VB park features lake, trails, butterflies

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER There are a variety of outdoor activities in Findlay and Hancock County for residents and visitors who want to stay close to home, attend free or inexpensive events, and experience programs, hikes and entertainment during the summer months. This story...

Justice center study receives approval

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution accepting a study which indicates a nearly $8.5 million justice center would benefit the county and the city of Tiffin. Commissioner Fred Zoeller said approval of the...

NB teacher inspired students, staff, family

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — To be in Kim Conkle’s kindergarten classroom at Powell Elementary School meant fun, creativity and life experiences. It was a joy to share her passion for educating students, said her husband, Matt; her parents, Cloyce and...

Carey planning repaving work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday to contract for the annual village street repaving work. Administrator Roy Johnson said the following streets will repaved: West Street, from Maple Avenue to Fairlane Drive; West Street,...

Hancock Park District to tear down buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A cabin at Blanchard River Nature Preserve, near Mount Blanchard, will be demolished, the Hancock Park District board decided Tuesday. Gary Pruitt, director of the park district, requested the action because of the building’s condition, because it...

Carey school-building plans advance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Workers from Gilbane Building Co. will be on site by mid-June to begin preparations for construction of the new Carey school, which is on schedule for a fall 2016 opening. Doug Rich, project manager and an associate with Fanning Howey of Celina,...

Kerschner wins Seneca County race

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans on Tuesday nominated Mike Kerschner of Tiffin as their county commissioner candidate. It was the only county race on the primary ballot, according to the Seneca County elections board. All vote totals are...

Metzger wins Wyandot commissioner contest

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Incumbent Wyandot County Commissioner Ron Metzger received the Republican nomination for a four-year term Tuesday, according to the Wyandot County Board of Elections. All vote totals are unofficial and include absentee ballots. Also Tuesday, Carey and...

Funding approved for Carey project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey has received approval for a $235,000 grant and a $167,500 zero-interest loan to extend a stormwater culvert in the downtown. Administrator Roy Johnson on Monday said the Ohio Public Works Commission is providing the funds toward the...

Carey approves electric projects

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved two emergency ordinances Monday to allow Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for electric system upgrades. One ordinance covers the Continental Structural Plastics substation construction and utility pole...