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Study: East Tower property ideal Seneca County justice center location

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A study of the East Tower property in downtown Tiffin indicates it would be the best location for a proposed joint justice center for city and county courts. A cost estimate of $11.5 million was mentioned for 54,000 square feet of...

Electrical system upgrades highlight village’s 2014

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Construction of a new school, and an upgrade of the village Electric Department to increase capacity, highlighted the annual “state of the village” address presented Monday by Mayor Steve Smalley. The presentation was made...

McLane recruitment detailed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Economic development officials detailed a success story Wednesday, outlining to Kiwanis Club members how McLane Co., a grocery distributor, decided to construct a $38 million, 337,831-square-foot grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north...

Sidewalk law to be reviewed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Administrator Roy Johnson and Law Director Bob Maison will review the village’s sidewalk ordinance to determine if property owners in portions of the village are exempt from sidewalk installation, following an inquiry by a...

Solar power farm begins producing electricity in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Solar Planet Power of Columbus has begun operating a 2-megawatt solar power electric farm on village property adjacent to Waterworks Park on Carey’s west side. Vaughn Industries handled installation of the solar panels, and...

District to update building plan

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Garmann/Miller and Associates architects, Minster, was hired by the Fostoria school board to update the district’s buildings master plan. Superintendent Andrew Sprang and Treasurer Norman Elchert, who recommended the firm, were...

Emergency pay ordinance approved at council meeting

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency pay ordinance, effective Monday, which covers new hires in the police department and some officers who completed their probationary period. But village Administrator Roy Johnson said while no other pay...

HPD planning to offer more river services

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER An expansion of canoeing and kayaking offerings on the Blanchard River was approved by the Hancock Park District board on Tuesday. The changes include: A new service, “Blanchard River Challenge,” will be available in April and May. The...

Board OKs computer purchases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — There will be more computers for student use following Carey school board’s decision Monday to spend $30,000 to purchase 90 additional Chromebook computers. General fund money will be used for two-thirds of the expense, while the...

Brazilian company buying Dow plant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Brazilian company said Friday it is purchasing Findlay’s Dow Chemical Co. plant at 3441 N. Main St. Dow had planned to close the polyolefin films factory this month. The buyer, Valfilm North America, is expected to double employment at the...