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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...

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...