Carey Council OKs purchase of police vehicle

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to replace the police department’s K-9 vehicle with a larger vehicle, to provide additional space to transport an arrested individual, rather than call another police cruiser for...

Hancock commissioners list achievements, challenges

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER In a preview of the annual “state of the county” address, to be given later this month, Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson on Friday discussed economic development and flood mitigation efforts, while Commissioner Tim Bechtol focused...

Ditch cleaning hearings slated

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday scheduled viewings and hearings for two requested ditch maintenance projects. The viewing of the Schroll Single County Ditch, near McComb, will be at 11 a.m. April 3, while the hearing on that maintenance...

Utilize ‘natural’ basins during floods, county told

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Mount Blanchard area resident suggested to the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday that natural “basins” in the southern portion of the county could hold floodwater, rather than constructing new detention areas which would require...

Hancock commissioners approve bridge contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A contract with Scioto Valley Precast, Chillicothe, for a box culvert to replace a Liberty Township 98 bridge was approved Thursday by the Hancock County commissioners. The project is estimated at $44,500 for material, labor and equipment to complete...

Carey moving forward with new meter system

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council is moving ahead with getting an automated system to read electric and water meters. A first reading was given Tuesday to legislation to authorize village Administrator Roy Johnson to advertise, accept bids and contract with...

Hancock County opens bids for phone system

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners opened six bids Tuesday for a new phone system for county-owned buildings. All the bids appeared to be below estimates for monthly service and the required equipment necessary to switch from an analog system to a digital...

No contested races on Wyandot County’s May primary ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — It will be a sparse primary election ballot in Wyandot County, with three unopposed candidates on the May 8 ballot. Wyandot County Commissioner Ron L. Metzger, a Republican, is seeking a second, four-year term. Metzger, 63, of...

Installation of baler running behind schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER It will be a few more weeks until a new baler is installed at the Litter Landing recycling center, Courtney Comstock, director of the site, told the Hancock County commissioners Thursday. In December, the commissioners approved the purchase of an...

County renews contract with CASA

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to renew a contract with Court Appointed Special Advocates for 2018. The county has contracted for about seven years with the organization, which provides support for abused or neglected...