Getz won’t seek election as mayor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Mayor Armand Getz overshadowed his own “state of the village” address during the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Monday night by announcing he would not seek election this year. Saying he was going “off...

HATS requesting $190,000 in grants

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to assist Hancock Agency Transportation Service, known as HATS, with acquisition of more than $190,000 in grant funds through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for...

Carey tables substation contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council tabled a decision Tuesday on the contract for the electric substation construction near Continental Structural Plastics after a lengthy discussion between the village administration and representatives of two companies...

Dorney Plaza plans criticized

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The organizer of the “Spirit of 1776” in downtown Findlay asked the Hancock County commissioners Thursday for permission to use Dorney Plaza for this year’s event, but also took the opportunity to criticize the proposed renovation of...

Carey contract under review

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Attorneys for two companies and Carey are in discussions over an electric substation contract given to Vaughn Industries, Carey, during the Jan. 3 council meeting, even though Quality Lines, Findlay, bid considerably less. The work...

HPD, city may seek trail grant

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Gary Pruitt, Hancock Park District director, will meet with city officials about seeking a Transportation Alternative Program grant from the state to continue trail development. He said he has been working with Hancock Pathways, a citizens group working...

Pipeline agreement approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday approved a “road use maintenance agreement” between Rover Pipeline and the Washington Township trustees, for use of township roads by oversized and heavy truckloads during construction of the Rover...

Carey board approves budget

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board on Monday approved a budget for fiscal year 2018, which indicates the district will finish the year with an estimated general fund cash balance of more than $5.2 million. The fiscal year will begin July 1 with an...

Hancock commissioners undecided on Dorney Plaza renovations

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners met with city and Community Foundation representatives Thursday afternoon to continue developing plans for Dorney Plaza renovations. The upgrade is meant to improve security around city and county courts and update the...

Hancock County getting more for damaged dozer/compactor

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to amend an agreement with Ohio CAT, a Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer, for the purchase price of a new dozer/compactor for the county landfill. The company offered $30,000 for the trade-in...