McComb awarded grant for park improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A state grant will benefit the McComb village park, Village Council learned Monday. A NatureWorks grant of $28,832 will pay for a new storage facility and security cameras at the park, Village Administrator Kevin Siferd said. The items...

North Baltimore voters decide council, school board positions

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Races for seats on Village Council and the district school board in North Baltimore were decided Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections. Five candidates ran for four available seats on...

Henry County voters reject two out of three levies

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Henry County voters renewed a levy Tuesday for county disabilities services, but narrowly rejected a larger senior citizens agency levy. Also, a levy renewal for the Patrick Henry School District narrowly lost. All vote totals...

Arlington residents oppose Dollar General store

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — About a dozen Arlington residents told Village Council on Monday they do not want a Dollar General store to come to the village. Company representatives have made an inquiry to the village about rezoning two properties at 219 and 261...

Future of CSX impacts district’s budget outlook

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — News that CSX intends to scale back operations at its railyard near North Baltimore has impacted the school district’s funding outlook, the school board learned Tuesday. Few details have been released by CSX pertaining to...

Vandalism reported at McComb park

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Village park issues consumed McComb Council’s attention Monday, including vandalism to recently installed cement pads. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd said shortly after the cement was poured, graffiti was found on sidewalks,...

Arcadia school officials discuss renovation plans

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board heard Wednesday that a proposal to renovate school buildings may have to be altered. The board and the Findlay architectural firm of RCM have been talking about adding classrooms, along with other renovations....

North Baltimore hires firm to plan Safe Routes projects

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday asked a Bowling Green engineering company to prepare plans for Safe Routes to School projects. In April 2016, the village was awarded a $307,349 Safe Routes to School grant from the Ohio...

Arlington considers parking restrictions

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A former Arlington mayor asked Village Council on Monday to take its time in considering an ordinance to restrict parking on sections of some streets. Council gave the first reading to an ordinance to prohibit parking on the south...

Henry County agencies seeking levies

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Countywide funding requests by a senior citizens agency and a county disabilities board will appear on the ballot in Henry County this November. The Patrick-Henry School District also has a tax request before voters. The Henry County...