Abandoned business discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to take steps toward paving the way for a Cygnet company to take ownership of a blighted, abandoned business off Broadway. Bates Recycling has expressed interest in obtaining and...

Village pool not expected to open until next week

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Swimmers wanting to take that first splash into the Arlington community swimming pool this season will have to wait a bit longer. That’s because the village swimming pool that had been slated to open this week probably...

Council discusses break-ins at park

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — A recent break-in at a concession stand at the Arlington Park was discussed Monday by Village Council. Candy, a hot dog roller and other foods were stolen after a door was broken. The theft is being investigated by the Hancock County...

NB hires varsity basketball coaches

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — New varsity head basketball coaches for the girls and boys teams were hired Tuesday by the North Baltimore school board. Adam Burris will lead the girls squad, taking the reins from Greg Frost. “We’re excited”...

Council hears utility bill complaints

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore residents expressed frustration Tuesday about increases in water and sewer bills, even for those who are using less water. Residents had braced for higher bills in the wake of a recent hike in sewer rates, but...

Arlington may purchase grass truck

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday considered legislation to purchase a Fire Department transportation truck. Commonly known as a grass truck, the vehicle would cost about $33,755 and replace a 1967 model, according to village officials. In...

NB Council may adjust sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Responding to public criticism of a recent hike in sewer rates, North Baltimore Council may adjust its rate structure. During an informal committee-of-the-whole session Tuesday, Village Council pondered options to ease the...

McComb Council wants to clarify police chief duties

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb Council is upgrading the job description for its village police chief to clarify the duties and responsibilities. Village Council will meet as an informal committee-of-the-whole at 5:45 p.m. June 9 to again ponder the subject....

Village’s interim EMS chief resigns

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The interim chief of the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service stepped down from the post this week, as village officials continue to consider revamping the ambulance service. Eric Larson, hired last month as interim,...

Incumbent commissioner victorious in Wood County

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — An incumbent Wood County Republican commissioner resoundingly won her party’s nod Tuesday to advance to the fall election. Unofficial totals from the Wood County Board of Elections show Commissioner Doris Herringshaw...