McComb to form SAFER program

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The McComb Police Department outlined a few initiatives to Village Council on Monday. According to Police Chief Greg Smith, his department wants to form a SAFER program, similar to one created in Ada in 2001. The goal of Seeking Aid...

New sidewalks top village priority list

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Better sidewalks are a top priority of Arcadia citizens, according to comments collected from the community as village leaders apply for a state revitalization grant. Village residents were told Thursday about four proposed...

North Baltimore man charged in break-in

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A preliminary hearing will be held next week for a North Baltimore man accused of breaking into a North Main Street garage in April, the North Baltimore Police Department reported. And village police are investigating a string...

Emahiser picked for NB Council vacancy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A vacancy on North Baltimore Council was filled Tuesday. Holly Emahiser was given the oath of office by Village Solicitor Chet Marcin after council chose her from a field of two candidates. Matt Archer stepped down last month...

State awards funding for U.S. 68 work

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Thanks to a state funding package, the process of upgrading U.S. 68 through Arlington can begin, Village Council said Monday. An Ohio Public Works’ Small Government grant of $500,000 was approved last month, and Arlington...

Heart and Soul collecting comments

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — After culling through more than 4,000 comments from area residents, the McComb Region Heart and Soul is preparing its mission statement. “This is a real milestone,” Heart and Soul project coordinator Joe Wasson told McComb...

School treasurer to retire this year

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Two administrative vacancies in the North Baltimore School District will need to be filled, the school board announced Tuesday. Eve Baldwin, the district’s treasurer for 26 years, will retire on Dec. 30. “I know...

Water, sewer district beginning work in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The honeymoon between McComb and a Bowling Green water and sewer district seems to be continuing without complaints, Village Council said Monday. McComb recently joined the Northwestern Water and Sewer District to oversee McComb’s...

Arcadia board discusses technology upgrades

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Classes are coming to an end for this school year, but the Arcadia school board Wednesday took a crash course on classroom technology. Gregg McKee, technology coordinator for the school district, outlined some needs in the...

Archer steps down from NB Council

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council is searching for a new member after one of its own resigned Tuesday. Stating that he “enjoyed” his time on council, Councilman Matt Archer resigned his post to accept a job outside the...