Village out of the running for grant program

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington is out of the running for an economic development grant, Village Council was told Monday. The “Heart and Soul” grant, handled through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, will award $138,000 to the...

North Baltimore won’t seek EMS tax issue this spring

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore voters will not see a levy on the May ballot to provide more money for the village emergency medical service. During a special session Thursday, Village Council scrapped plans to place a tax issue on the primary...

Arcadia board to seek levy renewal

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia School District voters will be asked May 5 to renew an emergency levy. The Arcadia school board on Wednesday agreed to place the 3-mill levy on the ballot. The levy, which generates $305,000 annually for operating expenses, has...

NB school board elects 2015 officers

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Tami Thomas on Tuesday was named president of the North Baltimore school board for 2015. During its first session of the year, the board also chose board member Russell Bretz to serve as vice president. The board agreed to...

New water tower under construction

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The dome of McComb’s new water tower has been set in place and welding is underway, Village Council learned Monday. Workers set the dome on the tower Saturday. The 135-foot-tall water tower, located downtown, has a 100,000-gallon...

NB considers emergency service levy

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council may ask voters to pay for staffing an emergency medical service squad. Last year, the village began a transition from a volunteer squad to paid staff members in an effort to provide quicker coverage....

Heat tape to be applied to village waterline

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — To help protect against freezing, heat tape will be applied to a waterline at Arlington’s water treatment plant, Village Council was told Monday. A well line leading into the water treatment plant froze a month ago, a problem...

Local traffic fatalities show increase in 2014

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER The number of fatal traffic accidents in Findlay and Hancock County edged upward in 2014. Fatal alcohol-related crashes also increased. According to local law enforcement, nine traffic deaths were reported on county and city roads last year....

McComb officials looking ahead to 2015 projects

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer McCOMB — During its final meeting of the year, McComb Council on Monday gave attention to some projects for 2015. Paperwork has been submitted by McComb officials to apply for a $138,000 grant from the Orton Foundation. Other Hancock County...

Board OKs contract for new windows

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — A Bellevue firm was awarded a contract Wednesday to replace Arcadia school buildings’ aging windows. Capital Aluminum and Glass submitted the lone bid, which included a base bid of $435,000. Alternative packages could be added....