NB wants prior notice before crossing repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council will consider a proposal to require railroads to give advance notice before closing a crossing for repairs. The village has been frustrated by multiple crossings being closed at the same time, causing...

Arlington to auction grass fire vehicle

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council agreed Monday to auction off a grass fire truck. The 1969 Chevy truck became available for sale when council recently purchased a newer grass truck. Fire Chief Al Latta suggested a public auction be held, rather...

North Baltimore board approves sale of acreage

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to proceed with selling part of the former high school property to a car dealership. By a 3-1 vote, the school board authorized selling two of the four acres at the former school site...

Water treatment project planned

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday set in motion plans to improve the village’s water treatment facility, a project that would necessitate a water rate hike. The village has hired Utility Service Group, based in Atlanta, to draw up plans...

Replacement of windows considered

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board Wednesday took a step toward replacing the aging windows in the school district’s buildings. RCM Architects of Findlay has been tapped to design plans and prepare bid specifications for new windows. For...

Rezoning of old school site moving forward

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Reineke Motors’ plan to add parking spaces at the site of the former North Baltimore High School is moving forward. Village Council on Tuesday was informed the village Planning Commission had approved an application for...

Arlington waterline work nearly finished

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Waterline replacement on a portion of Main Cross Street and in the Sunset Addition is nearing completion, Village Council heard Monday. By the end of this week, the new waterlines should installed, according to village Engineer Kevin...

Second meeting planned on movie theater

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A second public meeting has been scheduled for next week to discuss saving North Baltimore’s single-screen movie theater. The Virginia Motion Pictures theater, 119 N. Main St., has been shuttered since July 31 as its...

School property sale put on hold

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The sale of part of the former North Baltimore High School property is in limbo after two school board members Wednesday questioned the handling and legality of the deal. In a special session called by board member Jaimye...

Work needed on police office ceiling

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Aging ceiling tile in a room at the McComb Police Department will receive attention, Village Council agreed Monday. Pieces of a drop ceiling inside the department are beginning to fall, according to Police Chief Greg Smith. Computers...