Carey OKs industrial park road

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to accept a dedicated plat for the road in Arrowhead Commerce Park. As a result, the village will maintain the road. As part of the agreement, the road is not required to have curbs and...

Park District plans upgraded website

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER By October, visitors to the Hancock Park District’s website will see a new, brighter look, according to park officials. They will also be able to register for programs and pay registration fees online. The park district board approved a payment of...

Carey school board OKs financing for buildings

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a resolution to finance an athletic building and a bus garage, estimated to cost about $1.5 million combined, according to Superintendent Mike Wank. Last month, the board approved an agreement with RBC...

Two Seneca commissioner races contested

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County Republicans will decide two races for county commissioner seats on March 15. According to the Seneca County Board of Elections, Commissioner Holly Stacy of Green Springs, who is finishing her first term, will face Richard...

Officials discuss sidewalk issue

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Schools Superintendent Mike Wank told Village Council Monday that the school district will install sidewalks to the edge of its new building property. But a 400- to 500-foot section on the east side of Glenn Avenue, leading to the...

Hancock Park District seeking replacement levy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock Park District is asking Findlay and Hancock County voters to replace an 0.8-mill, eight-year levy on March 15. Voters last approved the tax in 2008, effective in 2009. It is the only countywide issue on the March ballot. If approved, the levy...

Carey finances improve in 2015

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Steve Smalley on Monday outlined several 2016 projects, cited the improved financial condition of the village, and praised village departments and retired employees. His comments were made during a “state of the...

Carey Council OKs Wagner Ford abatement

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance Monday granting Wagner Ford a 100 percent, five-year property tax abatement for construction of a new dealership building on South Vance Street. Council has discussed the issue in recent weeks...

HPD to request grant to finish trail along river

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A resolution to submit a state grant application, to complete a paved trail near Hancock Park District headquarters on East Main Cross Street, was approved by the park commissioners Tuesday. Gary Hirschfeld and Scott Younger approved the resolution....

Tours of new Carey school planned

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Construction continues on the new Carey school and the administration is ready to show the public what their tax dollars have accomplished so far. Guided tours will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the site on South Vance Street,...