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Dobbins appointed Arcadia principal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Wednesday selected a new high school principal. Bill Dobbins, principal at Hopewell-Loudon High School, was granted a two-year contract at a salary of $82,500. The board voted 4-1 to hire Dobbins. Board...

Elimination of tax credit proceeding

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council is considering legislation to change the village income tax to help finance a revamped village emergency medical service. Council on Tuesday gave the second of three required readings to an ordinance...

Village officials hear details about proposed wine shop

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Details of a new wine shop which may open in Arlington are emerging, Village Council heard Monday. A petition drive will be held this summer to permit the sale of alcohol at the East Liberty Street business. A liquor option could...

New water tank nearly in operation

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb Council was awash with various water topics Monday. Work is nearing completion on a new, 100,000-gallon downtown water tower, village officials said. Painting and chlorine spraying have been finished, and water is being added, a...

Council discusses pothole, curb work

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — As warmer weather finally arrived, McComb Council on Monday was updated on curb replacement and pothole repairs. Quotes are being obtained to replace deteriorating curbs on a section of Bond Street, according to village officials. The...

Repairing U.S. 68 focus of meeting

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington and state transportation officials have scheduled a public meeting to discuss long-term solutions for repairing U.S. 68, which also serves as Main Street in Arlington. The heavily-traveled stretch has been patched in recent...

Erase addiction stigma, panelists say

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Education, communication and erasing the stigma of drug abuse are some tools needed for helping heroin users, according to former addicts, a police chief and a mother. The Wood County Opiate Task Force hosted a public forum...

Village to apply for federal grant

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Safety issues dominated North Baltimore Council’s attention Tuesday. Village Council will seek a grant/loan package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help purchase a police cruiser and an emergency medical...

Arlington seeking repairs to U.S. 68

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington officials want to get the attention of state lawmakers to find a long-term solution for repairing U.S. 68, which is Main Street in Arlington, Village Council said Monday. Village officials met recently with the Findlay...

Work continuing on new water tower

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Work is progressing on a new water tower in downtown McComb, Village Council said Monday. Sandblasting of the tower was finished this week, according to village officials, and coats of primer now will be applied. The $835,000 tower is...