Carey Council hires tax collection agency

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to contract with Central Collection Agency, a Cleveland city department, for municipal income tax collections beginning mid-year 2016. The three-year commitment will cost the village about $41,000...

Seneca commissioners assume planning duties

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners will receive $1,500 for handling planning commission duties while a new executive director is being sought. Roxyanne Burrus and an administrative assistant both resigned their positions. Burrus’ last...

Carey athletic building plans progress

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board gave Superintendent Mike Wank verbal approval Monday to move ahead with specifications for an athletic building and a bus garage. Last month, Wank received school board approval to continue discussions with architects...

Tax collection plan advances in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading Tuesday to an ordinance to contract with Central Collection Agency, a Cleveland city department, for Carey’s municipal income tax collections beginning mid-year 2016. The three-year commitment...

HPD accepts wetlands easement

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board voted Tuesday to accept a conservation easement for wetlands at the Hancock County landfill, part of a state Environmental Protection Agency requirement when construction impacts existing wetlands. Steve Wilson, former...

Carey approves pay ordinance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Executive Secretary Dixie Risser’s pay was again discussed Monday as Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance to set her pay at $16.51 per hour, effective immediately. Councilman Mike Blair voted against the legislation. As part...

Blaze blackens county farm buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER VANLUE — A fire early Friday extensively damaged a farmhouse, destroyed a nearby building containing vehicles, and damaged a barn at 17569 Amanda Township 173, south of the Findlay reservoirs. Steven and Maggie Ruggles were able to escape the...

HPD receives money for trail

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District is receiving $332,402 from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation for development of the Blanchard River Greenway Trail. The estate of Eveline Stitt, who died March 1, earmarked the money to the park district, with...

Carey may build athletic building, school bus garage

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Superintendent Mike Wank received school board approval Monday to continue discussions with architects and construction officials about building an athletic building and bus garage at the new school property on South Vance Street. With...

Good corn, bean harvest reported

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER It was not a record-setting year like 2014, but this year’s harvested corn and soybeans were good. Yields depend on field drainage, the amount of rain and soil type, said Ed Lentz, Ohio State University agriculture and nature resources educator....