Ceremony kicks off Carey school project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — It was a blue and white day for Carey schools on Friday. The school colors were worn by many in the crowd, and also adorned balloons launched into a blue and white sky as a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Carey’s new school. It...

Sale of development center proposed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Lewis Hurst, superintendent of the Seneca County Opportunity Center, has asked the county commissioners to consider selling the building that houses the Early Childhood Development Center in Fostoria. The center’s services in...

Financing sought for projects

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to submit a letter of intent to American Municipal Power, Columbus, to borrow $7 million to pay for electrical system upgrades. The projects include construction of a new 15-megavolt...

‘Classics’ rolled out for big show

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER If you have a car, truck or motorcycle you are proud of and want to show it off, today is the day. “Classic Memories IX,” the annual car show hosted by the Flag City Classics club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Owens Community...

‘People want the beach back’

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER As a kid, Dick Taylor remembers a long stretch of sandy beach at East Harbor State Park on the Marblehead Peninsula. In fact, the 2½-mile beach was named “Sandy Beach” before the state bought the property in the 1940s and developed the state...

City installs connector trail

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Findlay has installed the first connector trail along a roadway, Hancock Park District Director Gary Pruitt told the board during its regular meeting Tuesday. The trail, funded with a Safe Route to School grant, begins near Sixth and Main streets and...

Carey considers technology plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The Carey school administration will meet with Nick Rider, the district’s new technology coordinator, later this month to develop a plan for staff and students to have access to devices such as laptops, notebooks or iPads. “It...

HPD parks ready for summer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of activities and outdoor opportunities available in Findlay and Hancock County for residents and visitors who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive programs, and experience events, hikes and entertainment during the...

Colder weather delays corn, soybean planting this spring

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A gentle rain this week may help along the recently planted corn and soybeans, as the crops begin to emerge. Planting was “not as fast as other years,” said Ed Lentz, agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University...

City parks in for busy season

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of outdoor activities in Findlay and Hancock County for residents who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive events, and experience programs, hikes and entertainment during the summer months. Findlay’s...