HPD board delays action on hunting ban

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District commissioners on Tuesday took no action on a resolution to discontinue hunting at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The hunting, which is offered through an annual August lottery, has been available since 1993, according to a report...

Carey School District faces shortage of bus drivers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — An effort to provide several school bus stops inside the village has been delayed because of a lack of bus drivers, Carey Superintendent Mike Wank said Monday. There is a shortage of substitute bus drivers, too. One bus driver retired and...

Carey discusses fire truck funding

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Village Administrator Roy Johnson on Monday said Carey’s application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a grant and loan to purchase a new ladder truck for the fire department, is moving forward. The grant amount was...

WITH VIDEO: Carey to open doors to new school

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — It is celebration time for Carey’s new school. An hour-long dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school gymnasium. Self-guided tours of the building, which will house pre-kindergarten through senior high school,...

Wheat harvest may set record

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Farmers are always hopeful that a bad crop year will be followed by a good harvest the following year. Last year’s wheat crop had problems in northwestern Ohio, with poor quality because of wet conditions. This year’s wheat harvest featured...

Seneca County ceremony marks start of justice center construction

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — By fall 2017, a new Seneca County justice center will be located on South Washington Street in downtown Tiffin, where the former county courthouse was located for nearly 130 years. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for the...

Findlay man’s actions spoke louder than his words

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Paul Jackson was a quiet man, whether as a student at Bluffton University, a computer programming supervisor at Marathon Petroleum, on the basketball court as a referee, or at home with his wife and their four children. His actions spoke louder than...

Maison steps down as Carey mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Carey Mayor Bob Maison resigned his post Monday after it was determined that the village operates under the “general statutory plan” of municipal government. Maison, previously the village solicitor, took over on June 23 after Mayor Steve...

Attorney to give Carey another legal opinion on mayoral post

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Columbus attorney has offered to research the form of government under which Carey operates and provide an opinion on the issue. Council business has been at a standstill in recent weeks following the death of Mayor Steve Smalley on June...

Carey mayoral succession questioned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a motion Monday to seek a third opinion on who should succeed former Mayor Steve Smalley, who died June 17. Some council members are questioning Bob Maison’s appointment as mayor. Maison, the village’s...