Blue Devil Parkway funds OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board approved paying half the cost for improvements to Blue Devil Parkway, the road through Memorial Park which provides additional access to Carey school. The board’s resolution states the school will pay about...

Grant request decision delayed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners will seek additional information from Blanchard River Watershed Partnership personnel on a grant request to replace a septic system at a West Main Cross Street/Ohio 12 residence. The commissioners did not take action on...

Carey project priorities narrowed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — From automatic meter readers for water and electric to Waterworks Park Pavilion restrooms, the next three years will be busy in Carey with plans for a variety of projects. However, the village planning committee will not stop there. The...

Bateson challenging Gazarek for commissioner’s seat

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Republican Mark Gazarek of Findlay, who is completing his first four-year term as a Hancock County commissioner, faces a Nov. 8 challenge from William Bateson of rural Arlington, a registered Republican who is running as an independent candidate....

Fire truck grant sought by Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An Assistance for Firefighters grant, which is offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be sought by Carey to assist with the purchase of a new aerial pumper truck. The truck was ordered in August and will be delivered...

Soil borings planned along channel route

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Stantec, the engineering/consulting company hired by the Hancock County commissioners to review the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control study, will be doing 11 soil borings along the route of a proposed diversion channel, starting Monday. The...

Cost of juvenile court upgrades increasing

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Everyone agrees Hancock County Probate/Juvenile Court needs an upgrade for employee safety and security. But the increasing cost of those improvements could be what holds up the project. The project’s estimate rose Thursday when the Hancock County...

Carey panel to prioritize village projects

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Carey planning committee met Monday to review 28 village projects Monday with plans to establish a time frame for the next five years and assist the administration with annual and long-term budgeting. The committee includes...

Firm plans to offer curbside recycling

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Larry Lundy, owner of G.I.B.S. Sanitation Service in Fostoria, told the Hancock County commissioners Thursday that the company plans to offer a curbside recycling service in Hancock County next year. The company has received a grant from the Ottawa...

Proposed juvenile court work reviewed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Tim Bechtol, an architect with Peterman Associates, and Judge Kristen Johnson, of the county probate and juvenile court, took the Hancock County commissioners on a tour of the court offices Tuesday to view proposed improvement areas. Bechtol is...