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...

Donors give $16,840 to county GOP fund

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Donors have contributed $16,840 to the Hancock County Republican Party’s Political Party Fund, according to a campaign finance report filed by the party. About $11,430 was brought forward from a previous finance report, so the fund had a total of...

Betts named head of Seneca parks

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Sarah Betts was the first natural resources coordinator for the Hancock Park District. On May 6, she will become the first full-time executive director of the Seneca County Park District. Betts, 42, has been with the Hancock Park District since 2000 and...

County, Findlay judges say it’s time to talk about jail expansion

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Four judges have signed a letter, received by the Hancock County commissioners this week, requesting that a county jail expansion committee be reinstituted. The judges cited increased services for jail inmates, and pending state legislation that could...

Campaign report filed one day late

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Committee to Elect Monday, supporting R. Ronald Monday’s campaign for Findlay City Council president, filed a pre-election campaign finance report last Friday, a day past the deadline. “Mr. Monday called us first thing on Friday morning...

Vietnam vets to get ‘Welcome Home’

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A “Welcome Home” celebration for Vietnam War veterans is being planned by the Hancock County Veterans Council in cooperation with 15-20 organizations which provide veterans assistance. Bill Johns, council president, is seeking donations for...

School levy group spends nearly $4,000

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Citizens for Findlay Schools, a group promoting the renewal of a 4.9-mill city school levy, has spent about $3,799 on the campaign so far, according to a campaign finance report. The school district is asking voters on May 2 to renew the tax on a...

Hancock County contracts for mowing vacant lots

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to pay The Feasel Group for maintenance and mowing of properties that were purchased and demolished by the county to reduce flood damage. There are about 80 properties and the county will pay...

Decision on Carey automated meter readers put off

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A decision by Carey Council on the long-discussed installation of automated meter readers to assist with water meter and electric meter billing, will wait at least another two weeks. Council decided to have Verizon Wireless personnel make...