Carey accepts high bid for substation work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Despite the threat of losing over $1 million in federal money, Carey Council reaffirmed a previous decision Monday and awarded a contract for an electric substation project to Vaughn Industries of Carey. The Carey firm submitted a bid of...

Scaled-down Dorney Plaza project wins county funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to contribute $75,000 to a scaled-down renovation of Dorney Plaza. Commissioner President Mark Gazarek voted against the additional appropriation, while Commissioners Brian Robertson and Tim Bechtol...

Four Democrats seeking seats on Findlay Council

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Republican-dominated Findlay will see something unusual in May: a primary election with multiple Democrats running for city offices. Both Republicans and Democrats will decide party races for Findlay City Council seats in the May 2 primary. Four...

Funds to house Hancock County inmates appropriated

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday allocated an additional $200,000 to the sheriff’s office to house prisoners in neighboring counties while a window replacement project continues in the county jail. Sheriff Michael Heldman and Lt. Ryan...

Replacing windows at Hancock jail requires additional funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Additional funds are needed for a window replacement project at the Hancock County jail, because rusting window frames have allowed water to get in and cause damage, the Hancock County commissioners were told Thursday. Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt....

Habitat grant agreement OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement that allows grant money to be used for Habitat for Humanity houses. Habitat plans to construct two single-family residences this year and the commissioners’ approval allows a...

Getz won’t seek election as mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Armand Getz overshadowed his own “state of the village” address during the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Monday night by announcing he would not seek election this year. Saying he was going “off...

HATS requesting $190,000 in grants

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to assist Hancock Agency Transportation Service, known as HATS, with acquisition of more than $190,000 in grant funds through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for...

Carey tables substation contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council tabled a decision Tuesday on the contract for the electric substation construction near Continental Structural Plastics after a lengthy discussion between the village administration and representatives of two companies...

Dorney Plaza plans criticized

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The organizer of the “Spirit of 1776” in downtown Findlay asked the Hancock County commissioners Thursday for permission to use Dorney Plaza for this year’s event, but also took the opportunity to criticize the proposed renovation of...