Progress: Performing arts center construction advances

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The director of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is already looking at lining up gigs for the new facility. Jim Kreutzberg traveled to New York in late 2014 to start looking into what kind of performances the center could offer visitors....

Progress: Community Foundation focusing on scholarships

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For 2015, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is focusing on scholarships. The foundation has been awarding them for 20 years now. The first scholarship from the foundation, the Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship, was awarded to Julie Kidwell in...

Progress: Fostoria Foundation reaches milestones

FOSTORIA — The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation reached several milestones in 2014, from fundraising to grant distribution. Established in 1998, the foundation now holds a collection of 18 component funds. New funds in 2014 included The Mennel Milling Company...

Progress: Agency on Aging doing update, Senior Center may be renamed

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Agency on Aging’s Senior Center may be getting a new name, one that better describes its offerings. That’s one of several changes being considered by the agency, which over the past year identified ways to update and...

Progress: Putnam County moving some government offices

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer OTTAWA — New offices for Putnam County governmental services and the ongoing effort to attract new businesses have been keeping county officials busy. A former nursing home on Glandorf Road is being renovated to house county offices, according...

Progress: New water towers arise in two Hancock villages

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Water towers, sewer lines and park improvements have been occupying the attention of some village councils in Hancock County. Arcadia Council is obtaining grants for upgrading village storm sewers in the vicinity of South Main Street, to alleviate...

Progress: Bloomdale waterline plans advance

BLOOMDALE — Project managers for Bloomdale’s proposed waterline hope to seek bids for the work this year. According to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District, the waterline will connect Bloomdale to Bowling Green’s water plant. Estimated to cost $2.5 million,...

Progress: Carey constructing new school building

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey is building a new school and buying electricity from a new solar farm built on village property. Major drainage and electrical projects are also underway in the village. Construction continues on the Carey school after a...
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