Patrick Henry levy on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer HAMLER — A levy on the May primary ballot would help pay for building renovations proposed by Patrick Henry School District officials, who want to consolidate the district’s classes onto one campus while closing its two elementary...

Arlington farmers market could sprout during May

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — An idea for a farmers market in Arlington is closer to fruition, Village Council heard Monday. A tentative starting date has been set for May 30, Councilman Mike Palmer said. Vendors will sell fruits, vegetables and similar goods on...

Citizen airs spraying concerns

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to examine its mosquito spraying program. A village resident said the public should be made aware of the times the village sprays for mosquitoes at the park and throughout the village....

Laptop’s GPS device aids police

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A GPS device inside a stolen laptop led police to four city men who have been charged with burglarizing a Findlay residence earlier this week, according to the Findlay Police Department. City police responded to a report of a burglary at 1000 Crystal...

North Baltimore school board names new athletic director

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board replaced its athletic director Tuesday, but will be looking for both boys and girls varsity basketball coaches. Robert Luderman will become the district’s athletic director, effective Aug....

Winter delaying water tower project

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A harsh winter has delayed construction of a new water tower in McComb, Village Council learned Monday. The tower, which will be built near the current tower in the village’s downtown, was expected to be ready in November. Thanks...

Two house fires reported

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Firefighters were called to separate fires at two Delaware Township homes Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. The Delaware Township Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at 3:45 p.m. Sunday to 21151 Hancock County 183, south...

Concerns discussed over warning sirens

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Safety issues consumed much of North Baltimore Council’s time Tuesday, including the effectiveness of the village’s tornado warning sirens. For months, council has discussed concerns that weather sirens cannot be...

Arlington officials consider fire levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington officials are considering placing either a renewal or replacement levy on the fall ballot for the village Fire Department. On the books is a five-year, 2.5-mill levy that was approved by voters in the fall of 2009. The levy...

Lawmen target drinking drivers

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Partiers who drink and drive over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend will not enjoy the luck of the Irish, if lawmen catch them. The Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Findlay Police Department are...