County purchases truck for landfill

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to purchase a pickup truck from LaRiche Chevrolet for the county landfill. The cost is $26,565. The resolution included an additional $7,800 for truck conversion equipment from Kalida Truck....

Campaign reports: Gazarek outspends Bateson

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek outspent and had more funds available than opponent William Bateson, according to post-election campaign finance reports filed with the county elections board. Gazarek, a Republican, was re-elected to a second...

Gazebo construction at Riverbend approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District commissioners on Tuesday approved construction of a gazebo north of Brugeman Lodge in Riverbend Recreation Area. The project will be paid for with a $40,500 donation through a Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation fund, on...

Carey board to seek ‘Safe Routes’ grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Transportation for assistance in developing a “school travel plan,” a requirement for applying for a “Safe Routes to...

New Center for Civic Engagement meant to help agencies collaborate

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Findlay-Hancock County Center for Civic Engagement will serve as the “backbone organization” as community agencies develop initiatives to improve the lives of residents. Details of the center were discussed Wednesday at the University of...

Commissioners OK consultant contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners renewed an agreement with Maximus, a Columbus-based consultant, to help the county receive reimbursement from federal and other grant sources. The company will be paid $10,000 annually to update and implement the county...

Carey fire truck bonds approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An emergency ordinance for the issuance of bonds of up to $868,900 for the purchase of a ladder fire truck was approved by Carey Council Monday. The truck was ordered in August and will be delivered around the end of 2017. The village...

New downtown look on the way

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A new look to Findlay’s downtown in 2017 may help bring new programs and more visitors to the area, a Findlay audience was told Friday. Carla Treadway, downtown coordinator for Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, gave an update on...

Red Cross assists Carey fire victims

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Carey family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross after a Thursday fire damaged their residence. Carey firefighters and Carey Emergency Medical Service responded to 139 Newhard St. about 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The only person...

Commissioners OK vehicle purchases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of a vehicle for the sheriff’s office and a forklift for the engineer’s office. A 2012 Honda Odyssey from Gene Stevens Honda for $23,000 will replace a van damaged in an...