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‘Homework Hero!’ weekend scheduled

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school officials are giving the district’s students and parents a long timeout. But it’s for a good cause. This timeout is intended to give families a weekend to spend more time with each other....

McComb Council member steps down

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A McComb Council representative stepped down from office Monday after her residency in the village had been questioned earlier this month. Dawn Swain, who was re-elected to her council seat last November, submitted her letter of...

Two running for judge in March 15 primary

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Two Republican lawyers will be vying in March for their party’s nomination for Wood County Common Pleas Court judge. A judge’s term is for six years and the job pays $127,450 annually, according to the Wood County Auditor’s Office....

Arcadia all-day kindergarten efforts proceeding

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Plans to implement all-day kindergarten in the Arcadia school district next school year are proceeding, following a school board vote Wednesday. The Arcadia school board gave its superintendent permission to proceed with renovating a...

Upgrade of NB downtown considered

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to pursue grants for upgrading its downtown. A four-phase project would include waterline replacement and repaving a portion of Main Street downtown. The work could cost $3 million, and...

No state funds available this year for U.S. 68 work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — State funding won’t be immediately available to repair U.S. 68 through Arlington, Village Council announced Monday. State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, recently informed a council representative there is “no...

Drivers battle winter storm

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Blowing snow reduced visibility for travelers in the region Wednesday, but no serious injury accidents were reported by area law enforcement agencies. There was a report of a single-car crash at 2 p.m. Wednesday on Hancock County 12 near Benton Ridge....

Council member’s residency questioned

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council Monday voted to hold a public hearing next month to determine whether one of its members is still a resident of the village. The council member in question is Dawn Swain, who, according to Councilman Jim Clark, may no...

North Baltimore may sell excess sewage plant capacity

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to consider selling available capacity at its sewage treatment plant to other entities. The separation of storm water and sanitary sewer lines in North Baltimore in recent years has...

Tablets installed in Arlington fire vehicles

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Computerized equipment has been installed at the Arlington Fire Department and in some trucks to provide more details to those responding to an emergency, Village Council learned Monday. Last month, tablets were introduced in three...