PMP ambulance levy passes

McCOMB — Voters in a McComb-based ambulance district renewed an operating levy Tuesday, according to unofficial returns from the Hancock County Board of Elections. Residents of the Portage-McComb-Pleasant Ambulance District overwhelmingly passed a 4.4-mill renewal levy for...

Van Buren approves replacement levy

VAN BUREN — Van Buren village voters agreed Tuesday to replace a 3-mill, five-year levy to finance operating expenses in the village. The count was 88 to 39. The replacement levy will bring in $16,504 a year. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 will pay an estimated...

County walk-in vote not counted

The Hancock County vote count on Tuesday, which includes absentee ballots, remains unofficial. It does not yet include provisional ballots, known as walk-in votes. Voters who moved and changed precincts within their counties, and did not update their voter registration, could...

City school board appoints 3 principals

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Three current Findlay City Schools employees will soon have new roles in the district. Janice Panuto, Kim Plesec and Mike Scoles were promoted to principal positions by the school board on Monday night. Panuto, currently a Findlay High School assistant...

Bateson to seek county position

Hancock County Commissioner Mark Gazarek is likely to face an independent challenger in the November general election. Bill Bateson, 51, of 20368 Township 68, Arlington, has filed candidacy petitions with the Hancock County Board of Elections for the seat now held by Gazarek....

Election results on Courier website

Hancock County voters will decide Republican races for county commissioner and county recorder today, and results will be posted on The Courier’s website, www.thecourier.com, after the polls close. Also to be posted on the website will be the results of a Republican contest...

New school program OK’d

By DANAE KING STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools will soon work with a community agency to identify and help young students who are misbehaving. Findlay will be the first school district to use the Family Resource Center’s “Wrap Around” program for students in...

Council approves new sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday agreed to adjust sewer rates, starting with the May bills. Currently, according to village officials, sewer rates are calculated at 50 percent of a water bill. Under the new rate, the standard sewer rate will be...
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