Plastic firm expected to be first recipient of Job Creation Grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore plastics manufacturing firm is expected to be the first to benefit from Village Council’s new Job Creation Grant, the village announced Tuesday. North Baltimore Council gave a first reading to an...

Arlington sets schedule for pool

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington’s community swimming pool will open May 25, Village Council announced Monday. The pool will close for the season on Aug. 28. Free admission to the pool will be offered May 25, June 23 and Aug. 12. Village officials...

Joint fire district in county proposed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER An informational meeting will be held in April by three villages and three townships in Hancock County that are considering a merger of fire departments. The governing bodies of the villages of Jenera, Mount Cory and Rawson, and Eagle Township, Union...

More cameras in McComb village park considered

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Despite a layer of snow on the ground, village park issues attracted much of McComb Council’s attention Monday. In the wake of a break-in and arson at the water dispensary at the village park, more security cameras might be added....

North Baltimore gains funding for waterline work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A state funding package has been awarded to North Baltimore to finance the next step in a downtown waterline replacement project, Village Council heard Tuesday. The work is estimated at $265,615. The Ohio Public Works...

Arlington mayor gives annual state-of-village speech

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Passage of a new park levy and improvements to Main Street were listed as significant 2016 accomplishments by Arlington’s mayor on Monday. In his state-of-the-village address, Mayor Michael Palmer said a levy passed last year...

Fire damages home in Mount Blanchard

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — A chimney fire caused extensive damage to a Mount Blanchard residence at 11:21 a.m. Sunday, according to the Delaware Township Fire Department. A family of four was displaced, according to the American Red Cross North Central...

McComb fire called arson

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — An investigation continues into a break-in and arson this week at the public water dispensary at the McComb village park, authorities said Thursday. A reward is being offered by state officials. Acting on a call from a passer-by, the...

6 people indicted on drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Secret indictments were released this week, charging six Findlay residents with drug-related offenses. A grand jury indicted Bronson A. Moser, 29, on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a fourth-degree felony. On June 28 and again on...

North Baltimore principal gets three-year contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Three administrative contracts were approved Tuesday by the North Baltimore school board. A three-year contract was awarded to High School Principal Bob Falkenstein at a base salary of $88,082. Special Services Director Laura...