NB considers EMS contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday considered legislation that calls for the village to receive an annual payment from Henry Township for emergency medical runs made to township residents living outside the village. Council...

Bringing back junk pickup day discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Bringing back a modified version of the village’s junk pickup day was discussed at the Arlington Village Council meeting Monday. In years past, the village hired a trash-hauling service one day each spring to collect beds,...

Utility services projects discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday was presented an array of improvements to its water and sewer services to be considered this year. Some projects are underway, according to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District, a Bowling Green firm that...

Grants help pay for North Baltimore projects

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Thanks to various grants, North Baltimore was able to finance some projects during 2016. During her annual state-of-the-village address Tuesday, Mayor Janet Goldner highlighted plans from last year, some of which will carry...

Village seeks bids for pool repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Swimming pool and village park projects dominated Arlington Council’s attention Monday. Council is grappling with finding competitive firms to fix bad concrete at the swimming pool. Alvada Construction has provided a quote of...

Metcalfe named board president

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Thursday named Eric Metcalfe as board president for 2017. Board member Carol Metzger was selected as vice president for the year. The board agreed to continue holding its meetings on the third Wednesday of...

Thomas picked to head North Baltimore board

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board Tuesday selected a board president and discussed achievements by the district. Tami Thomas was selected by her peers as board president for 2017. The school board also welcomed its new district...

NB Council approves job creation incentive

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week set in motion a program to help spur economic growth in the village. Village Council enacted an economic development job creation incentive to reward businesses and industries that create new...

Fewer fire runs reported last year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Runs handled by the Arlington Fire Department declined in 2016, Village Council learned Tuesday. Submitting his annual fire report, Fire Chief Al Latta said his department handled 65 fire and other emergency calls in the...

Fatal crashes in county nearly double in 2016

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer The number of people who were killed in traffic accidents in Hancock County during 2016 almost doubled from the previous year, according to local law enforcement. Figures from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office show that 18 people died in 16...