Unpaid sewage bills worry Jenera Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Jenera leaders are looking for a solution to the growing number of delinquent sewage bills in the village. Overdue bills with some customers are nothing new in the village, according to officials, but the issue is beginning to concern Jenera Council,...

School board buys laptops for student use

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Students in three North Baltimore elementary grades will find new laptops when they return to class next fall. The North Baltimore school board Tuesday agreed to spend $81,540 for 240 new Acer Chromebooks, along with software...

Name approved for new fire district

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A proposed joint fire district for the McComb vicinity has a name, Village Council learned Monday. The district, covering Pleasant and Portage townships, and McComb, will be known as the Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District....

Principal’s hiring comes under fire

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board Wednesday tabled a motion to show support for a high school principal it had recently hired. Emerging from a lengthy executive session, the board tabled a request by newly-hired Superintendent Bruce Kidder...

Energy program proceeding

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday began the process of launching an energy aggregation program. During last month’s primary election, Arlington voters approved an issue to permit American Electric Power customers in the village to...

Old water tower to be torn down

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb’s old water tower is slated to come down within two weeks, Village Council learned Monday. A new, 100,000-gallon downtown water tower was put into service recently, allowing for demolition of the old tower. Separately,...

Council approves EMS funding

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — After being told a vote taken last month was made in error, North Baltimore Council approved legislation Tuesday to continue funding the village’s emergency medical service for this year. Last month, as Council President...

Spring trash pickup costs increase

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Taken aback by a higher bill for this year’s spring trash pickup, Village Council on Monday considered making changes. Each year, council sets aside one day in May for a trash-hauling service to collect junk left at curbside by...

Anonymous donation to go to school supplies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — An anonymous donor again will pay the tab for some school supplies for North Baltimore elementary students next school year, the district school board heard Tuesday. It will be the sixth consecutive year that this donor will...

Neighbors alert residents to fire

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER VANLUE — Fire officials are crediting two Biglick Township brothers for rescuing their neighbors from a blaze that heavily damaged a home and small storage shed at 2:37 a.m. Monday. The fire started in a detached storage area and then spread to...