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Arlington seeking repairs to U.S. 68

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington officials want to get the attention of state lawmakers to find a long-term solution for repairing U.S. 68, which is Main Street in Arlington, Village Council said Monday. Village officials met recently with the Findlay...

Work continuing on new water tower

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Work is progressing on a new water tower in downtown McComb, Village Council said Monday. Sandblasting of the tower was finished this week, according to village officials, and coats of primer now will be applied. The $835,000 tower is...

Arcadia names new school chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The Arcadia school board has reached deep into southeastern Ohio to hire a new school superintendent. Bruce A. Kidder, superintendent since 2009 at Frontier Local Schools, near New Matamoras at the West Virginia border, was given a contract Tuesday...

Sheriff’s office to handle some NB emergency calls

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Some emergency phone calls in North Baltimore will be directed to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center, starting April 20. Village Council on Tuesday agreed to have 911 fire calls and EMS calls handled through...

Village junk pickup planned

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to hire a company for the annual village-wide junk pickup on May 8, but some changes may be considered to the program. The village will again hire J&N Haulers of Ada to haul away curbside junk...

School income tax before NB voters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school officials are asking voters to renew an income tax that will appear on the May ballot. School district voters will cast ballots on a 1 percent, five-year tax renewal. The tax generates $695,000 annually...

PH renewal levy on primary ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER HAMLER — Patrick Henry School District voters will be asked May 5 to renew a levy that helps pay for general expenses. On the ballot will be a 3.83-mill, three-year renewal levy, according to the Henry County Board of Elections. The tax...

NB board approves parking lot paving

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A Toledo company was awarded a contract Tuesday to lay asphalt on part of a parking area at the North Baltimore High School/Middle School. North Baltimore school board will pay Schoen Inc. $54,250 to pave some of the parking...

Joint fire district talks continuing

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Discussions are continuing about forming a joint fire district covering Portage and Pleasant townships, and the village of McComb. McComb Council on Monday met with township representatives during a session of council’s Police,...

North Baltimore Council revises brush pickup policies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week upgraded some policies regarding brush pickup. Separately, action was delayed on a proposed ordinance to regulate trains stopped at multiple village railroad crossings at the same time. Rules...