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North Baltimore finance director to step down April 27

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday started the search for a new finance officer. Chris Kirk submitted his resignation, effective April 27. He thanked council for allowing him to serve the village for five years. Separately, a...

Virginia theater announces closing

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The final curtain is expected to come down on North Baltimore’s 80-year-old movie theater next month. North Baltimore Virginia Motion Pictures will show its last film in early May, according to company officials....

Tree-trimming planned in Arlington

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council discussed a variety of upcoming village tasks on Monday. American Electric Power workers will be trimming tree limbs in the village during the next few weeks to keep branches away from wires. Orange AEP trucks will...

McComb Council reinstates auxiliary police force

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday reinstated its auxiliary police force. Applications are being accepted for the auxiliary department, which was disbanded in the late 1970s. Council voted 5-1 to reinstate the auxiliary force, with Councilman Jim...

Wood County voters to see park levy renewal on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — A park levy is the lone countywide issue that will appear on the May ballot in Wood County. The levy campaign seeks the renewal of an existing 1-mill levy that is set to expire at the end of the year, according to the Wood County...

Public input sought for North Baltimore grant proposal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday announced another public meeting will be held to get public input about a grant to address neighborhood needs. The next public hearing will be at 7 p.m. April 10 in the municipal building....

Arlington to replace village building locks

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday appropriated funds to replace interior and exterior locks at the village municipal building. Plans call for installing seven keypad locks at a cost not to exceed $5,300. One benefit of the keypad system is...

Senior center, school levies on Henry ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — On the May ballot, Patrick Henry schools and the Henry County Senior Citizen Center are seeking voter approval of tax levies that were snubbed by the electorate in November. The Henry County Senior Citizen Center is requesting an...

Donations mounting for new scoreboards in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Donations are rolling in to fund two new scoreboards at two ball diamonds in the village park, McComb Council heard Monday. Village officials said $6,483 in pledges have been collected to date from residents, businesses and the American...

Arcadia reviews sports teams survey results

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Wednesday was presented the results of a district survey that sought input on the needs of athletic teams. Adding a competitive gym, updating the football field, improving the visitor bleachers, and newer...