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...

Old Man Winter returns

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Old Man Winter made an encore performance Wednesday with snow, ice and fierce winds. Few were applauding. Law enforcement and rescue workers were kept busy responding to wrecks. Three people were injured Wednesday night in a crash on West Bigelow...

McComb considers selling village’s natural gas service

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday voted to have a Findlay firm continue to supply the village with natural gas while council considers selling the municipal-run gas service. For several years, the village has run a natural gas operation for...

NB looks to add second weather siren

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — As tornado season approaches, North Baltimore officials are searching for money to build a second weather warning siren. Village Council would like to add a siren in the western portion of North Baltimore to better alert...

North Baltimore to fill EMS chief’s position

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — After much discussion, North Baltimore Council agreed Tuesday to advertise for the position of emergency medical service chief, for a probationary period. Council initially was prepared to establish a full-time emergency...

Fund for water tower may be set up

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington Council discussed establishing a separate fund for a proposed new water tower Monday. Last month, council was told the village’s Board of Public Affairs may raise water rates to pay for a new tower, starting this...

Progress: Brown Mackie adds nursing program

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer A new leader and a new nursing program were highlights in 2013 at Brown Mackie College’s Findlay campus. Starting in the fall, the college at 1700 Fostoria Ave. offered an associate of applied science degree in nursing. The degree combines...

Progress: Putnam County business upgrades total $18.1 million

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer OTTAWA — Aided by a state tax incentive program, some Putnam County businesses last year made upgrades that totaled $18.1 million, county economic officials said. Under the Ohio Community Reinvestment Area, a company is granted a tax break for...

Progress: Hancock villages making upgrades

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer New water towers will be erected this year in Mount Blanchard and McComb, and a variety of improvements are on the agenda in other Hancock County villages. In Rawson, finishing touches on a new water tower are underway, as electric work is being...