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Rush hour snow disrupts traffic

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A snowfall late Wednesday afternoon created slick roads for rush hour travelers, area law enforcement representatives reported. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an injury accident at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday at Ohio...

NB Council discusses snow removal policies

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday again discussed its snow removal and parking policies. Motorists parking on sidewalks and people not shoveling sidewalks drew council’s attention for the second consecutive meeting....

Electricity rate program on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington voters will be asked in May to consider enacting an electricity aggregation program in an effort to lower electric bills. Arlington Council on Monday agreed to have the Hancock County Board of Elections place the issue on...

Heavy snow blankets area

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Perhaps Sunday’s Super Bowl as well as the dire weather forecast can be credited with keeping many people at home and off the city’s slippery and snowy streets. “That might help,” one officer with the Findlay Police Department...

New water tower built

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb’s new water tower has been erected and should be ready for service in mid-June, Village Council heard Monday. Welding of the 100,000-gallon tower has been done, Village Administrator Kevin Siferd said. In the spring,...

Snow, wind hampering motorists

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Swirling and blowing snow — along with some fog — caused headaches for travelers Sunday. Level one weather alerts were issued in Hancock, Putnam, Hardin, Allen and Seneca counties Sunday night. The weather alert asks drivers to use caution...

TV Goes Dark?

Raylan Givens: I think the question you should ask is whether I care if you ride out of here cuffed in the back of my car or get carried out of here in a coroner’s bag. The answer is me and dead owls don’t give a hoot. One of my favorite TV shows,...

NB Council criticizes snow removal work

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Snow removal by village workers in North Baltimore drew criticism Tuesday from Village Council. Village Administrator Donna Dettling, expressing frustration, said the issue would be addressed. “The safety of the citizens...

Village out of the running for grant program

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington is out of the running for an economic development grant, Village Council was told Monday. The “Heart and Soul” grant, handled through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, will award $138,000 to the...

North Baltimore won’t seek EMS tax issue this spring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore voters will not see a levy on the May ballot to provide more money for the village emergency medical service. During a special session Thursday, Village Council scrapped plans to place a tax issue on the primary...