NB school board elects 2015 officers

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Tami Thomas on Tuesday was named president of the North Baltimore school board for 2015. During its first session of the year, the board also chose board member Russell Bretz to serve as vice president. The board agreed to...

New water tower under construction

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The dome of McComb’s new water tower has been set in place and welding is underway, Village Council learned Monday. Workers set the dome on the tower Saturday. The 135-foot-tall water tower, located downtown, has a 100,000-gallon...

NB considers emergency service levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council may ask voters to pay for staffing an emergency medical service squad. Last year, the village began a transition from a volunteer squad to paid staff members in an effort to provide quicker coverage....

Heat tape to be applied to village waterline

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — To help protect against freezing, heat tape will be applied to a waterline at Arlington’s water treatment plant, Village Council was told Monday. A well line leading into the water treatment plant froze a month ago, a problem...

Local traffic fatalities show increase in 2014

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic accidents in Findlay and Hancock County edged upward in 2014. Fatal alcohol-related crashes also increased. According to local law enforcement, nine traffic deaths were reported on county and city roads last year....

McComb officials looking ahead to 2015 projects

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — During its final meeting of the year, McComb Council on Monday gave attention to some projects for 2015. Paperwork has been submitted by McComb officials to apply for a $138,000 grant from the Orton Foundation. Other Hancock County...

Board OKs contract for new windows

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — A Bellevue firm was awarded a contract Wednesday to replace Arcadia school buildings’ aging windows. Capital Aluminum and Glass submitted the lone bid, which included a base bid of $435,000. Alternative packages could be added....

City man indicted for rape

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A Findlay man was indicted by the Hancock County grand jury Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman last week, according to common pleas court documents. Alberto Garcia, 31, was charged with a first-degree felony count of rape. The indictment alleged...

Council OKs surcharge on some emergency runs

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday approved legislation to add fees to fire and emergency medical runs involving non-residents. Hourly rates will be charged for runs involving fire and rescue equipment, ranging from $150 an...

Two top administrators plan to retire

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Next year, the Arcadia school board next will be tasked with finding replacements for two of the top administrators in the school district. During its regular board meeting on Wednesday, the board is scheduled to be presented with the...