More funds for jail project OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to spend an additional $52,758 on repairs of windows at the county jail. Last month, the commissioners met with Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman and Lt. Ryan Kidwell, jail administrator,...

Carey school board adopts calendar

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The 2017-18 school calendar has the first day for Carey students on Aug. 17 and the last day for students on May 24. Carey school board approved the calendar during its regular meeting Monday. Christmas vacation will be Dec. 22 through...

One bid opened for court project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Perrysburg company submitted the only bid Thursday for the Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court renovation project. The bid of $1.144 million from Spieker Co. was $317,000 over the architect’s estimate of $827,000. An alternate bid for an...

Carey accepts high bid for substation work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Despite the threat of losing over $1 million in federal money, Carey Council reaffirmed a previous decision Monday and awarded a contract for an electric substation project to Vaughn Industries of Carey. The Carey firm submitted a bid of...

Scaled-down Dorney Plaza project wins county funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to contribute $75,000 to a scaled-down renovation of Dorney Plaza. Commissioner President Mark Gazarek voted against the additional appropriation, while Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol...

Four Democrats seeking seats on Findlay Council

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Republican-dominated Findlay will see something unusual in May: a primary election with multiple Democrats running for city offices. Both Republicans and Democrats will decide party races for Findlay City Council seats in the May 2 primary. Four...

Funds to house Hancock County inmates appropriated

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday allocated an additional $200,000 to the sheriff’s office to house prisoners in neighboring counties while a window replacement project continues in the county jail. Sheriff Michael Heldman and Lt. Ryan...

Replacing windows at Hancock jail requires additional funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Additional funds are needed for a window replacement project at the Hancock County jail, because rusting window frames have allowed water to get in and cause damage, the Hancock County commissioners were told Thursday. Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt....

Habitat grant agreement OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement that allows grant money to be used for Habitat for Humanity houses. Habitat plans to construct two single-family residences this year and the commissioners’ approval allows a...

Getz won’t seek election as mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Armand Getz overshadowed his own “state of the village” address during the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Monday night by announcing he would not seek election this year. Saying he was going “off...