Greenhouse proposal discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A greenhouse constructed at the Carey school site on South Vance Street will cost much less than a state proposal, Superintendent Mike Wank told the school board Monday. He said the district could build a larger greenhouse than the...

Commissioners offer update; City Mission project to begin

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s motel “bed” tax revenues are up, public hearings on flood-reduction efforts will be held in April, and the county engineer will have an open house in May to showcase his recently-completed maintenance garage. Those...

Carey considers purchasing former Bosserman property

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday allowing the village administration to make an offer to purchase the former Bosserman Aviation Equipment property at 2327 Ohio 568, west of the village limits. A second emergency...

Progress: Carey constructing new school building

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey is building a new school and buying electricity from a new solar farm built on village property. Major drainage and electrical projects are also underway in the village. Construction continues on the Carey school after a...

Progress: Park district works to increase river recreation

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District staff was notified in January that a state grant has been awarded for constructing concrete boat launches at Liberty Landing and Blanchard Landing. Park district Director Gary Pruitt said the $76,808 grant from the state Department...

Progress: New farm bill a challenge for producers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers in the region are making lists and checking them twice as they try to understand the risk-management programs offered through the new federal farm bill. Landowners and farmers have until March 31 to choose between continuing programs in the farm...

Progress: 400 jobs created in Seneca County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — David Zak, executive director of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., wants to continue the momentum of recent months with business and industrial expansion. Money is needed for the organization to undertake “an...

Seneca County picks justice center site

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A new justice center will be built on the downtown Tiffin property where the Seneca County Courthouse used to stand, the county commissioners unanimously decided Tuesday. The building will house two county common pleas courts and the...

‘Burn house’ plans proceed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The village is ready to submit an order for the Carey Fire Department’s training building, or “burn house,” Fire Chief Chad Snyder said during Tuesday’s Village Council meeting. The building, which will cost $98,344...

Mayor makes pitch for court building site

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz surprised the Seneca County commissioners with a plan for a joint justice center Thursday, in an attempt to persuade them to accept the East Tower site as the location for the proposed court building. Montz...