Drinking water station planned for McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Plans are under way in McComb to install a purified water station near the village park, Village Council heard Monday. The Northwestern Water and Sewer District asked council’s blessing for installing a “WaterShed”...

NB development efforts discussed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Economic development matters dominated North Baltimore Council’s agenda Tuesday, including efforts to attract businesses to the area of the CSX railyard near the village. Wade Gottschalk, director of the Wood County...

Arlington to pursue street repair funds

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — State legislators will pursue funding to fix Main Street in Arlington, Village Council said Monday. A recent meeting was held between village officials and state Sen. Cliff Hite and state Rep. Robert Sprague, both R-Findlay. The...

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...