Carey ball diamond, pay raises discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Should Carey village officials provide a long-term lease to the school district for the high school baseball diamond? Should council members receive a pay increase from $2,000 to $3,000 when their next term begins? Both questions were...

Campground rental rates changed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The daily rental cost for a primitive campground site at Riverbend Recreation Area has been increased, but it actually will be cheaper for groups. The Hancock Park District board unanimously approved the rate change Tuesday. The daily rate will be $15...

Paranormal group plans to check out school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Sylvia Nye Daniels, a member of Carey Area Paranormal Energy Research Society, wants to explore the Carey school before it is demolished. The group of seven individuals hopes to verify stories of “activity” in the building....

Carey sidewalk legislation gets reading

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a first reading Monday to an ordinance to allow Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for sidewalk installation on the east side of Glenn Avenue leading to the new school. He will seek bids for the construction,...

Seneca commissioners OK justice center design

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday which outlines a building design, building requirements and a more than $14.1 million estimate for the proposed 37,000-square-foot joint justice center, which will replace the...

Fire truck purchase considered in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Village Council authorized Administrator Roy Johnson to investigate funding options for a new ladder truck for the fire department. The truck has an estimated cost of $945,000. The truck will replace a 1996 International model, which...

Stacy, Thomas win commissioner races in Seneca County

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans nominated an incumbent for one county commissioner seat on Tuesday, and a former banker for another. According to the Seneca County Board of Elections, Commissioner Holly Stacy of Green Springs, who is finishing...

HPD replacement levy gets approval

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District’s 0.8-mill, eight-year replacement levy was overwhelmingly approved by Findlay and Hancock County voters Tuesday by a 2-1 margin. With all 60 precincts reporting, there were 14,864 votes, or 66 percent, for the levy, and...

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...