County designates use of revenue from tax issues

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners this week approved two resolutions designating that money generated by two sales tax issues before voters in November would be used for flood reduction and capital improvements, respectively. Voters will decide whether...

Flood control sales tax stays on ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A motion by Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson to withdraw a flood-control sales tax from the Nov. 7 ballot died for lack of a second during the commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday. The 0.25 percent, 10-year sales tax renewal would...

Carey seeks lift station grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An application to the state Public Works Commission for up to a $420,000 combined grant or loan, for replacement of the South Vance Street sanitary sewer lift station, is expected to be submitted to the Wyandot County commissioners by...

Shinkle Street house purchased by commissioners

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of a flood-damaged property at 107 Shinkle St., owned by Karrick Cole, which was damaged in the 2007 flood and has received additional damage since then. The property was not...

County seeks Dalzell Ditch cleaning bids

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution to seek bids for the long-debated maintenance of Dalzell Ditch. The project, estimated to cost more than $600,000, initially will be funded by the county, which will be reimbursed mainly...

Dalzell Ditch cleaning project moving forward

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A possible roadblock to cleaning Dalzell Ditch has been cleared, and the long-sought project will move ahead with bids being sought and a contract awarded. Cindy Land, assistant Hancock County prosecutor, said Tuesday that Thomas McCormick of Findlay...

Carey seeking state funds for sewer project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to apply to the state Public Works Commission, or Small Government Commission, for up to $420,000 in combined grants or loans for replacement of the South Vance Street sanitary sewer...

County seeking repaving funds

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A resolution to submit applications for state funding for several paving projects next year was approved Thursday by the Hancock County commissioners. Funds will be sought from Ohio Public Works Commission to pave Hancock County 12 from the Rawson north...

Park district board OKs base pay increases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District commissioners took the first step Tuesday to provide annual employee wage increases when they approved a recommendation from Director Gary Pruitt. Pruitt suggested a 3 percent base pay increase for four full-time exempt positions...

School-business collaborative effort discussed in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Greg Moon, executive director of the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, on Monday told the Carey school board about a computer software program that would benefit both the schools and employers in Wyandot and Crawford counties....