Officials hail downtown Findlay improvements

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay investment, improvements and activities continue, thanks to business owners and the city working together, two officials said Friday. Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Alissa Preston, director of the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau,...

Public hearing scheduled for Blanchard River project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A public hearing on the impact of the Blanchard River widening project on the water quality of the river is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. June 26 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. During the hearing, which is required...

Bechtol top spender in Hancock commissioner’s race

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Incumbent Republican Tim Bechtol is outspending challenger Paul Craun in the Republican primary contest for Hancock County commissioner, pre-election campaign finance reports show. The deadline to file the reports with the Hancock County Board of...

Bids opened for Hancock County landfill expansion work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, was the apparent low bidder for a lateral expansion at the Hancock County Sanitary Landfill. The company bid more than $2.77 million. The project estimate was about $2.89 million by Mannik and Smith, Toledo, the...

Campaign for Job and Family Services levy raises over $18,000

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The committee campaigning for passage of a 1.2-mill, 10-year property tax for the Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services raised more than $18,400 and has spent nearly $11,900 so far, the organization’s pre-election campaign finance...

Carey electrical system upgrades to total over $4 million

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council was updated recently about the estimated $4.15 million in upgrades to the village electric system scheduled through 2020, as companies expand and new ones locate in the village. Jeff Gump with GPD, an Akron electric utility...

Probate/juvenile court building may need more work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Findlay firm that is updating renovation plans for the Hancock County juvenile/probate court building on Dorney Plaza recommended to the county commissioners Tuesday that the building’s electrical system be replaced. Todd Jenkins, an architect...

More road resurfacing projects OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved spending over $1 million in local funds to pay for county and township road resurfacing work this year. Last week, the commissioners approved more than $1.5 million in county/township road repaving...

Hancock County plans $1M-plus in jail upgrades

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to provide funding for various jail maintenance projects, including an estimated $1 million for replacement of sliding doors on jail cells. The resolution calls for the issuance and sale of...

Electric system work discussed at Carey Council

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council was updated Monday about the needs of the village electric system now and in the future, as companies expand and new ones locate in the village. At the top of the expansion list is the medical clinic to be constructed by...