Henry Township asked to decide on EMS levy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A tax request that won’t appear on the May primary ballot in North Baltimore will have an impact on the village’s finances. Henry Township voters will decide whether to approve a 1.2-mill, two-year levy that would...

McComb house gutted by fire Sunday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A fire gutted a house on Main Street in the village Sunday night, according to McComb officials. The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District was dispatched to the fire at 504 W. Main St. at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Mutual aid was provided by...

North Baltimore considers changes in EMS chief’s post

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Options were presented Tuesday to North Baltimore Council for reconfiguring the top spot on the village EMS squad. Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk offered three ideas for the EMS chief position, which is a part-time post...

Arlington considers adding deadlines to contracts

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — To speed up the completion of projects in Arlington, Village Council on Monday considered putting time frames in contracts for smaller jobs done by companies hired by the village. Arlington officials noted that work on some projects...

New North Baltimore fields ready for season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The new softball and baseball fields at North Baltimore schools are ready for play, according to school officials. Waterville Irrigation will be responsible during the 2017 season for basic “startup” of the fields,...

McComb officials discuss restrictions for door-to-door solicitors

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — To discourage door-to-door solicitors from descending on McComb, village officials on Monday discussed restricting the activity. “We’re getting into that time of season,” Village Administrator Kevin Siferd told McComb...

Plastic firm expected to be first recipient of Job Creation Grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore plastics manufacturing firm is expected to be the first to benefit from Village Council’s new Job Creation Grant, the village announced Tuesday. North Baltimore Council gave a first reading to an...

Arlington sets schedule for pool

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington’s community swimming pool will open May 25, Village Council announced Monday. The pool will close for the season on Aug. 28. Free admission to the pool will be offered May 25, June 23 and Aug. 12. Village officials...

Joint fire district in county proposed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER An informational meeting will be held in April by three villages and three townships in Hancock County that are considering a merger of fire departments. The governing bodies of the villages of Jenera, Mount Cory and Rawson, and Eagle Township, Union...

More cameras in McComb village park considered

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Despite a layer of snow on the ground, village park issues attracted much of McComb Council’s attention Monday. In the wake of a break-in and arson at the water dispensary at the village park, more security cameras might be added....