Board considers renewal of 1 percent income tax

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday started the process of placing an income tax renewal on the May ballot. The board approved submission of a resolution of necessity to the Ohio Tax Commissioner to verify the revenue...

Council approves hike in water rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Water rates in McComb will rise starting in January, according to an ordinance approved Monday by Village Council. The minimum monthly water bill will be increased by $10.69. The rate hike is needed to pay for upgrades to the water...

Seven people indicted on felony drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Seven people were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week on charges involving the sale and possession of cocaine and heroin. Ira B. Mason, 28, of Findlay, was indicted on four counts of trafficking in heroin. Three were filed as...

Arcadia seeking bids for windows

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Harsh winds howled against — and through — window panes of a room where the Arcadia school board held its regular meeting Wednesday, a not-so-subtle reminder of the condition of the old windows in the school...

Council takes initial step toward granting rezoning

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday gave the initial reading to an ordinance to rezone two acres at the former North Baltimore High School on Second Street. Reineke Motors wants to purchase the land for parking space. A recent...

Village may hire interim fiscal officer

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — As a search for a new fiscal officer continues in Arlington, Village Council might consider hiring an interim officer. Earlier this month, Donna Corbin resigned the post, effective Nov. 30, citing personal reasons. Council heard...

Repairs are continuing at village treatment plant

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Repairs at the wastewater treatment plant in McComb are ongoing, Village Council was told Monday. In recent weeks, sludge has been removed from the tank at the sewage plant in order to determine the facility’s condition. Damaged...

Wood commissioner seat goes to Herringshaw

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — A Wood County commissioner cruised to another term Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections. Meanwhile, voters approved ballot initiatives for the county library and mental health services....

Hancock County villages approve levies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Arlington voters on Tuesday approved a pair of levies for its volunteer Fire Department. Unofficial results from the Hancock County Board of Elections show voter approval of an additional 1-mill levy for five years by a tally of 277 to 106. The levy...

Allen County judge re-elected

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer LIMA — Allen County voters on Tuesday retained a probate judge, according to unofficial election returns. Common Pleas Probate Judge Glenn Derryberry, a Democrat, outdistanced Republican challenger Carlene Huston-Kinworthy by a vote margin of...