Findlay firm to replace Arlington waterlines

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — A Findlay firm will replace waterlines in a portion of Arlington, Village Council decided Monday. JDR Excavating was awarded a contract to replace waterlines along part of Main Cross Street and in the Sunset addition vicinity for...

Findlay woman ‘loved her independence’

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Judie Reed was worried because she hadn’t seen her friend, Alice Powell, in two weeks at the laundromat. Reed asked the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to check on her and arrived behind a sheriff’s cruiser at the rural Findlay home....

Open house scheduled for retiring school chief

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — An open house has been scheduled to honor the North Baltimore schools superintendent, who is retiring. The event — open to the public — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the board office,...

Village pool not expected to open until next week

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Swimmers wanting to take that first splash into the Arlington community swimming pool this season will have to wait a bit longer. That’s because the village swimming pool that had been slated to open this week probably...

Abandoned business discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to take steps toward paving the way for a Cygnet company to take ownership of a blighted, abandoned business off Broadway. Bates Recycling has expressed interest in obtaining and...

Council discusses break-ins at park

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — A recent break-in at a concession stand at the Arlington Park was discussed Monday by Village Council. Candy, a hot dog roller and other foods were stolen after a door was broken. The theft is being investigated by the Hancock County...

NB hires varsity basketball coaches

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — New varsity head basketball coaches for the girls and boys teams were hired Tuesday by the North Baltimore school board. Adam Burris will lead the girls squad, taking the reins from Greg Frost. “We’re excited”...

Council hears utility bill complaints

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore residents expressed frustration Tuesday about increases in water and sewer bills, even for those who are using less water. Residents had braced for higher bills in the wake of a recent hike in sewer rates, but...

Arlington may purchase grass truck

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday considered legislation to purchase a Fire Department transportation truck. Commonly known as a grass truck, the vehicle would cost about $33,755 and replace a 1967 model, according to village officials. In...

NB Council may adjust sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Responding to public criticism of a recent hike in sewer rates, North Baltimore Council may adjust its rate structure. During an informal committee-of-the-whole session Tuesday, Village Council pondered options to ease the...