Progress: Merger of farmers’ cooperatives looms

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The merger of two farmers’ cooperatives, and approval by Congress of a federal farm bill are among the top developments for regional farmers this year. The merger of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative and Deshler Farmers Elevator Co. was...

Progress: Senior Center to evaluate needs

By RYAN DUNN staff writer The Hancock County Agency on Aging plans a year of listening, “to create the senior center for the 21st century.” The agency hired a consultant to better assess what the community needs, Executive Director Carolyn Copus said. The agency used...

Progress: Park district to encourage boating on river

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District is floating a plan to encourage more boating on the Blanchard River. This month, the park board approved a resolution to seek a grant for construction of two concrete canoe and kayak launch/landing areas at Liberty Landing and...

Progress: University building stadium on campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Oil derricks might not seem like part of the blueprints for a new football stadium, but at the University of Findlay, they are. The university will break ground this spring for a new stadium that will feature two derricks, one flying the UF logo and...

Progress: Hancock County makes headway on flood control

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer After years of struggling with damage caused by the flood of August 2007, the Hancock County commissioners made headway last year with both cleanup and future flood control. Much of the credit, they said, belongs to former commissioners. Efforts to...

Progress: Technology transforming utilities

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Innovations by utilities make it clear that technology will continue to be a driver in both work and play in 2014. Whether it’s Time Warner Cable’s new multi-platform television, or AT&T’s expanding wireless, Wi-Fi and high-speed...

Progress: Housing sales increase, building activity up

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Regional housing sales and construction continue to be on the upswing, real estate agents and contractors are reporting. “With the continuously improving economy that we’ve seen in the last year and a half to two years, that’s helped...

Progress: School buildings adding security measures

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER If a gunman walks into an area school, he might not make it any farther than the front entrance. Area schools are trying to keep their students safer. Several made security upgrades in 2013, and others plan to in 2014. Findlay, McComb, Cory-Rawson,...
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