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...

Search extended for Arlington water plant superintendent

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday decided to extend its search for a new water and sewer plant superintendent. Thursday had been the deadline for applications, but no applications have been received, village officials said Monday. Rick...

Village proceeds with waterline work

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — With aging waterlines having been replaced in one portion of North Baltimore’s downtown, construction plans will proceed with the second step, village officials said Tuesday. The first section covered waterlines on Main...

Arlington community swimming pool opens

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The Arlington community swimming pool is open for business, Village Council announced Monday. After fixing problems with the pump, the village then had to reach the proper chemical levels in the pool. “The pool is finally...

Junk collection day deemed successful

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington’s revised village junk collection held earlier this month was deemed a success, village officials said. The collection of designated items was held at the village park. This year’s program replaced the annual...

Rural Deshler man faces abduction charge

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A rural Deshler man is being held in the Hancock County jail after allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will as he drove her in a car Saturday evening, authorities reported. Joseph Casey Burns, 30, was arrested on a charge of abduction, a...

Donation to pay for North Baltimore school supplies

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — For the eighth consecutive year, an anonymous donor will pay for some school materials for Powell Elementary School students, the North Baltimore school board heard Tuesday. A donation of $10,000 will pay for consumable...

McComb street resurfacing contract awarded

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A Portage company was awarded a contract Monday to resurface designated sections of McComb’s streets this summer. Morlock Asphalt will be paid $182,535 for the job. Five area contractors submitted bids. Separately, McComb Council...