A taste of honey

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Honey making became a competition at the Hancock County Fair for the first time Thursday. Novices got a lesson in exactitude and thoroughness from judge Dwight Wilson. Wilson lifted jars of honey up to the light. Particles in the honey, or fingerprints...

‘Baking with honey’ contest a sweet deal for local judge

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Thursday morning, long before happy crowds came to the Hancock County Fair, Dwight Wilson was at work, examining a honey pumpkin muffin on a paper plate. His briefcase was open and off to the side. Picking up a plastic fork, he cut off a piece of the...

County to join sweep of card skimmers

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County will join a statewide sweep for credit card skimmers over the Labor Day weekend. County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg said the sweep is meant to protect holiday travelers from credit card skimmers at the gas pump. Skimmers are small...

Commissioners OK Alliance contract

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County Job and Family Services has been cleared by the commissioners to contract with the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance for business outreach services. The commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the deal. The contract has been...

Winners honored at Hancock Fair

Attendance surged Thursday at the Hancock County Fair. Ticket chairman Aaron Smith estimated attendance hit 18,000 on the fair’s second day, a big jump from the second-day figure last year of 13,500. Opening-day attendance on Wednesday was 16,500. Thursday’s mostly...

Work scheduled on Fostoria Avenue

The eastbound lane of Fostoria Avenue between Tiffin Avenue and Plaza Street will be closed to all traffic during daytime hours beginning Tuesday. The project to install a new storm sewer line on the south side of the road is expected to last four weeks, weather and...

County fair vendors serve up tons of food

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER That fluffy, crispy french fry may be one piece of more than 700 pounds of potatoes. Cindy Zaker, owner of Frank’s Famous French Fries, typically goes through 14 50-pound bags of potatoes a day at the Hancock County Fair, and has gone through as...

Winners named as fair opens

A crowd estimated at 16,500 turned out Wednesday for the opening day of the Hancock County Fair. Attendance was down slightly from last year’s first-day figure of 17,000. Ticket chairman Aaron Smith said the threat of rain may have kept some people away. There is no such...
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