Village’s new water tower to be installed by next fall

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — A replacement water tower will become a reality in McComb this year, while improvements to a portion of East Oliver Street will continue, according to the village mayor. During his annual state-of-the-village remarks Monday to Village...

NB council to provide water bill relief

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore water customers anticipating higher bills after letting their faucets drip to avoid waterline freezes will catch a break. Village Council on Tuesday agreed to charge customers’ February water bills at...

Water rate hike expected this year

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Water rates in Arlington are expected to rise this summer to start generating “seed money” to help finance the replacement of a water tower, Village Council heard Monday. Arlington’s Board of Public Affairs is...

Two men indicted on drug charges

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Two area men were indicted this week on felony drug trafficking charges following their arrests Tuesday at a Carey grocery store, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Stoney A. Dendinger, 27, of Fostoria, was...

Economic development group in the works

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — In an attempt to revitalize its downtown, McComb Council on Monday agreed to explore starting an economic development group. Council and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will split the $1,750 expense of hiring the...

Area digging out after snowstorm drops 8.8 inches

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER As people strained, yet again, to push snow from driveways and sidewalks Wednesday, all area counties were under a Level 2 roadway advisory. The advisory cautions against unnecessary travel. The storm that arrived Tuesday and departed Wednesday dumped...

North Baltimore puts off EMS levy try

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A levy to help alleviate staffing problems at the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service won’t appear on the May ballot, as village officials want more time to consider options. But the levy likely will be on the fall...

Storm shuts down region’s schools

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Most regional schools are shut down today and snowplow crews are facing another challenge after a winter storm dropped up to 5 inches of snow on the area Tuesday night. More snow was expected overnight and today. Hancock County government offices, the...

Arlington Council approves waterline upgrade project

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Bids will be advertised soon to upgrade waterlines in a portion of Arlington, Village Council reported Monday. Waterlines in the area of Main Cross Street, the Sunset addition and West Liberty Street will be improved at an estimated...

Findlay woman served community as matron at Hancock County jail

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Lois Jean Bell didn’t push her sons into careers in law enforcement. Not with the low salaries. The long hours. Being on call 24/7. But that didn’t deter her sons. Some became sheriff’s deputies and dispatchers. Those careers seemed...