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NB schools ‘sitting OK’ on calamity days

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore schools have used fewer weather “calamity days” than other area districts, the school board learned Tuesday. According to North Baltimore Superintendent Ryan Delaney, three weather calamity days have...

Fire department inspector selected

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb volunteer firefighter Caleb Quiroga was offered the post of fire inspector by Village Council on Monday. That duty has been handled by the McComb fire chief, but Portage and Pleasant townships trustees and McComb representatives...

Snowmobilers hurt early Sunday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER CAREY — Two friends were injured while riding snowmobiles in a field near Carey at 4:57 a.m. Sunday, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. One rider, Joseph A. Baltz, 33, of North Baltimore, was taken with an apparent broken leg to...

Recovery house meeting planned

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A press conference to discuss options for placing a proposed drug addiction recovery house in Findlay will be held today, the Findlay Ministerial Association announced. The press conference, which is open to the public, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at...

School considers use of blizzard bags

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — As frigid winter weather bore down on the area, the Arcadia school board was asked Wednesday to approve using “blizzard bags” so students can make up any additional days lost to bad weather. To date, the Arcadia School...

New dispatch policy discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — News of a possible change in the way ambulance and fire runs are dispatched caught some North Baltimore Council members off guard Tuesday, and caused alarm for village dispatchers. According to village officials, the Wood...

Arlington Council approves pay hikes

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday approved 1.5 percent pay hikes for municipal workers. The raises will be retroactive to the first of the year, according to village officials. Separately, Village Council was told that the snow shoveled...

McComb wins $130,000 grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb has been awarded the inaugural “Heart and Soul” grant in Hancock County, Village Council was told Monday. The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Orton Family Foundation selected McComb to receive...

McComb fire chief remembered for bettering department

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — John “Mike” Voland parlayed an interest in machinery and motors into a quest for better equipment for the McComb Fire Department, rising to chief after becoming a firefighter in 1990. Voland died Oct. 5 at Bridge Hospice...

Rush hour snow disrupts traffic

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A snowfall late Wednesday afternoon created slick roads for rush hour travelers, area law enforcement representatives reported. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an injury accident at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday at Ohio...