Mayor Rathburn files as independent

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Independent candidates have joined the races for Carey mayor and Carey Council in November. Mayor Jennifer Rathburn, 4 Orchard Court, Carey, filed as an independent candidate by the May 1 deadline. She will face Republican Robert...

Company hired to stripe roads

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to contract with Oglesby Construction, Norwalk, for striping county and township roads. The company bid $75,436. The county will pay $57,412 for county roads and Allen Township will fund...

Bids opened for Dorney project

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, was the apparent low bidder for improvements to Dorney Plaza when bids were opened by the Hancock Regional Planning Commission last week. The company’s base bid was $456,000, slightly above the general...

Carey council vote places grant in jeopardy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — The status of a $418,000 federal grant for a Carey electric substation project is in jeopardy after council failed to approve an emergency ordinance Monday related to the grant. The ordinance would confirm the village has appropriated...

County gives OK for shared fiber optic network

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Vaughn Industries, Carey, will begin installation of a fiber optic network that will be shared by Findlay City Schools, Hancock County and Findlay government offices. The Hancock County commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the city...

Donors give $16,840 to county GOP fund

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Donors have contributed $16,840 to the Hancock County Republican Party’s Political Party Fund, according to a campaign finance report filed by the party. About $11,430 was brought forward from a previous finance report, so the fund had a total of...

Betts named head of Seneca parks

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Sarah Betts was the first natural resources coordinator for the Hancock Park District. On May 6, she will become the first full-time executive director of the Seneca County Park District. Betts, 42, has been with the Hancock Park District since 2000 and...

County, Findlay judges say it’s time to talk about jail expansion

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Four judges have signed a letter, received by the Hancock County commissioners this week, requesting that a county jail expansion committee be reinstituted. The judges cited increased services for jail inmates, and pending state legislation that could...

Campaign report filed one day late

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Committee to Elect Monday, supporting R. Ronald Monday’s campaign for Findlay City Council president, filed a pre-election campaign finance report last Friday, a day past the deadline. “Mr. Monday called us first thing on Friday morning...

Vietnam vets to get ‘Welcome Home’

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A “Welcome Home” celebration for Vietnam War veterans is being planned by the Hancock County Veterans Council in cooperation with 15-20 organizations which provide veterans assistance. Bill Johns, council president, is seeking donations for...