Board uniform funds approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board agreed Monday to pay about $24,636 to help purchase 90 new high school band uniforms. The agreement requires Carey Music Boosters to repay the amount over two to five years. The uniforms cost more than $40,000 and the...

Four inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Two veterinarians, an Extension agent, and a former board member and operations manager for the Hancock County Fair are this year’s inductees in the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Dr. C. Richard Beckett and Marion Kroetz were present to...

Bluffton requests HPD funds for trail construction project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District officials will look into a request by Bluffton for grant money to assist in construction of a trail located outside any of the village parks. Park district Director Gary Pruitt told the park board the grant request has been made...

Carey OKs industrial park road

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to accept a dedicated plat for the road in Arrowhead Commerce Park. As a result, the village will maintain the road. As part of the agreement, the road is not required to have curbs and...

Park District plans upgraded website

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER By October, visitors to the Hancock Park District’s website will see a new, brighter look, according to park officials. They will also be able to register for programs and pay registration fees online. The park district board approved a payment of...

Carey school board OKs financing for buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a resolution to finance an athletic building and a bus garage, estimated to cost about $1.5 million combined, according to Superintendent Mike Wank. Last month, the board approved an agreement with RBC...

Two Seneca commissioner races contested

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans will decide two races for county commissioner seats on March 15. According to the Seneca County Board of Elections, Commissioner Holly Stacy of Green Springs, who is finishing her first term, will face Richard...

Officials discuss sidewalk issue

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Schools Superintendent Mike Wank told Village Council Monday that the school district will install sidewalks to the edge of its new building property. But a 400- to 500-foot section on the east side of Glenn Avenue, leading to the...

Hancock Park District seeking replacement levy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District is asking Findlay and Hancock County voters to replace an 0.8-mill, eight-year levy on March 15. Voters last approved the tax in 2008, effective in 2009. It is the only countywide issue on the March ballot. If approved, the levy...

Carey finances improve in 2015

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Steve Smalley on Monday outlined several 2016 projects, cited the improved financial condition of the village, and praised village departments and retired employees. His comments were made during a “state of the...