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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...

McComb leaders say Meyer had major impact

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — If Fritz Meyer hadn’t built a cookie factory in McComb more than 50 years ago, it’s difficult to imagine what the village might look like today, according to McComb leaders. Meyer, one of the founders of Consolidated Biscuit Co....

Drunken driver sentenced for crash that caused power outage

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer MOUNT CORY — A Findlay motorist whose intoxication level was three times the legal limit was sentenced for a traffic accident that caused a power outage in the Mount Cory vicinity last July. Livier B. Velazquez, 56, was fined $450 for driving...

Arcadia to seek income tax renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARCADIA — Arcadia School District voters will be asked to renew the school’s income tax this spring. The Arcadia school board has voted to place the renewal of the 1 percent income tax, for a five-year period, before voters on the May 6...

NB’s emergency medical service future debated

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — The future of the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service was front and center before Village Council on Tuesday, and current emergency medical technicians asked council to consider the strides already made in improving the...

Council discusses weather problems

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Discussion at Arlington Council on Monday centered on efforts to deal with bitterly cold weather. Weekend repairs were made after waterline breaks on Westview Drive and East Fellowship Drive, village officials said. A positive note...

New council members take oath of office

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Two new members and two incumbents on Arlington Council were sworn into office Wednesday. Tom Blunk and Terry L. Huffman were elected to four-year terms last November, along with incumbents Michael Palmer and Thad Dempster. Also,...

Thomas named NB board president

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Tami Thomas was selected by her peers Tuesday to serve as president of the North Baltimore school board for 2014. Board member Russell Bretz was picked as vice president. Bretz, Tim Archer and Cheryl Cotterman were sworn into...