New members join Arcadia board

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — During its first session of the new year, Arcadia school board on Thursday welcomed two new members and weighed changes in district offerings. Sworn into office were Don Allshouse and Carol Metzger, who were elected in November. Board...

Principal’s medical leave extended

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday extended the sick leave for its elementary school principal. Powell Elementary School Principal Scott Lockwood has been on medical leave since August. Pam Van Mooy, a former principal...

Hearings planned on village’s water, sewer systems

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A public hearing has been scheduled to allow McComb residents to offer opinions on the future of the village’s water and sewer systems, Village Council announced Monday. Village officials are considering hiring an outside agency...

New North Baltimore officeholders take oath

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A slate of new officeholders was sworn into office Tuesday during North Baltimore Council’s first session of 2016. Taking the oath of office in the wake of election wins were Mayor Janet Goldner, along with council...

Ed Solt returns to Arlington mayor’s office

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council had to take time during its first meeting of the year to fill the village’s vacant mayoral post. And it wasn’t easy. Ultimately, council chose Ed Solt, who was the mayor through the end of last year, to...

Fatal traffic crashes up in Hancock County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic crashes in Findlay and Hancock County edged up last year, compared with 2014, numbers compiled by law enforcement agencies show. Regional officials said they will continue their efforts toward making travel safer in 2016,...

Village welcomes fire chief for new area fire district

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Hellos and goodbyes dominated McComb Council’s final session of 2015 on Monday. Jeffery Dawson introduced himself to Village Council as the fire chief of the newly-created Northwest Hancock Fire District. A Hamler resident, he was...

20 facing drug charges in Henry County

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — A Henry County grand jury has handed up drug-related charges against 20 area residents, the result of a six-month undercover operation, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. The investigation was conducted by the...

North Baltimore honors citizen

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A North Baltimore citizen who is involved with many civic groups, and who picks up trash downtown on his own, was honored for his efforts Tuesday. By mayoral proclamation, Ralph Wolfe was named the village’s Citizen of...

McComb area fire district to name new chief

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A new McComb area fire district is expected to name its chief today, McComb Council learned Monday. The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District will meet at 6 p.m. today in the village fire hall to select its first fire chief. The...