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Mount Blanchard forming park committees

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Committees are being formed as part of a campaign to upgrade the community park in Mount Blanchard. The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul group has presented drawings for proposed renovations to Hurricane Park at two public...

North Baltimore teachers contract approved

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The two sides bargaining a teacher contract in North Baltimore expressed relief Tuesday that a three-year deal was reached without acrimony or a mediator. The first year of the contract will give teachers a 2.5 percent pay...

McComb expects to hear soon on Safe Routes grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — In a month or two, McComb should learn if the village will receive a grant to give students safer routes to school, Village Council learned Monday. The village has applied for a Safe Routes to School grant handled by the Ohio Department...

Arcadia school board reviews building plans

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board received a refresher course on potential renovations to the district’s “outdated” school buildings, and hired a new football coach Wednesday night. In 2011, the Findlay firm of RCM Architects...

North Baltimore installs new water meters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The village-wide changeover to new water meters in North Baltimore has been completed, Village Council said Tuesday. Last December, NECO was awarded a $364,000 contract to install new water meters with a radio system to collect...

Funds approved for Arlington shelter house work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to appropriate more money to enhance a new shelter house being built at the village park. An old shelter house at the park has been razed to make way for the new one. Troy Built Building is...

McComb to meet with Northwestern Water and Sewer District

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb officials this week will state their case for joining a Bowling Green water and sewer district. Talks have been under way for McComb to become part of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District. On Thursday, village...

McComb Council to apply for grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday decided to seek funds to give youths a safer path to school. Council authorized McComb Police Chief Greg Smith to apply for Safe Routes to School dollars from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Preliminary...

Arcadia seeks suggestions for improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — New sidewalks, better streets and village park improvements could be in Arcadia’s future, if the village can secure a state revitalization grant. The first of three public meetings was held Thursday at the Arcadia Community Park...

NB awarded state grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore students will have a safer route to school, thanks to a state grant. Village Council on Tuesday said the village has received a Safe Routes to School grant of $307,349 through the Ohio Department of...