Arlington approves recreation levy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington voters approved a levy Tuesday to finance substantial repairs and upkeep at the Arlington village park and community swimming pool. Village voters passed an additional five-year, 2-mill parks and recreation levy by a vote...

Arlington Council discusses park vandalism

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Security measures to deter vandalism drew much of Arlington Council’s attention Monday. Discussions with a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy may lead to the possible shifting of some patrol hours in the village. Council is...

North Baltimore must offer medical coverage to more village workers

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — To meet federal health care standards, North Baltimore must offer medical coverage to more municipal workers, Village Council was told Tuesday. Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk said the village has surpassed 50 full- and...

Five county contests before Wood voters

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Come Nov. 8, Wood County voters will settle races for county sheriff and common pleas court judge, as well as two county commissioner contests. There also is a race for county treasurer, and a renewal levy for senior citizen...

Henry County offices contested Nov. 8

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Henry County voters will choose a new county prosecutor and a new county recorder on Nov. 8. In the race for prosecutor, Republican Thomas Manahan, 60, of Napoleon, is vying against Democrat Gwen Howe-Gebers, 53, of rural Holgate. An...

Donations raised for McComb ice skating rink

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Thanks to donations, an ice skating rink at the McComb village park will become a reality this winter, Village Council heard Monday. Village Administrator Kevin Siferd announced that $6,200 in donations has been collected. Last month,...

Arlington voters to see park levy

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A levy to finance “substantial” repairs and upkeep at the Arlington village park and community swimming pool will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot in Arlington. Village voters will consider an additional five-year, 2-mill...

Longtime North Baltimore solicitor retiring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council is searching for a new village solicitor. After more than 40 years as legal adviser for the village, Chet Marcin will step down at year’s end. “We thank Chet for his many years of service to...

Arlington reconsidering sheriff’s patrol contract

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Some members of Arlington Council on Monday indicated a willingness to negotiate a new contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to continue to provide extra patrols in the village at set times. The current agreement...

McComb ice skating rink idea moving forward

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Legislation will be presented to accept funds to help pay for a new ice skating rink at McComb’s village park. McComb Council learned Monday that the village-based Hearthside Food Solutions has pledged to match up to $3,100 for a...