Carey approves parking ticket regulations

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to establish parking infractions for the village, and a parking violations bureau. Village police officers have not been writing parking tickets in recent years because of a challenge to...

County OKs installation of gas line

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to contract with Arlington Natural Gas Co. for the installation of a gas line for the Mount Blanchard generator project. The generator will be part of the village’s water system. The gas...

HPD board OKs pay schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved changes to its employee pay schedule Tuesday, prompted in part by an upcoming change in federal labor regulations. The changes include an increase in base pay for three positions and changes in which employees...

HPD board OKs pay schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved changes to its employee pay schedule Tuesday, prompted in part by an upcoming change in federal labor regulations. The changes include an increase in base pay for three positions and changes in which employees...

More tech help needed at new Carey school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The Carey Education Association, the union which represents district teachers, and school administrators agree the district’s information specialist Nick Rider will need more help to manage the complexities of the new school...

Carey Council approves street repaving ordinance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance authorizing village Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for street paving this year. The resurfacing list includes: North Patterson Street between East Findlay Street and National Avenue; Ogg Street...

New Seneca land use plan favored

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — It has been 15 years since a comprehensive land use plan was developed for Seneca County, and Charlene Watkins, executive director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission, feels it is time for a new one. She met with township, village and...

Park district levy placed on ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters in November will decide whether to approve an additional 0.5-mill, 10-year tax for the Seneca County Park District to help pay for park and recreation programs. The levy would generate $582,392 annually and cost the...

Carey Council retains fiscal officer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council on Monday turned down a request by Mayor Armand Getz to remove Fiscal Officer Nickie Coppler from her position. Council voted 4-0, with Councilwoman Mellisa Cole absent, against the dismissal. Getz has the right to make the...

Wyandot voters to decide renewal of sales tax

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County voters will decide this fall whether to renew a 0.5 percent, five-year sales and use tax designated for county sheriff’s operations and the county emergency medical service, according to the Wyandot County...