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Arcadia board considers purchase of school bus

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board Wednesday discussed buying a new school bus. The district last bought a bus two years ago, according to school officials. One bus needs body work, according to Arcadia officials. A school bus could cost about...

NB seeking to augment EMS staff

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to consider making arrangements with an ambulance service and two area hospitals to provide emergency medical service staffing for the village. Council currently is transitioning its...

McComb may pursue ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — The McComb Police Department is pursuing two new safety ideas, Village Council learned Monday. Information is being put together to apply for a state Safe Routes to School grant, according to Police Chief Greg Smith. Funding is being...

Arcadia’s sewer plans advancing

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — A pre-construction meeting is scheduled in Arcadia next week to finalize plans for replacing some storm drainage in the village. About 700 feet of tile from Ohio 12 to Brown Road will be replaced with a storm sewer, along with...

McComb’s water quality improving

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — As McComb’s water quality continues to improve, new filters have been ordered for the water treatment plant, village officials said Tuesday. In recent months, brownish water has been detected in the village water system, drawing...

NB to seek fire equipment grants

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — To maintain its fire trucks and upgrade other equipment, the North Baltimore Fire Department will continue to seek various grants. Fire Chief Ted Francisco told Village Council this week his department will apply for grants to...

Historic area barn destroyed by fire

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER RAWSON — Fire destroyed a rural Rawson barn that had been scheduled to be part of a historic barn tour later this month, fire officials said Wednesday. The blaze at a barn at 12491 Hancock County 54, Rawson, was reported at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday....

NB administrator’s post draws 20 candidates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — About 20 candidates have submitted resumes to become North Baltimore’s next village administrator, Village Council learned Tuesday. The current administrator, Donna Dettling, is planning to leave in November and will...

McComb water quality showing improvement

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The quality of McComb’s water has improved as fire hydrant flushing continues to help rid waterlines of brownish water, village officials said Monday. The distribution of free water has been discontinued. “The water...

Man allegedly assaults deputy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A rural Findlay man was arrested under a felony charge after allegedly causing harm to a sheriff’s deputy who was conducting a traffic inquiry at 12:44 a.m. Sunday off U.S. 224 near Liberty Township 135, authorities reported. Dennis Michael...
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