Arlington Council discusses aging water meters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — An Arlington councilman on Monday urged his peers to consider replacing aging water meters in the village as a cost-saving measure. Casey Glick, the new water and sewer superintendent, presented council with a meter taken from a...

North Baltimore school district receives donations

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A recent spate of good fortune at North Baltimore High School/Middle School was detailed Tuesday to the school district board. “We’ve got a lot to be thankful for,” high school Principal Bob Falkenstein told...

Bennett’s responds to McComb letter

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A lawyer representing a shuttered downtown business with repair problems has offered a response, Village Council announced Monday. McComb Council earlier this month asked the owners of the vacant Bennett’s Furniture Town buildings...

North Baltimore awards waterline contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A Monroeville company was awarded a contract Tuesday to replace waterlines in a portion of downtown Main Street in North Baltimore. Underground Utilities Inc. will be paid $160,948 to replace aging waterlines on Main Street...

Arlington approves raising sewer, water rates next year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Village water and sewer rates will rise in January. The Arlington Board of Public Affairs informed Village Council on Monday that there will be a 10 percent increase in water rates. Revenue has been declining since 2010, in part...

McComb woman sentenced for ramming water dispensary

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A McComb woman has been sentenced for driving into a water dispensary station this month at the McComb village park, then leaving the accident scene. Taylor Knopf, 22, was charged by the McComb Police Department with a misdemeanor count...

Architectural firms address Arcadia school board about addition

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Two competing architectural firms on Tuesday stated their credentials for designing an addition to the Arcadia school building. The Arcadia school board wants to add classrooms, while replacing 30-year-old “temporary”...

McComb park gets AARP grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday welcomed donations for village park improvements. An AARP grant of $20,000 will go toward two new drinking fountains, park benches and special needs playground equipment, according to Councilwoman Carol Cary....

North Baltimore Council considers water tower project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to meet with a Bowling Green engineering firm to discuss building a new water tower. The first of three required readings was given to an ordinance to hire Poggemeyer Design Group to...

McComb motorist charged with ramming water dispensary

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A McComb motorist is facing a misdemeanor charge after allegedly ramming a water dispensary station at the village park last week before leaving the crash scene, McComb police reported. Taylor Knopf, 22, was arrested Saturday for...