Carey OKs resolution for substation grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The status of a $418,000 federal grant for a Carey electric substation project and utility pole replacement project became clearer following a unanimous council vote Monday to approve a resolution needed for the grant. The legislation was...

Communications projects discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The data fiber construction and a new communication system for dial tone service are separate projects which will eventually work together, according to Dale Shaheen, telecommunications and 911 coordinator for the county, and Curt Smith, information...

Potential ‘Boogie’ move OK’d

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday agreed the annual “Boogie on Main” music event, hosted by The Arts Partnership, may move back to its former site on Broadway if the downtown improvement project is underway. “Boogie on...

HPD park projects get go-ahead

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board approved a resolution Tuesday to move ahead with about $42,500 in improvements at Centennial Park, the Great Karg Well historical site, and River Landings this year. The improvements are part of the park district’s...

Carey discusses selling former school property

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Ben and Matt Walter of Walter Brothers Auctioneers, Findlay, discussed an auction sale of the former school property during Carey school board’s regular meeting Monday. The board needs to decide if it wants to sell the entire 8½-acre...

Mayor Rathburn files as independent

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Independent candidates have joined the races for Carey mayor and Carey Council in November. Mayor Jennifer Rathburn, 4 Orchard Court, Carey, filed as an independent candidate by the May 1 deadline. She will face Republican Robert...

Company hired to stripe roads

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to contract with Oglesby Construction, Norwalk, for striping county and township roads. The company bid $75,436. The county will pay $57,412 for county roads and Allen Township will fund...

Bids opened for Dorney project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, was the apparent low bidder for improvements to Dorney Plaza when bids were opened by the Hancock Regional Planning Commission last week. The company’s base bid was $456,000, slightly above the general...

Carey council vote places grant in jeopardy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The status of a $418,000 federal grant for a Carey electric substation project is in jeopardy after council failed to approve an emergency ordinance Monday related to the grant. The ordinance would confirm the village has appropriated...

County gives OK for shared fiber optic network

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Vaughn Industries, Carey, will begin installation of a fiber optic network that will be shared by Findlay City Schools, Hancock County and Findlay government offices. The Hancock County commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the city...