NB school board hires special services director

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To streamline special education services and save money, the North Baltimore school board on Tuesday hired a special services director. The director will oversee the services once administered by three supervisors from the Wood...

McComb approves participation in joint fire district

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District is closer to becoming a reality. McComb Council on Monday approved a resolution agreeing to form a fire district with Pleasant and Portage townships. The district will pool resources and taxing...

Board reaffirms principal’s hiring

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — During a special session Tuesday, the Arcadia school board narrowly reaffirmed its choice of a new high school principal. The vote was taken to remedy a procedural error made at the school board’s May 20 meeting, when Bill...

Damage reported at village ballfields

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council will decide what repairs a co-ed softball league will be responsible for as a result of recent damage to soggy ballfields at the village park. Five members associated with Arlington co-ed softball league, which...

Arcadia school board appoints athletic directors

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — To lessen the workload of the athletic director, the Arcadia school board Wednesday hired two coaches to serve as co-directors. Derek Uitto, who is a Redskins baseball coach and former athletic director, and basketball coach Paul Dunn...

Storms causing sewer backups in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Recent heavy rains have overwhelmed sewer lines in McComb and caused sewage to back up on some properties, Village Council heard Monday. This is a common occurrence during storms, village officials say. Council intends to upgrade the...

Leaky roof dampens fire hall

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Heavy rains last weekend seeped into the North Baltimore fire hall, Village Council was told Tuesday. The Fire Department’s roof has been an ongoing aggravation to North Baltimore officials. “Our roof is leaking...

Liquor option may be on fall ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — A petition drive will begin today in a section of Arlington in an effort to bring a wine shop to East Liberty Street, Village Council was told Monday. About 102 signatures from residents in the Madison East precinct are required on...

Unpaid sewage bills worry Jenera Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Jenera leaders are looking for a solution to the growing number of delinquent sewage bills in the village. Overdue bills with some customers are nothing new in the village, according to officials, but the issue is beginning to concern Jenera Council,...

School board buys laptops for student use

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Students in three North Baltimore elementary grades will find new laptops when they return to class next fall. The North Baltimore school board Tuesday agreed to spend $81,540 for 240 new Acer Chromebooks, along with software...