Arlington community swimming pool opens

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The Arlington community swimming pool is open for business, Village Council announced Monday. After fixing problems with the pump, the village then had to reach the proper chemical levels in the pool. “The pool is finally...

Junk collection day deemed successful

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington’s revised village junk collection held earlier this month was deemed a success, village officials said. The collection of designated items was held at the village park. This year’s program replaced the annual...

Rural Deshler man faces abduction charge

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A rural Deshler man is being held in the Hancock County jail after allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will as he drove her in a car Saturday evening, authorities reported. Joseph Casey Burns, 30, was arrested on a charge of abduction, a...

Donation to pay for North Baltimore school supplies

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — For the eighth consecutive year, an anonymous donor will pay for some school materials for Powell Elementary School students, the North Baltimore school board heard Tuesday. A donation of $10,000 will pay for consumable...

McComb street resurfacing contract awarded

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A Portage company was awarded a contract Monday to resurface designated sections of McComb’s streets this summer. Morlock Asphalt will be paid $182,535 for the job. Five area contractors submitted bids. Separately, McComb Council...

Arcadia board hires firm to update school’s lighting

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Wednesday employed a Chardon firm to upgrade the lighting in its buildings with LED fixtures. Shiffler Lighting Solutions will be paid $38,740 to replace fluorescent bulbs. In other action, the board...

NB waterline project nearly completed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — With the first portion of a waterline replacement project in downtown North Baltimore nearing completion, Village Council will turn its attention to the second phase. Heavy rain delayed work by Buckeye Excavating to replace...

Arlington pool getting ready for the season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The Arlington community swimming pool is being prepared for the upcoming season, Village Council said Monday. The pool has been drained and inspected, according to village officials, and then the facility will be cleaned and filled...

McComb Council names new solicitor

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday selected a new legal adviser. Attorney Rob Feighner was chosen as village solicitor. He replaces Alan Hackenberg, who recently was appointed to fill a vacant judgeship on Findlay Municipal Court. “I hope I...

Henry Township EMS levy passes

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Henry Township voters on Tuesday approved a levy to help finance North Baltimore ambulance runs in the township. The 1.2-mill, two-year levy will pay for services provided by the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service....