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Hancock County opens bids for phone system

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners opened six bids Tuesday for a new phone system for county-owned buildings. All the bids appeared to be below estimates for monthly service and the required equipment necessary to switch from an analog system to a digital...

No contested races on Wyandot County’s May primary ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — It will be a sparse primary election ballot in Wyandot County, with three unopposed candidates on the May 8 ballot. Wyandot County Commissioner Ron L. Metzger, a Republican, is seeking a second, four-year term. Metzger, 63, of...

Installation of baler running behind schedule

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER It will be a few more weeks until a new baler is installed at the Litter Landing recycling center, Courtney Comstock, director of the site, told the Hancock County commissioners Thursday. In December, the commissioners approved the purchase of an...

County renews contract with CASA

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to renew a contract with Court Appointed Special Advocates for 2018. The county has contracted for about seven years with the organization, which provides support for abused or neglected...

Centennial Park equipment to be replaced

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Centennial Park in Findlay will have new exercise equipment installed this year, replacing equipment installed 29 years ago. The Hancock Park District board on Tuesday approved the estimated $48,500 expenditure. The park, off Cross Avenue and east of...

Carey to honor three graduates

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Superintendent Mike Wank told the Carey school board Monday that the district will hold a public ceremony at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 to unveil displays honoring several graduates. The school district will host the ceremony to begin the...

Hancock County commissioners pick new supplier for electricity

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a three-year contract for electricity with Dynegy Energy Services East, which serves various communities statewide. The contract covers 34 meters at county-owned buildings. The commissioners chose...

Hancock commissioner faces GOP competition

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol will face a challenger in the May primary election. Paul Craun of Findlay, a construction professional with Alvada Construction, has filed candidacy petitions to run against Bechtol in the Republican primary on...

1 countywide tax, 3 school issues on ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER One new countywide tax will be on Hancock County’s primary election ballot in May, and voters in three county school districts will be asked to renew taxes. In addition, two areas of the county are seeking levies to assist with fire protection....

Hancock Public Health seeks new quarters

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Public Health, the merged city-county health department, is cramped for space and two health officials on Tuesday asked the Hancock County commissioners to help obtain a new building. Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi and health board member...