County paying for river plans

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing payment of $650,000 to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District so Stantec, the Canadian-based engineering firm handling flood-reduction plans, can complete detailed plans...

Business leaders urge support for flood relief

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER More than a dozen Findlay business leaders attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Hancock County commissioners to urge them to move forward with efforts to continue the 0.25 percent sales tax allocation for flood control. County voters approved a...

HPD employee health insurance costs rise slightly

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District employee health insurance for the next year increased 1.43 percent from this year, according to information from Hitchings Insurance Co., which is handling the policy for Medical Mutual of Ohio. Lee Hitchings reviewed the plan with...

County urged to seek sales tax renewal

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Members of the Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Advisory Board on Thursday urged the Hancock County commissioners to seek renewal of the half percent sales tax and allocate half of the proceeds for flood mitigation. The current tax expires at...

Emergency ramp for I-75 approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation Tuesday to allow a temporary entrance ramp onto Interstate 75 from the county engineer’s property on the southwestern edge of the city for emergency...

Carey Council considers treatment plant options

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council must decide whether to spend an estimated $7.7 million to upgrade the village’s existing wastewater treatment plant on South Wyandot Avenue, or about $9.6 million and construct a new, more efficient plant at the same...

Carey mayor to name new fiscal officer

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A new fiscal officer is expected to be named Monday by Carey Mayor Jennifer Rathburn following a final interview Thursday night. “The administration and council together have been actively seeking an appropriate replacement for the...

$1.1M grant to buy two flood-prone properties

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County has been awarded nearly $1.1 million to purchase and demolish two flood-prone properties near downtown. The Hancock Regional Planning Commission on Thursday said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released $1.099 million in flood...

Carey’s fiscal officer quits, takes county job

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Nickie Coppler, Carey’s fiscal officer and council clerk since late January 2015, has resigned the positions and accepted a post with the Wyandot County Auditor’s Office. She will begin her duties June 12. Prior to her tenure...

Commissioners approve easement

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to provide an easement agreement with owners of several buildings on the south end of Dorney Plaza. Renovations are underway to update the plaza. Phil Johnson, assistant county prosecutor,...