Heat tape to be applied to village waterline

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — To help protect against freezing, heat tape will be applied to a waterline at Arlington’s water treatment plant, Village Council was told Monday. A well line leading into the water treatment plant froze a month ago, a problem...

Local traffic fatalities show increase in 2014

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic accidents in Findlay and Hancock County edged upward in 2014. Fatal alcohol-related crashes also increased. According to local law enforcement, nine traffic deaths were reported on county and city roads last year....

McComb officials looking ahead to 2015 projects

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — During its final meeting of the year, McComb Council on Monday gave attention to some projects for 2015. Paperwork has been submitted by McComb officials to apply for a $138,000 grant from the Orton Foundation. Other Hancock County...

Board OKs contract for new windows

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — A Bellevue firm was awarded a contract Wednesday to replace Arcadia school buildings’ aging windows. Capital Aluminum and Glass submitted the lone bid, which included a base bid of $435,000. Alternative packages could be added....

City man indicted for rape

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A Findlay man was indicted by the Hancock County grand jury Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman last week, according to common pleas court documents. Alberto Garcia, 31, was charged with a first-degree felony count of rape. The indictment alleged...

Council OKs surcharge on some emergency runs

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday approved legislation to add fees to fire and emergency medical runs involving non-residents. Hourly rates will be charged for runs involving fire and rescue equipment, ranging from $150 an...

Two top administrators plan to retire

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Next year, the Arcadia school board next will be tasked with finding replacements for two of the top administrators in the school district. During its regular board meeting on Wednesday, the board is scheduled to be presented with the...

Hearing on community plan Wednesday

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A public meeting will be held to review McComb’s application for a grant to plan the village’s future. Some Hancock County villages and townships are vying for a $138,000 grant from the Orton Foundation to develop a game...

Accident response surcharge proposed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday discussed levying a surcharge for dispatching fire equipment to certain traffic accidents. Legislation is being considered to charge an additional 15 percent to non-village residents involved...

Arlington officials discuss problems with water system

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Water plant and waterline headaches drew Arlington Village Council’s scrutiny Monday. A well line leading into the water treatment plant froze recently, according to Water and Sewer Superintendent Rick Monday. A similar problem...