Suspect in robbery indicted

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week for allegedly robbing the Family Video store on Findlay’s South Blanchard Street last weekend. Paul D. Porter, 28, address unknown, was indicted for robbery, a third-degree felony....

Council awards waterline contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A Norwalk firm was awarded a contract Tuesday to replace a section of waterline in downtown North Baltimore. Village Council will pay $228,556 to Buckeye Excavating and Construction to replace a waterline from State Street to...

McComb village tax forms available online

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb taxpayers will be able to download municipal income tax forms at the village’s website in January, Village Council announced Monday. Municipal tax forms will no longer be mailed to residents, a savings of $1,500 in postage,...

Henry selects new prosecutor, recorder

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Henry County voters on Tuesday selected a new county prosecutor and new county recorder, according to unofficial vote totals. In the race for prosecutor, Democrat Gwen Howe-Gebers, 53, of rural Holgate, edged Republican Thomas...

Wasylyshyn wins Wood County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — The Wood County sheriff was re-elected Tuesday while an incumbent county commissioner was defeated, according to unofficial totals provided by the Wood County Board of Elections. Vote totals include absentee ballots. County...

Arlington approves recreation levy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington voters approved a levy Tuesday to finance substantial repairs and upkeep at the Arlington village park and community swimming pool. Village voters passed an additional five-year, 2-mill parks and recreation levy by a vote...

Arlington Council discusses park vandalism

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Security measures to deter vandalism drew much of Arlington Council’s attention Monday. Discussions with a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy may lead to the possible shifting of some patrol hours in the village. Council is...

North Baltimore must offer medical coverage to more village workers

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — To meet federal health care standards, North Baltimore must offer medical coverage to more municipal workers, Village Council was told Tuesday. Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk said the village has surpassed 50 full- and...

Five county contests before Wood voters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Come Nov. 8, Wood County voters will settle races for county sheriff and common pleas court judge, as well as two county commissioner contests. There also is a race for county treasurer, and a renewal levy for senior citizen...

Henry County offices contested Nov. 8

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Henry County voters will choose a new county prosecutor and a new county recorder on Nov. 8. In the race for prosecutor, Republican Thomas Manahan, 60, of Napoleon, is vying against Democrat Gwen Howe-Gebers, 53, of rural Holgate. An...