Levy, probate judge on Allen ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer LIMA — A race for probate judge and a Children Services levy will appear on Allen County ballots next week. Common Pleas Probate Judge Glenn Derryberry, a Democrat, is vying with Republican challenger Carlene S. Huston-Kinworthy. Both reside in...

School district to unveil new website

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore School District’s improved website will roll out next week, the school board was told Tuesday. Administrators and principals have been working to update the website. A few students were involved, adding...

Village proceeding with water rate hike

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Legislation was set in motion by McComb Council Monday to raise water rates for mandated improvements to the village water system. The first of three required readings was given to an ordinance to increase minimum water rates by $10.69...

Patrick Henry seeking operating levy renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NAPOLEON — Patrick Henry School District voters are being asked to renew an operating levy. On the Nov. 4 ballot is a 5.47-mill, three-year levy. According to the Henry County Auditor’s Office, the tax generates $746,765 annually. A person...

NB investigates fraudulent municipal checking activity

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday heard about fraudulent activity involving its municipal checking account. The matter was uncovered by finance officer Chris Kirk. Four municipal checks totaling about $2,700 were tampered...

Couple planning to open wine shop

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Economic items dominated Arlington Village Council’s attention Monday. An Arlington couple presented preliminary plans for opening a wine shop in a former apartment setting at 105 E. Liberty St. Stephanie and Dan Rader asked...

Arcadia to get school safety grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia students will have a safer route walking to and from school, thanks to a federal grant, the school board announced Wednesday. The village will receive a grant of $195,000 through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Safe...

Village to assess condition of sewage treatment plant

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — The condition of the village’s wastewater treatment plant will be assessed, Village Council was told Monday. Kirk Brothers of Alvada will be asked to determine what should be fixed at the sewage plant. Recently, sludge was removed...

NB wants prior notice before crossing repairs

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council will consider a proposal to require railroads to give advance notice before closing a crossing for repairs. The village has been frustrated by multiple crossings being closed at the same time, causing...

Arlington to auction grass fire vehicle

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council agreed Monday to auction off a grass fire truck. The 1969 Chevy truck became available for sale when council recently purchased a newer grass truck. Fire Chief Al Latta suggested a public auction be held, rather...