NB board approves parking lot paving

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A Toledo company was awarded a contract Tuesday to lay asphalt on part of a parking area at the North Baltimore High School/Middle School. North Baltimore school board will pay Schoen Inc. $54,250 to pave some of the parking...

Joint fire district talks continuing

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Discussions are continuing about forming a joint fire district covering Portage and Pleasant townships, and the village of McComb. McComb Council on Monday met with township representatives during a session of council’s Police,...

North Baltimore Council revises brush pickup policies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week upgraded some policies regarding brush pickup. Separately, action was delayed on a proposed ordinance to regulate trains stopped at multiple village railroad crossings at the same time. Rules...

Arlington Main Street work needed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — As warmer weather arrived Monday, Arlington Council gave attention to street repairs, pool matters and village festival plans. After the recent thaw, village officials said, several spots where pavement repairs are needed are visible...

Upper Sandusky street sinkhole damages 2 cars

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — A sinkhole that opened up early Saturday in an Upper Sandusky street damaged two autos, including a police cruiser, and blocked a portion of East Wyandot Avenue over the weekend, city police said. Police on Sunday said the...

‘Safe Rides’ starting Saturday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Those who party too much during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration can phone for a “Safe Ride Home” in Hancock County and Findlay, starting Saturday. Organizers of “Safe Ride Home” have announced a schedule for the free...

Five facing drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Five people were indicted on various drug charges Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. James E. Armour, 65, of Columbus, is facing two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one third-degree felony and one second-degree felony. According to...

Village to start up police canine unit

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — An anonymous donor will fund the creation of a canine unit for the McComb Police Department, Village Council heard Monday. According to council members, the donor will provide $25,000 to $30,000 to establish a trust fund that will pay...

Area juvenile facing drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer DESHLER — A two-county drug investigation has led to the arrest of a former North Baltimore youth, according to the North Baltimore Police Department. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests may be coming, North Baltimore Police...

North Baltimore awarded grant for radios

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore has been awarded a state grant of $47,322 for fire department radios and equipment, Village Council heard Tuesday. The funds from the State Fire Marshal’s Office will pay for radios and related equipment...