Wood County district has doubled in size

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — If Putnam County establishes a countywide water and sewer district, it won’t be the first in the region. The Northwestern Water and Sewer District, based in Bowling Green, was formed in 1994 by the Wood County commissioners....

Wheat harvest: Bad year reported

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The quantity of this year’s wheat harvest surprised some farmers, but the quality was a major disappointment. Wet weather damaged the crop and reduced the price received by farmers in the region. A series of storms this month also stretched out...

2 co-op boards vote to merge

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The boards of the Legacy Farmers and Heritage agricultural cooperatives have voted unanimously to merge, just months after meeting to discuss the idea. Members of the cooperatives will have the final say. The agreement will be explained to members...

Farm markets get late start

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The opening of roadside farm markets for the season, with fresh sweet corn and vegetables, was delayed slightly this year because of the cool, wet weather. But the wait is over. Suter Produce, offering its little red barn stands, opened July 8. Shafer...

Cemetery rates raised in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday that raises, by $50 across-the-board, charges for various services at Spring Grove Cemetery. The action was necessary for the village to recoup increased expenses for cemetery operations....

Proposed levy headed for Seneca County ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners approved a resolution this week to allow the Seneca County Opportunity Center, Tiffin, to put a 2.5-mill continuing levy on the November ballot. The tax would generate about $2.75 million annually. It would...

New Carey school to get bigger

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey’s new school will be expanded by four classrooms, after the school board approved a resolution during a special meeting Monday morning. Superintendent Mike Wank said about 4,600 square feet will be added to the elementary wing,...

Opportunity Center planning levy try

By JIM MAURER for the courier TIFFIN — The Seneca County Opportunity Center will request passage of a new levy in November, the first new funds the center for developmentally disabled children and adults has requested in 14 years, center officials told the county...

Hancock County man loved farming, travel

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Devoted, precise, quiet and helpful are words used by family and associates to describe Harry Freeman. He retired in 1987 after 27 years with Ohio State University Extension. He started as a 4-H adviser in 1961, became an agriculture/natural resources...

Health levy put on fall ballot

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Seneca County voters will decide in November whether to approve a 0.3 mill, five-year replacement levy for general operation of the county health district. The Seneca County commissioners approved a resolution of necessity for the levy...