School building renovation plans reviewed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board on Wednesday viewed updated plans for proposed renovations to the district’s buildings. For some time, the board has been discussing ideas for a new gymnasium, new classrooms and other upgrades. Jerry Murray...

North Baltimore waterline replacement to continue

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Waterline replacement is continuing in a portion of North Baltimore’s downtown despite two unmapped lines being struck, Village Council heard Tuesday. Lines built in the 1890s are being replaced with the aid of state...

Drop-off day for junk scheduled in Arlington

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A junk drop-off day for Arlington residents will be held May 20 at the park, Village Council said Monday. Dumpsters will be set at a north parking lot of the park from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. that date. J&N of Ada will handle the work....

Henry Township asked to decide on EMS levy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A tax request that won’t appear on the May primary ballot in North Baltimore will have an impact on the village’s finances. Henry Township voters will decide whether to approve a 1.2-mill, two-year levy that would...

McComb house gutted by fire Sunday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A fire gutted a house on Main Street in the village Sunday night, according to McComb officials. The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District was dispatched to the fire at 504 W. Main St. at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Mutual aid was provided by...

North Baltimore considers changes in EMS chief’s post

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Options were presented Tuesday to North Baltimore Council for reconfiguring the top spot on the village EMS squad. Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk offered three ideas for the EMS chief position, which is a part-time post...

Arlington considers adding deadlines to contracts

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — To speed up the completion of projects in Arlington, Village Council on Monday considered putting time frames in contracts for smaller jobs done by companies hired by the village. Arlington officials noted that work on some projects...

New North Baltimore fields ready for season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The new softball and baseball fields at North Baltimore schools are ready for play, according to school officials. Waterville Irrigation will be responsible during the 2017 season for basic “startup” of the fields,...

McComb officials discuss restrictions for door-to-door solicitors

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — To discourage door-to-door solicitors from descending on McComb, village officials on Monday discussed restricting the activity. “We’re getting into that time of season,” Village Administrator Kevin Siferd told McComb...

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...