North Baltimore school board hires new treasurer

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A University of Findlay graduate has been tabbed as the next treasurer of the North Baltimore School District. Steven Stewart, an Elmwood High School graduate who is a member of the University of Findlay’s class of 2014,...

Longtime North Baltimore solicitor retiring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A village solicitor who has worked under eight mayors in North Baltimore officially retired Tuesday. Chet Marcin, 72, is leaving the position after 42 years. He was hired as solicitor for North Baltimore in 1974, working with...

Slippery Saturday roads keep sheriff’s office occupied

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Icy roadways on Saturday occupied the time of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, according to incident reports. A rural Rawson woman was injured in a single-car mishap near the Hancock/Putnam county line at 9:09 a.m. Saturday. Jacqueline...

McComb’s outdoor ice rink opens to skaters Monday

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — While many have dreaded recent frigid temperatures, the cold was welcome news Monday for ice skaters itching to try out a new ice rink at McComb’s village park. Thanks to donors, an 84-foot by 92-foot rink kit was placed over the...

Two area men face robbery charges

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Two area men were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week in connection with separate robbery offenses. John G. Krynock III, 32, of Findlay, was indicted for robbery, a second-degree felony. He allegedly committed a theft offense last month...

McComb Council considers hours for park skating rink

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — With a new ice skating rink added to the village park, McComb Council on Monday discussed what hours the park should be open to allow night sports. Currently, a sign at the village park states the park is closed from dusk to dawn, but...

Motorists sliding on snowy roads

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Law enforcement agencies were kept busy Sunday as vehicles skidded off snowy roadways. The Ohio Department of Transportation recorded 3 inches of snowfall Sunday in Hancock, Allen and Henry counties, while less snow was recorded in Hardin, Putnam,...

NB, township battle over EMS contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Frustrated with the lack of progress with reaching an EMS agreement with Henry Township trustees, North Baltimore Council on Tuesday pushed for yet another meeting with the trustees. Council had considered sending a letter to...

More street project funds possible for Arlington

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington officials Monday expressed guarded optimism at the prospect of more state dollars being available to pay for the reconstruction of Main Street. Main Street, which also serves as U.S. 68, has been damaged by constant truck...

McComb ice rink assembly begins

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Hockey night? In McComb? That was one idea offered Monday as Village Council was told that a new ice skating rink is being assembled for this winter on a ballfield at the village park. Thanks to donations totaling $6,200, an 84-foot by...