Red Cross assists Carey fire victims

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A Carey family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross after a Thursday fire damaged their residence. Carey firefighters and Carey Emergency Medical Service responded to 139 Newhard St. about 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The only person...

Commissioners OK vehicle purchases

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of a vehicle for the sheriff’s office and a forklift for the engineer’s office. A 2012 Honda Odyssey from Gene Stevens Honda for $23,000 will replace a van damaged in an...

Hancock County opens bid for jail meals

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Aramark was the only company that offered to provide meal services at the Hancock County jail when the Hancock County commissioners opened bids Tuesday. The company’s bid was based on a daily “sliding scale” dependent on the number of...

Carey Council pay hike ordinance gets second reading

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading to an ordinance Monday to provide a pay increase for council members, but a proposed pay increase for the mayor remained tabled. Also, council gave a second reading to an ordnance to remove the mayor,...

County OKs carpet installation at Ag Service Center

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A carpet installation project at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140, was given the go-ahead Thursday by the Hancock County commissioners. Tim Bechtol, with Peterman Associates, reviewed the $85,000 bid received...

GOP to pick commissioner in public

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Republican Central Committee will meet in public Nov. 28 in Findlay City Council chambers to fill a vacant county commissioner seat. There are 10 candidates for the job. The meeting time has not been determined, but will be announced...

County OKs payment for flood-control study

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $305,000 payment to the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District for “costs associated with its Stantec contract.” The conservancy district is in charge of the county’s flood-control...

Carey school board approves activity-free period

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved an annual “activity-free period” from June 24 through July 9 for students and families to spend time together without school-related practices or activities scheduled. There is basketball...

County OKs septic system repair work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday for septic system repairs at 2670 Hancock County Road 33, Bluffton. Bluffton Aeration Services will do the work for about $2,285. It is the last project being funded this year by Water...

Gazebo to be constructed at Riverbend

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A gazebo will be constructed at Riverbend Recreation Area in the vicinity of Brugeman Lodge, which hosts weddings and other programs. Ron Rush, president of the Hancock Parks Foundation, announced during the park district board’s monthly meeting...