Village to start up police canine unit

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — An anonymous donor will fund the creation of a canine unit for the McComb Police Department, Village Council heard Monday. According to council members, the donor will provide $25,000 to $30,000 to establish a trust fund that will pay...

Area juvenile facing drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer DESHLER — A two-county drug investigation has led to the arrest of a former North Baltimore youth, according to the North Baltimore Police Department. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests may be coming, North Baltimore Police...

North Baltimore awarded grant for radios

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore has been awarded a state grant of $47,322 for fire department radios and equipment, Village Council heard Tuesday. The funds from the State Fire Marshal’s Office will pay for radios and related equipment...

Snow removal policies clarified

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday sought to clarify its snow policies following a weekend storm. Some residents and businesses shoveled snow from driveways onto village streets, which hampered snowplowing. Village plows struck those piles...

Progress: New water towers arise in two Hancock villages

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Water towers, sewer lines and park improvements have been occupying the attention of some village councils in Hancock County. Arcadia Council is obtaining grants for upgrading village storm sewers in the vicinity of South Main Street, to alleviate...

Progress: Putnam County moving some government offices

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer OTTAWA — New offices for Putnam County governmental services and the ongoing effort to attract new businesses have been keeping county officials busy. A former nursing home on Glandorf Road is being renovated to house county offices, according...

Progress: Bluffton DTR Industries to add research, development office

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s DTR Industries is expected to welcome its sister company, TRI Technical Center USA, in creating a research and development office at the Bluffton plant this year. This will allow the factory to do research and...

Progress: New village administrator, school chief take reins in North Baltimore

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — New faces were found in leadership roles in North Baltimore during 2014. Donna Dettling arrived from Michigan to take over for Kathy Healy, who retired as village administrator. Ryan Delaney took the reins at North Baltimore...

NB schools ‘sitting OK’ on calamity days

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore schools have used fewer weather “calamity days” than other area districts, the school board learned Tuesday. According to North Baltimore Superintendent Ryan Delaney, three weather calamity days have...

Fire department inspector selected

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb volunteer firefighter Caleb Quiroga was offered the post of fire inspector by Village Council on Monday. That duty has been handled by the McComb fire chief, but Portage and Pleasant townships trustees and McComb representatives...