REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Wyandot County commissioner facing two challengers in May

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County Commissioner Ron Metzger will face two challengers in the Republican primary in May. Also in May, Carey and Mohawk school districts will ask voters to renew income taxes, according to the Wyandot County Board of...

2 Republicans compete for Seneca seat

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Republican voters in Seneca County will nominate a county commissioner candidate on May 6. It is the only race on the primary ballot, according to the county elections board. Mike Kerschner, 378 W. Lelar St., Tiffin, and Philip Frankart,...

Grant sought for new substation

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council approved a resolution Monday to apply for a $1.9 million U.S. Economic Development Administration Public Works Assistance Grant. The village would match the grant with electric fund money to construct a new electric...

Plans advancing for study of Ohio 53 in four counties

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — A draft report of an Ohio 53 study is expected to be presented in July, project managers reported Friday to members of a four-county group seeking safety improvements for nearly 55 miles of the state highway. A final report is likely in...

Seneca County approves Wolf Creek cleaning work

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — After more than an hour of discussion, the Seneca County commissioners on Thursday approved a petition by landowners to clear the west branch of Wolf Creek of logjams, leaning trees, and sand/silt bars. The commissioners also passed a...

Carey mayor highlights village’s business growth

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — In the annual “state of the village” address, Carey Mayor Steve Smalley highlighted plans by Continental Structural Plastics to invest more than $18 million in a new paint area at the plant and other improvements which will add...

Carey looking to increase water rates

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey Council gave a second reading Monday to an emergency ordinance which sets water rates for the next four years. There will be a 20 percent increase annually, or about $2.50 to $3 monthly on the average bill. Council is expected to...

Findlay native’s life driven by math, science and curiosity

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Findlay native Philip “Phil” Predmore’s curiosity led him to science and a career as a forensic toxicologist, but he was also a creative man who enjoyed traveling and even skydiving. At an early age, he knew math and science would be...

School officials consider leasing land from village

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey school board is considering leasing some village land adjacent to the new school site. The property is necessary for installation of utilities to the new building. Superintendent Mike Wank said after the school board meeting Monday...

County to develop plan for emergency medical service

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Ken Majors, Seneca County Emergency Medical Service director, and Commissioner Jeff Wagner will be visiting townships this month to seek assistance from trustees for implementing a plan to ensure adequate emergency medical service...