Roof work nearly done at NB municipal building

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Replacing a leaky roof over the North Baltimore municipal building is nearly done. Helms Construction of Findlay began the repairs in late May. The firm was awarded a contract of $173,900 for the work. “Looks like at...

NB police investigate home invasion report

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Some items were recovered Wednesday in Hancock County from a purse taken during a Tuesday night home invasion in North Baltimore, village police said. A gun may have been displayed during the home invasion, police said....

Two Safe Routes to School grants awarded to McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb students will have a safer route to school, thanks to two state grants that were announced Monday by the village Police Department. Safe Routes to School, operated through the Ohio Department of Transportation, has awarded McComb...

Arlington trimming pool hours

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — The hours of the Arlington community swimming pool have been reduced this week while Village Council searches for solutions to bolster the number of lifeguards. On Thursday, the pool will be open only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it...

NB board member stepping down

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school board accepted the resignation of one of its own, and also hired an elementary school principal Tuesday. Russell Bretz, vice president of the school board, announced he will step down, effective Thursday....

McComb grass clipping ordinance eyed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Cleaning up village streets and properties was on the agenda of McComb Council on Monday. An ordinance will be presented that, if enacted, will penalize those who sweep grass clippings and leaves into the streets, where they can clog...

Apartment fire displaces Findlay family

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER A stove fire forced a family of four from their dwelling at Melrose Village Apartments at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The smoky fire at 2201 Jennifer Lane, Apt. 8, was out when firefighters arrived, the Findlay Fire Department reported. The names of the...

Citing job conflict, Arlington mayor resigns

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Citing a job scheduling conflict, the mayor of Arlington stepped down on Monday, while a councilman who had intended to resign changed his mind. Mayor Ed Solt resigned, indicating that his expanded work schedule will conflict with...

Two face charges after I-75 pursuit

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER LIMA — Two Kentucky residents, allegedly wanted in connection with a vehicle stolen from Hancock County, were arrested Thursday after leading authorities on a pursuit on Interstate 75, authorities reported. According to the Lima post of the...

Computer equipment purchased

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — To address the growing demands of technology in education, the Arcadia school board Wednesday purchased new equipment and established a committee to handle the district’s technology issues. Board members Ryan George and Carol...