Snow removal policies clarified

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday sought to clarify its snow policies following a weekend storm. Some residents and businesses shoveled snow from driveways onto village streets, which hampered snowplowing. Village plows struck those piles...

Progress: New water towers arise in two Hancock villages

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Water towers, sewer lines and park improvements have been occupying the attention of some village councils in Hancock County. Arcadia Council is obtaining grants for upgrading village storm sewers in the vicinity of South Main Street, to alleviate...

Progress: Putnam County moving some government offices

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer OTTAWA — New offices for Putnam County governmental services and the ongoing effort to attract new businesses have been keeping county officials busy. A former nursing home on Glandorf Road is being renovated to house county offices, according...

Progress: Bluffton DTR Industries to add research, development office

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s DTR Industries is expected to welcome its sister company, TRI Technical Center USA, in creating a research and development office at the Bluffton plant this year. This will allow the factory to do research and...

Progress: New village administrator, school chief take reins in North Baltimore

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — New faces were found in leadership roles in North Baltimore during 2014. Donna Dettling arrived from Michigan to take over for Kathy Healy, who retired as village administrator. Ryan Delaney took the reins at North Baltimore...

NB schools ‘sitting OK’ on calamity days

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore schools have used fewer weather “calamity days” than other area districts, the school board learned Tuesday. According to North Baltimore Superintendent Ryan Delaney, three weather calamity days have...

Fire department inspector selected

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb volunteer firefighter Caleb Quiroga was offered the post of fire inspector by Village Council on Monday. That duty has been handled by the McComb fire chief, but Portage and Pleasant townships trustees and McComb representatives...

Snowmobilers hurt early Sunday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER CAREY — Two friends were injured while riding snowmobiles in a field near Carey at 4:57 a.m. Sunday, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. One rider, Joseph A. Baltz, 33, of North Baltimore, was taken with an apparent broken leg to...

Recovery house meeting planned

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A press conference to discuss options for placing a proposed drug addiction recovery house in Findlay will be held today, the Findlay Ministerial Association announced. The press conference, which is open to the public, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at...

School considers use of blizzard bags

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — As frigid winter weather bore down on the area, the Arcadia school board was asked Wednesday to approve using “blizzard bags” so students can make up any additional days lost to bad weather. To date, the Arcadia School...