Projects underway at McComb water, sewage plants

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday received an update on projects at its water and sewage treatment facilities. Representatives of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District outlined $600,000 in current and future capital improvements to the two...

Arcadia won’t seek funds for repaving

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Unwilling to assume a larger share of a financial burden to obtain state funds, Arcadia Council recently decided against applying for money to repave a portion of North Main Street. Council had considered seeking funds from the Ohio...

Arlington doesn’t renew contract for sheriff’s patrols

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council this week terminated its contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to provide extra patrols in the village. “Finances was the root of it,” Mayor Michael Palmer said of council’s...

Connector road plans discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore and Fostoria officials are exploring the possibility of a connector road between the two municipalities. North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to apply for a state grant that would examine the feasibility of...

Sheriff’s office maintains presence at fair

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER With carnival rides, exhibits and lemonade shakeups, the Hancock County Fair has a lot of offer. But the county fair is not a baby-sitting service, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. “Don’t take young kids to the fair...

McComb could lose recycling bin

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb officials are awaiting word on the fate of the village recycling bin operated by Hancock County. Some people have been abusing the service in McComb, according to village representatives. People have been placing household...

State funds sought for street repaving

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — State funds are being sought to resurface a portion of North Main Street in Arcadia, village officials said Monday. Arcadia Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the town hall, 104 S. Gibson St., to consider a...

North Baltimore schools report good start to year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Except for a kindergarten student who stayed too long on a school bus, North Baltimore school officials Tuesday reported a “smooth” start to the new academic year. “We’re off to a great, great...

Skating rink proposal tabled

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Plans for adding a skating rink at the McComb park have been put on ice, Village Council decided Monday. Preliminary ideas from council’s Parks Committee called for installing a portable ice rink over tennis courts at the park...

Arlington hires engineers for Main Street project

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A Findlay firm this week was given the green light to begin preparing design plans for improving North Main Street through Arlington. Engineers with Blanchard Design Associates will be paid $11,000 to start initial plans for pavement...