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Water, sewer chief leaving Arlington

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — One of Arlington Council’s first tasks of the new year will be to find a new water and sewage superintendent. Casey Glick stepped down last month to take another job, village officials said Wednesday. Village Council said a...

North Baltimore council members sworn into office

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — During its first session of the new year, North Baltimore Council on Tuesday welcomed two new council members and two familiar council faces, who each won election last fall. Sworn into office by Mayor Janet Goldner were...

Hancock County’s traffic fatalities plunge in 2017

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal accidents on roadways in Hancock County and Findlay declined significantly in 2017 from the previous year. Four travelers perished on local roadways last year, down from 18 who died in 2016, according to the Hancock County...

Two injured in weekend accidents

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Holiday weekend traffic accidents in Findlay and Hancock County injured two people, authorities report. A three-vehicle crash injured one motorist in the 500 block of West Bigelow Avenue at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, the Findlay Police Department reported....

Levy renewal request discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school officials are taking steps to place a levy renewal before school district voters next spring. The school board on Wednesday set in motion a resolution of necessity to calculate the millage needed for a renewal emergency...

North Baltimore Council raises rates for EMS runs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — During its final meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, North Baltimore Council hiked emergency medical service rates. Basic EMS runs will increase from $525 to $550. Advanced Livesaving 1 runs will jump from $600 to $750 while Advanced...

McComb Council considers pay hike proposal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council’s Finance Committee on Monday recommended 2 percent pay hikes for full-time municipal workers beginning next year. Village Council next month is expected to vote on the pay recommendation and make any raise...

North Baltimore Council OKs pay hikes

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Pay hikes for 2018 for municipal workers in North Baltimore were granted Tuesday by Village Council. Full-time employees will see a 1 percent increase in their paychecks next year. Councilmen Ty Carles and Rich Rose, who...

Arlington Council grappling with burned house

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Almost a year after a fire damaged a house at 501 N. Main St. in Arlington, Village Council is still grappling with how to clear the mess. The Dec. 13, 2016, fire left an eyesore and created debris for neighbors to experience....

Work underway on school ball fields

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board was told Tuesday about upgrades to the new ball fields. Fifty tons of dirt were placed on a ball field recently, according to Superintendent Ryan Delaney. Wi-fi has been added to a field house...