New water tower built

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb’s new water tower has been erected and should be ready for service in mid-June, Village Council heard Monday. Welding of the 100,000-gallon tower has been done, Village Administrator Kevin Siferd said. In the spring,...

Snow, wind hampering motorists

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Swirling and blowing snow — along with some fog — caused headaches for travelers Sunday. Level one weather alerts were issued in Hancock, Putnam, Hardin, Allen and Seneca counties Sunday night. The weather alert asks drivers to use caution...

TV Goes Dark?

Raylan Givens: I think the question you should ask is whether I care if you ride out of here cuffed in the back of my car or get carried out of here in a coroner’s bag. The answer is me and dead owls don’t give a hoot. One of my favorite TV shows,...

NB Council criticizes snow removal work

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Snow removal by village workers in North Baltimore drew criticism Tuesday from Village Council. Village Administrator Donna Dettling, expressing frustration, said the issue would be addressed. “The safety of the citizens...

Village out of the running for grant program

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington is out of the running for an economic development grant, Village Council was told Monday. The “Heart and Soul” grant, handled through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, will award $138,000 to the...

North Baltimore won’t seek EMS tax issue this spring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore voters will not see a levy on the May ballot to provide more money for the village emergency medical service. During a special session Thursday, Village Council scrapped plans to place a tax issue on the primary...

Arcadia board to seek levy renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia School District voters will be asked May 5 to renew an emergency levy. The Arcadia school board on Wednesday agreed to place the 3-mill levy on the ballot. The levy, which generates $305,000 annually for operating expenses, has...

NB school board elects 2015 officers

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Tami Thomas on Tuesday was named president of the North Baltimore school board for 2015. During its first session of the year, the board also chose board member Russell Bretz to serve as vice president. The board agreed to...

New water tower under construction

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The dome of McComb’s new water tower has been set in place and welding is underway, Village Council learned Monday. Workers set the dome on the tower Saturday. The 135-foot-tall water tower, located downtown, has a 100,000-gallon...

NB considers emergency service levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council may ask voters to pay for staffing an emergency medical service squad. Last year, the village began a transition from a volunteer squad to paid staff members in an effort to provide quicker coverage....