Proposed salary package for Arlington employees stirs debate

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The topic of salaries and benefits for village employees drew stern discussions and resulted in the resignation of one council member Monday. No formal action was taken, however. Arlington Village Council is considering a wage...

Arcadia board considers more counseling services for students

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Arcadia school board on Wednesday discussed augmenting its counseling services for elementary students, to help them better cope with life’s stresses. The Family Resource Center currently provides counseling for elementary...

Henry County sheriff handily beats challenger

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Henry County Republicans on Tuesday chose their candidates for the two top law enforcement positions in the county. Also, an additional levy to fund services for the developmentally disabled narrowly passed. Sheriff Michael Bodenbender routed...

GOP picks Reger for common pleas judge nominee

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Wood County Republicans on Tuesday picked their party’s nominee for Wood County Common Pleas Court judge. According to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections, Matthew Reger collected 9,777 ballots compared to 7,865 for Corey...

Council approves new sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday agreed to adjust sewer rates, starting with the May bills. Currently, according to village officials, sewer rates are calculated at 50 percent of a water bill. Under the new rate, the standard sewer rate will be...

NB students getting break from school homework, practices

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Residents of the North Baltimore School District will be given an opportunity, and encouraged, to spend more time with family members this weekend. From Friday through Sunday, school work and other activities will not be...

Arlington ending trash pickup day

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday signaled the end of the village-wide spring trash pickup day. One day has been set aside each spring for Arlington residents to place unwanted items at curbside to be picked up by a trash-hauling service....

Mount Blanchard park plans detailed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Members of the Mount Blanchard community saw a glimpse of what the future may hold for a village park Thursday. Drawings of a master plan for the Hurricane Park development were presented to the Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul...

Break-in reports concern NB officials

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A series of break-ins and thefts in North Baltimore, including the theft of a former councilman’s truck, prompted Village Council on Tuesday to urge citizens to use caution. Village officials said there has been a rash of...

Treatment plant talks moving ahead

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Negotiations are expected to start in earnest in late March on an agreement to permit a Bowling Green agency to oversee McComb’s water and sewer treatment plants operations. McComb Council recently gave the first of three required...