NB school board fills vacant seat

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school board on Tuesday selected Jeremy Sharninghouse to fill a vacant seat on the board. Russell Bretz stepped down last month because he was moving to Columbus. His term expires at the end of 2017. The school...

Joint fire district names new chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A new McComb area fire chief was introduced Monday to Village Council. Anthony Stateler, who has been serving as interim chief of the Northwest Hancock Fire District since April, will head the fire department. Born and raised in McComb,...

Fines may be paid through phone, internet

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Paying that speeding ticket you acquired after ignoring the speed limit on U.S. 68 just got a bit easier. The Findlay Municipal Court this month rolled out a program to allow tickets, bonds and other court costs to be paid online and over the...

Arlington takes step to put park levy on ballot this fall

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Village Council took the first step toward placing a continuing levy before Arlington voters this fall to fund upkeep of the village park and community pool. During a special meeting Friday, Arlington Council agreed to ask the...

Arlington to consider park levy request

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The future of Arlington’s community swimming pool and park will be the lone topic today when Village Council meets in a special session. Arlington Council will consider placing a park and pool improvement levy before voters...

Arlington considers pool, park repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRTER ARLINGTON — Pressing financial matters involving the condition of Main Street and the community swimming pool consumed Village Council’s time Monday. Attention must be given to the pool, and council may consider asking residents to finance...

Roof work nearly done at NB municipal building

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Replacing a leaky roof over the North Baltimore municipal building is nearly done. Helms Construction of Findlay began the repairs in late May. The firm was awarded a contract of $173,900 for the work. “Looks like at...

NB police investigate home invasion report

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Some items were recovered Wednesday in Hancock County from a purse taken during a Tuesday night home invasion in North Baltimore, village police said. A gun may have been displayed during the home invasion, police said....

Two Safe Routes to School grants awarded to McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb students will have a safer route to school, thanks to two state grants that were announced Monday by the village Police Department. Safe Routes to School, operated through the Ohio Department of Transportation, has awarded McComb...

Arlington trimming pool hours

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — The hours of the Arlington community swimming pool have been reduced this week while Village Council searches for solutions to bolster the number of lifeguards. On Thursday, the pool will be open only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it...