North Baltimore school board, council races set

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore voters will decide races for Village Council and school board in November’s general election, according to the Wood County Board of Elections. Candidates were certified this week by the elections board. In...

Junk complaints aired to McComb Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council fielded complaints from village residents Monday about junk-filled, trashy properties. Concerns raised included a “trashy” property on South Main Street with weeds, junk vehicles and other debris. Another...

Pump to be replaced at Arlington retention pond

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to have a Galion firm replace a pump at a retention pond at Apple Blossom Lane. Buckeye Pump will be paid $4,005 for a new pump that will take the place of a 10-year-old pump that needed to be...

North Baltimore plans to replace water tower

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday started plans for replacing one of the two water towers in the village. The Bowling Green engineering company of Poggemeyer Design Group will be asked to design the tower, which will be...

Arlington appoints water, sewer plant chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council this week selected a new water and sewer plant superintendent. Casey Glick was tabbed to fill the position. He will replace Rick Monday, who has announced that he intends to retire on Sept. 1. Following a closed...

North Baltimore investigating vehicle break-ins

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore police are investigating reports of an estimated 35 unlocked vehicles being ransacked in the village this week, officials said Thursday. Police first started getting reports from residents about vehicle...

State won’t cut funding to North Baltimore schools

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Breathing a collective sigh of relief, the North Baltimore school board on Tuesday learned the state would not be cutting funding to the district. Anticipating a reduction of $150,000, North Baltimore was informed that state...

Police question suspect in recent McComb vehicle break-ins

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A suspect has been questioned regarding last week’s rash of vehicle break-ins in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. Last Thursday, the McComb Police Department received several calls of unlocked autos being entered and items...

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...