Officials close pallet fire investigation

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — No criminal intent was uncovered in an investigation of a fire last month at a North Baltimore pallet yard, prompting this case to be closed, authorities said Tuesday. The enormous, late-night blaze occurred on July 17 in the...

Maintenance issues discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council handled an array of maintenance issues Monday, including repairs at the water plant’s clear well tank and at the village park. Minor cracks are being sealed this week on the clear well tank that holds finished...

Councilman urges village to have bottled water on supply

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Not wanting to suffer a water shortage crisis recently experienced by the Toledo area, a McComb councilman Monday urged his peers to have bottled water ready for village residents. Bottled water was a highly coveted item in the Toledo...

Two people suffer injuries in Sunday morning crashes

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a pair of injury traffic accidents Sunday morning in Orange and Madison township. A Bluffton bicyclist suffered a broken arm during an accident at 7:37 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Orange...

Owner planning fundraising drive to save theater

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Is it “The Last Picture Show” for North Baltimore’s single-screen movie theater? The owner of the Virginia Motion Pictures theater held a public forum Wednesday inside the downtown building to announce a...

Officials praise firefighting efforts

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Fire and rescue matters drew much of North Baltimore Council’s attention Tuesday. Village officials praised the efforts of firefighters, emergency medical service workers and police who responded to a huge conflagration...

Arlington looking at ways to grow

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Meetings are being scheduled with Arlington community leaders to “brainstorm” ideas for the village’s future. Village Council on Monday was told the initial meeting has been slated for noon Aug. 20 at Jac and...

NB board OKs ‘blizzard bag’ use

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — As the mercury reached 90 degrees Tuesday, the North Baltimore school board was discussing blizzard bags. During the recent harsh winter, Ohio schools exceeded the limit of “calamity days” allowed by state law....

Arlington voters to see fire levies

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to place two levies on the fall ballot to fund Fire Department equipment and trucks. A new 1-mill levy for five years will be sought to pay for equipment such as a fire truck or a water tanker for...

McComb’s doctor retiring this year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A McComb-based doctor is retiring from his practice, but plans call for keeping the medical facility open, Village Council announced Monday. Dr. James Doone is retiring in September. In the summer of 2001, Blanchard Valley Health System...