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Work needed on police office ceiling

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Aging ceiling tile in a room at the McComb Police Department will receive attention, Village Council agreed Monday. Pieces of a drop ceiling inside the department are beginning to fall, according to Police Chief Greg Smith. Computers...

Blocked crossings concern council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to consider legislation to fine railroad companies for blocking village rail crossings for extended periods. Council has been frustrated with CSX trains that block the village’s...

NB school year starts smoothly

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school administrators on Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to another academic season. Powell Elementary School Principal Scott Lockwood praised the custodial staff for preparing classrooms prior to...

Lights at McComb ballfields discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Village Council will work with a nonprofit McComb organization about adding lights to some ballfields at the village park. Members of the McComb Community Partnership told council on Monday that the partnership would donate funds to...

Arcadia board considering window project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Coinciding with the start of another school year, the Arcadia school board on Wednesday was given an education on window replacement. Capitol Window, based in Bellevue, presented options to the school board for replacing windows in the...

Officials close pallet fire investigation

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — No criminal intent was uncovered in an investigation of a fire last month at a North Baltimore pallet yard, prompting this case to be closed, authorities said Tuesday. The enormous, late-night blaze occurred on July 17 in the...

Maintenance issues discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council handled an array of maintenance issues Monday, including repairs at the water plant’s clear well tank and at the village park. Minor cracks are being sealed this week on the clear well tank that holds finished...

Councilman urges village to have bottled water on supply

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Not wanting to suffer a water shortage crisis recently experienced by the Toledo area, a McComb councilman Monday urged his peers to have bottled water ready for village residents. Bottled water was a highly coveted item in the Toledo...

Two people suffer injuries in Sunday morning crashes

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a pair of injury traffic accidents Sunday morning in Orange and Madison township. A Bluffton bicyclist suffered a broken arm during an accident at 7:37 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Orange...

Owner planning fundraising drive to save theater

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Is it “The Last Picture Show” for North Baltimore’s single-screen movie theater? The owner of the Virginia Motion Pictures theater held a public forum Wednesday inside the downtown building to announce a...