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Program started for at-risk students

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A brotherhood has been formed to aid some at-risk students at Powell Elementary School in North Baltimore. The first meeting of the “Brotherhood of Honorable Men” met for the first time last week, the North...

Former Mount Blanchard mayor to be honored with day

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — A former mayor of Mount Blanchard will be honored by its residents with a day in his honor on Oct. 1. Mount Blanchard Council recently designated Oct. 1 as Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as mayor for the...

McComb may close section of South Main Street

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday agreed to consider closing a section of South Main Street near railroad tracks that some say is a traffic hazard. At issue is an end of South Main Street at Ohio 186/Ohio 235, which is near a railroad crossing....

Superintendent’s contract extended

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — The Arcadia school superintendent on Tuesday was given a contract extension, as was the high school principal. Superintendent Bruce Kidder was granted a contract that will run from August 2017 through July 2019. Kidder was hired in...

Projects underway at McComb water, sewage plants

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday received an update on projects at its water and sewage treatment facilities. Representatives of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District outlined $600,000 in current and future capital improvements to the two...

Arcadia won’t seek funds for repaving

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Unwilling to assume a larger share of a financial burden to obtain state funds, Arcadia Council recently decided against applying for money to repave a portion of North Main Street. Council had considered seeking funds from the Ohio...

Arlington doesn’t renew contract for sheriff’s patrols

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council this week terminated its contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to provide extra patrols in the village. “Finances was the root of it,” Mayor Michael Palmer said of council’s...

Connector road plans discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore and Fostoria officials are exploring the possibility of a connector road between the two municipalities. North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to apply for a state grant that would examine the feasibility of...

McComb could lose recycling bin

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb officials are awaiting word on the fate of the village recycling bin operated by Hancock County. Some people have been abusing the service in McComb, according to village representatives. People have been placing household...

Sheriff’s office maintains presence at fair

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER With carnival rides, exhibits and lemonade shakeups, the Hancock County Fair has a lot of offer. But the county fair is not a baby-sitting service, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. “Don’t take young kids to the fair...