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Village considers hiring tax agency

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Chuck Hawk, a Regional Income Tax Agency marketing specialist, said Monday his firm would charge Carey $49,500 to $54,500 the first year for overseeing the village’s income tax collection. Hawk made a pitch to Carey Council. The...

Fostoria, Seneca County voters facing tax requests

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER On Nov. 3, Fostoria School District residents will decide whether to approve a bond issue that would help build a new junior/senior high school building for grades seven through 12, renovate the intermediate elementary building, and demolish the Holmes,...

HPD to seek 0.8-mill replacement levy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters will be asked to approve an 0.8-mill, eight-year replacement levy for park district operations on the March 15 primary ballot. The board approved several resolutions related to the levy request Tuesday, including accepting county...

Teen leadership Corps formed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A new student organization at Carey High School is helping the school, the community and themselves by doing good deeds for others. Carey school board approved a purpose and budget statement for the Teen Leadership Corps, a group of 18...

4 legislators: Defeat Issue 3

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — There is more to the marijuana legalization issue than medical marijuana, four state legislators said Friday morning, and they urged a “no” vote on Issue 3 in November. The legislators spoke during an hour-long presentation...

Creation of water, sewer district delayed until 2017

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Establishment of a Black Swamp Regional Water and Sewer District in Putnam County has been delayed until 2017 as discussions on the proposal continue. A steering committee had hoped the proposal could be presented to Putnam County Common...

Village approves reinvestment area

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to establish a Community Reinvestment Area in the village. The designation provides a tax break for improvements and new construction throughout the village. Council President Chad Kin...

Donation accepted for scoreboards

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board approved a resolution accepting a nearly $59,578 donation from Continental Structural Plastics, Carey, to purchase scoreboards and electronic signs for the new school. In a related matter, the board this week approved...

Seneca, Tiffin justice center agreement gets approval

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved a cooperative agreement with Tiffin to operate the joint justice center, planned for construction on the former county courthouse property downtown. The agreement covers use, management and lease...

Carey Council OKs road paving work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved the bid of Shelly Co., of Findlay and Carey, for $118,699 to repave two streets and two alleys this fall. Village Administrator Roy Johnson told council Monday paving will be done by the end of November on the...