North Baltimore hires full-time EMS chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore officials announced Tuesday the hiring of a full-time chief for the village EMS, a newly-created job. Phil Walters Jr. will begin his duties as chief on Aug. 14. The salary for the new position was not available...

Mount Blanchard swimming pool reopens today

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Mount Blanchard’s community pool, closed after last week’s flooding, is scheduled to reopen today, pending an inspection. The swimming pool managers and other village volunteers have been cleaning the pool, which...

Arlington’s flood efforts praised by council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday praised village workers and others who aided the village during last weekend’s flood. “Thanks for all your work during the past week,” Mayor Michael Palmer said. “Thank you to...

State grant will help North Baltimore finish downtown waterline project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore has received a state grant to finish off a downtown waterline replacement, village officials announced Tuesday. The Ohio Public Works Commission will provide $132,808 for Phase 2 of the Main Street waterline...

Community reinvestment area proposed in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The idea of forming a community reinvestment area in McComb was aired at Monday’s Village Council meeting. A proposal by the Hancock Regional Planning Commission and the McComb Economic Development Organization would offer tax...

Arlington meeting canceled by lack of quorum

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington officials can only hope the third time’s the charm today. That’s because Village Council’s meeting that had been rescheduled for Thursday could not be held due to a lack of a quorum of council members....

North Baltimore school board OKs supplemental contracts

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday adopted some supplemental contracts for next school year. A dozen positions were filled, including varsity boys basketball coach Adam Burris, varsity baseball coach Marty Gazarek,...

McComb continuing to patch pool leaks

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The effort to find and fix leaks in the McComb community swimming pool is continuing, Village Council learned Monday. “We did find and patch a hole in the pool,” Mayor Chuck Latta said. But other leaks apparently remain....

Arcadia teachers getting pay raises

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board this week accepted a three-year deal with its teachers’ union. The agreement with the Arcadia Teachers Organization will increase teachers’ salaries by 2.5 percent in each of the three years. The...

Arcadia school board takes steps to upgrade buildings

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — After years of discussion, the Arcadia school board on Tuesday set in motion plans to upgrade its school buildings. The board will seek qualifications from interested architectural firms to design new classrooms to replace current...