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,...

New police vehicles bought

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to purchase two 2016 Ford Explorers to replace police vehicles. Each will cost $26,428. Wagner Ford, Carey, has agreed to meet the state contract price. As a result, bidding and advertising were...

Elections board needs additional poll workers

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Jim Ehrman, deputy director of the Seneca County elections board, requested about $15,000 in additional funds during the Seneca County commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday. The funds will be used to hire temporary employees to...

Local man delivered joy, presents as Santa

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Santa Claus this year didn’t have one of his hardest-working, most thoughtful and caring helpers. Dan Mompher, 59, of Findlay, died of cancer on Thanksgiving after being sick for 2½ years. It was nearly a decade of portraying Santa Claus at...

Carey Council hires tax collection agency

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved an ordinance Monday to contract with Central Collection Agency, a Cleveland city department, for municipal income tax collections beginning mid-year 2016. The three-year commitment will cost the village about $41,000...

Seneca commissioners assume planning duties

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — The Seneca County commissioners will receive $1,500 for handling planning commission duties while a new executive director is being sought. Roxyanne Burrus and an administrative assistant both resigned their positions. Burrus’ last...

Carey athletic building plans progress

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board gave Superintendent Mike Wank verbal approval Monday to move ahead with specifications for an athletic building and a bus garage. Last month, Wank received school board approval to continue discussions with architects...

Tax collection plan advances in Carey

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading Tuesday to an ordinance to contract with Central Collection Agency, a Cleveland city department, for Carey’s municipal income tax collections beginning mid-year 2016. The three-year commitment...

HPD accepts wetlands easement

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District board voted Tuesday to accept a conservation easement for wetlands at the Hancock County landfill, part of a state Environmental Protection Agency requirement when construction impacts existing wetlands. Steve Wilson, former...

Carey approves pay ordinance

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Executive Secretary Dixie Risser’s pay was again discussed Monday as Carey Council approved an emergency ordinance to set her pay at $16.51 per hour, effective immediately. Councilman Mike Blair voted against the legislation. As part...