit the county and the city of Tiffin. Commissioner Fred Zoeller said approval of the...

NB teacher inspired students, staff, family

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — To be in Kim Conkle’s kindergarten classroom at Powell Elementary School meant fun, creativity and life experiences. It was a joy to share her passion for educating students, said her husband, Matt; her parents, Cloyce and...

Carey planning repaving work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to contract for the annual village street repaving work. Administrator Roy Johnson said the following streets will repaved: West Street, from Maple Avenue to Fairlane Drive; West Street,...