Village seeks bids for pool repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Swimming pool and village park projects dominated Arlington Council’s attention Monday. Council is grappling with finding competitive firms to fix bad concrete at the swimming pool. Alvada Construction has provided a quote of...

Metcalfe named board president

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Thursday named Eric Metcalfe as board president for 2017. Board member Carol Metzger was selected as vice president for the year. The board agreed to continue holding its meetings on the third Wednesday of...

Thomas picked to head North Baltimore board

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board Tuesday selected a board president and discussed achievements by the district. Tami Thomas was selected by her peers as board president for 2017. The school board also welcomed its new district...

NB Council approves job creation incentive

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week set in motion a program to help spur economic growth in the village. Village Council enacted an economic development job creation incentive to reward businesses and industries that create new...

Fewer fire runs reported last year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Runs handled by the Arlington Fire Department declined in 2016, Village Council learned Tuesday. Submitting his annual fire report, Fire Chief Al Latta said his department handled 65 fire and other emergency calls in the...

Fatal crashes in county nearly double in 2016

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer The number of people who were killed in traffic accidents in Hancock County during 2016 almost doubled from the previous year, according to local law enforcement. Figures from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office show that 18 people died in 16...

North Baltimore school board hires new treasurer

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A University of Findlay graduate has been tabbed as the next treasurer of the North Baltimore School District. Steven Stewart, an Elmwood High School graduate who is a member of the University of Findlay’s class of 2014,...

Longtime North Baltimore solicitor retiring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A village solicitor who has worked under eight mayors in North Baltimore officially retired Tuesday. Chet Marcin, 72, is leaving the position after 42 years. He was hired as solicitor for North Baltimore in 1974, working with...

Slippery Saturday roads keep sheriff’s office occupied

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Icy roadways on Saturday occupied the time of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, according to incident reports. A rural Rawson woman was injured in a single-car mishap near the Hancock/Putnam county line at 9:09 a.m. Saturday. Jacqueline...

McComb’s outdoor ice rink opens to skaters Monday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — While many have dreaded recent frigid temperatures, the cold was welcome news Monday for ice skaters itching to try out a new ice rink at McComb’s village park. Thanks to donors, an 84-foot by 92-foot rink kit was placed over the...