Robertson’s financing claim disputed

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek on Tuesday accused fellow Commissioner Brian Robertson of not being truthful in making a connection between financing the new county engineer’s garage and providing infrastructure for an industrial park....

Boat launch construction, parking lot work approved

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Funds for construction of boat launches along the Blanchard River, paving of a parking lot and tree planting were approved by the Hancock Park District commissioners Tuesday. The board approved a resolution appropriating $76,808 to the park...

Five facing drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Five people were indicted on various drug charges Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. James E. Armour, 65, of Columbus, is facing two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one third-degree felony and one second-degree felony. According to...

Hite sponsors meningitis vaccination bill

State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, introduced legislation Tuesday to require immunization of Ohio students against meningitis. Senate Bill 121 would require the Ohio Department of Health to prescribe a schedule for immunizations against bacterial meningitis. The Centers for...

Ethics commission, former Rawson mayor settle

RAWSON — As part of a settlement agreement with the Ohio Ethics Commission, former Rawson Mayor Corey Miracle has acknowledged he violated ethics laws when he approved village payments that were made to him for Rawson improvement projects. The settlement was accepted by...

Greenhouse proposal discussed

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — A greenhouse constructed at the Carey school site on South Vance Street will cost much less than a state proposal, Superintendent Mike Wank told the school board Monday. He said the district could build a larger greenhouse than the...

Village to start up police canine unit

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — An anonymous donor will fund the creation of a canine unit for the McComb Police Department, Village Council heard Monday. According to council members, the donor will provide $25,000 to $30,000 to establish a trust fund that will pay...

County wildlife officer named

FINDLAY — State Wildlife Officer Eric VonAlmen has been assigned as the state wildlife officer in Hancock County, according to the state Department of Natural Resources news release. VonAlmen is a 2004 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. In 2009, he received an...
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