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Arcadia residents asked for input on projects

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia residents will have a few more weeks to provide their opinions on ways to improve the village, as part of an ongoing effort to receive a state grant. With the help of the Hancock Regional Planning Commission, Arcadia will apply...

NB Council awards paving contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Applying for grants and awarding contracts occupied North Baltimore Council’s attention Tuesday. A Portage firm will be paid $124,803 for paving designated streets and alleys this summer in the village. Morlock Paving was...

Arlington pool ready for summer season

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Despite chilly temperatures Monday, Arlington Council discussed topics pertaining to the village swimming pool’s upcoming season. Drains at the community pool will be inspected Friday, according to Kyle Crist, the park manager....

Residents could ‘vote’ on Arcadia improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — An election of sorts will be held in Arcadia in June to decide which village improvements should be considered for state funding. A third and final public meeting will be held that month as part of the village’s efforts to...

Mount Blanchard forming park committees

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Committees are being formed as part of a campaign to upgrade the community park in Mount Blanchard. The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul group has presented drawings for proposed renovations to Hurricane Park at two public...

North Baltimore teachers contract approved

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The two sides bargaining a teacher contract in North Baltimore expressed relief Tuesday that a three-year deal was reached without acrimony or a mediator. The first year of the contract will give teachers a 2.5 percent pay...

McComb expects to hear soon on Safe Routes grant

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — In a month or two, McComb should learn if the village will receive a grant to give students safer routes to school, Village Council learned Monday. The village has applied for a Safe Routes to School grant handled by the Ohio Department...

Arcadia school board reviews building plans

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia school board received a refresher course on potential renovations to the district’s “outdated” school buildings, and hired a new football coach Wednesday night. In 2011, the Findlay firm of RCM Architects...

North Baltimore installs new water meters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The village-wide changeover to new water meters in North Baltimore has been completed, Village Council said Tuesday. Last December, NECO was awarded a $364,000 contract to install new water meters with a radio system to collect...

Funds approved for Arlington shelter house work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday agreed to appropriate more money to enhance a new shelter house being built at the village park. An old shelter house at the park has been razed to make way for the new one. Troy Built Building is...