Arlington reconsidering sheriff’s patrol contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Some members of Arlington Council on Monday indicated a willingness to negotiate a new contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to continue to provide extra patrols in the village at set times. The current agreement...

McComb ice skating rink idea moving forward

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Legislation will be presented to accept funds to help pay for a new ice skating rink at McComb’s village park. McComb Council learned Monday that the village-based Hearthside Food Solutions has pledged to match up to $3,100 for a...

One killed, four hurt in Ohio 12 crash

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER PANDORA — A Jenera man was killed and four others hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 12:53 p.m. Sunday on Ohio 12, according to the Findlay Post of the State Highway Patrol. Pronounced dead at the scene was Christopher Grieser, 45, the patrol post...

North Baltimore downtown project proceeding

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Before year’s end, bids will be sought to replace waterlines in a section of North Baltimore’s downtown, village officials said Tuesday. As part of an ongoing downtown revitalization effort, bids will be requested...

Concerns about sheriff’s contract voiced

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Some Arlington officials want to know if the village has been overcharged by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for providing extra patrols. Starting in 1988, Arlington has had a contract with the sheriff’s office to...

Arcadia’s grant request rejected

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia officials have learned that the village will not receive a state grant for improvements at the village park and road repairs. Earlier this year, village officials sought a Neighborhood Revitalization grant handled by the Ohio...

Program started for at-risk students

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A brotherhood has been formed to aid some at-risk students at Powell Elementary School in North Baltimore. The first meeting of the “Brotherhood of Honorable Men” met for the first time last week, the North...

Former Mount Blanchard mayor to be honored with day

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — A former mayor of Mount Blanchard will be honored by its residents with a day in his honor on Oct. 1. Mount Blanchard Council recently designated Oct. 1 as Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as mayor for the...

McComb may close section of South Main Street

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday agreed to consider closing a section of South Main Street near railroad tracks that some say is a traffic hazard. At issue is an end of South Main Street at Ohio 186/Ohio 235, which is near a railroad crossing....

Superintendent’s contract extended

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school superintendent on Tuesday was given a contract extension, as was the high school principal. Superintendent Bruce Kidder was granted a contract that will run from August 2017 through July 2019. Kidder was hired in...