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...

Hearing on community plan Wednesday

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A public meeting will be held to review McComb’s application for a grant to plan the village’s future. Some Hancock County villages and townships are vying for a $138,000 grant from the Orton Foundation to develop a game...

Accident response surcharge proposed

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday discussed levying a surcharge for dispatching fire equipment to certain traffic accidents. Legislation is being considered to charge an additional 15 percent to non-village residents involved...

Arlington officials discuss problems with water system

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Water plant and waterline headaches drew Arlington Village Council’s scrutiny Monday. A well line leading into the water treatment plant froze recently, according to Water and Sewer Superintendent Rick Monday. A similar problem...

Board considers renewal of 1 percent income tax

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday started the process of placing an income tax renewal on the May ballot. The board approved submission of a resolution of necessity to the Ohio Tax Commissioner to verify the revenue...

Council approves hike in water rates

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — Water rates in McComb will rise starting in January, according to an ordinance approved Monday by Village Council. The minimum monthly water bill will be increased by $10.69. The rate hike is needed to pay for upgrades to the water...

Seven people indicted on felony drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Seven people were indicted by a Hancock County grand jury this week on charges involving the sale and possession of cocaine and heroin. Ira B. Mason, 28, of Findlay, was indicted on four counts of trafficking in heroin. Three were filed as...

Arcadia seeking bids for windows

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Harsh winds howled against — and through — window panes of a room where the Arcadia school board held its regular meeting Wednesday, a not-so-subtle reminder of the condition of the old windows in the school...

Council takes initial step toward granting rezoning

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday gave the initial reading to an ordinance to rezone two acres at the former North Baltimore High School on Second Street. Reineke Motors wants to purchase the land for parking space. A recent...