State funds sought for street repaving

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — State funds are being sought to resurface a portion of North Main Street in Arcadia, village officials said Monday. Arcadia Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the town hall, 104 S. Gibson St., to consider a...

North Baltimore schools report good start to year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Except for a kindergarten student who stayed too long on a school bus, North Baltimore school officials Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to the new academic year. “We’re off to a great, great...

Skating rink proposal tabled

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Plans for adding a skating rink at the McComb park have been put on ice, Village Council decided Monday. Preliminary ideas from council’s Parks Committee called for installing a portable ice rink over tennis courts at the park...

Arlington hires engineers for Main Street project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A Findlay firm this week was given the green light to begin preparing design plans for improving North Main Street through Arlington. Engineers with Blanchard Design Associates will be paid $11,000 to start initial plans for pavement...

Arlington village official steps down

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council is searching for a new street commissioner, village officials announced Monday. On Aug. 4, Kyle Crist submitted his letter of resignation, which will go into effect Friday. According to village officials, Crist has...

Arcadia board OKs equipment repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board on Tuesday authorized a package of repairs to school building equipment. J.L. Mechanical Services of Perrysburg will be paid $17,989 for three projects. The board wants to replace a feed water tank to the building...

McComb considers ice rink

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb residents may be able to lace on the ice skates during the winter at the village park, according to preliminary ideas discussed Monday by Village Council. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd presented his thoughts about installing...

NB awarded grant for downtown work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A state grant will help finance a portion of North Baltimore’s push to upgrade its downtown, Village Council heard Tuesday. An Ohio Public Works grant of $289,951 will pay for replacement of a waterline along Main Street...

Park, pool levy headed to ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington voters this fall will decide the fate of a levy to finance projects at the community swimming pool and village park. Arlington Council on Monday agreed to place a five-year, 2-mill levy on the November ballot. If approved,...

Arlington woman brought music to the lives of others

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer What began with a young girl playing around on the family piano grew into a love affair with music that was shared with many others. At the age of 3 or 4, Sharon Buess was “messing around” on the piano, according to her older sister, and...