Council hears utility bill complaints

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore residents expressed frustration Tuesday about increases in water and sewer bills, even for those who are using less water. Residents had braced for higher bills in the wake of a recent hike in sewer rates, but...

Arlington may purchase grass truck

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday considered legislation to purchase a Fire Department transportation truck. Commonly known as a grass truck, the vehicle would cost about $33,755 and replace a 1967 model, according to village officials. In...

NB Council may adjust sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Responding to public criticism of a recent hike in sewer rates, North Baltimore Council may adjust its rate structure. During an informal committee-of-the-whole session Tuesday, Village Council pondered options to ease the...

McComb Council wants to clarify police chief duties

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb Council is upgrading the job description for its village police chief to clarify the duties and responsibilities. Village Council will meet as an informal committee-of-the-whole at 5:45 p.m. June 9 to again ponder the subject....

Village’s interim EMS chief resigns

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The interim chief of the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service stepped down from the post this week, as village officials continue to consider revamping the ambulance service. Eric Larson, hired last month as interim,...

Incumbent commissioner victorious in Wood County

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — An incumbent Wood County Republican commissioner resoundingly won her party’s nod Tuesday to advance to the fall election. Unofficial totals from the Wood County Board of Elections show Commissioner Doris Herringshaw...

Union Township OKs levy for new fire station

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer RAWSON — Union Township voters on Tuesday approved an additional levy that will help fuse two fire departments into one. According to the Hancock County Board of Elections, a 1.5-mill, five-year additional levy passed by a margin of 161 votes in...

Patrick Henry district narrowly approves levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — Patrick Henry School District voters Tuesday narrowly approved a replacement levy to help consolidate its schools onto one campus. The district’s two elementary schools will be closed. Replacement of a 1.9-mill levy, which is on...

Arlington may raise sewer rates this summer

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Sewer rates are expected to be raised in Arlington to keep the sewer fund out of the red, Village Council reported Monday. Currently, water customers pay a base rate of $15.70 per each two-month billing cycle for the first 1,000 gallons...

Planning underway for Cookie Festival

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Plans have begun for this summer’s Cookie Festival in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. Nedra Aller, one of the organizers, said the festival will run from Aug. 1 to 3. Council agreed to allow the village park and swimming...