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NB hires new administrator

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday hired a new village administrator. Donna Dettling will fill the role starting Aug. 11 with an annual salary of $70,000. Dettling, now the village manager of Dexter, Mich., will replace Kathy...

Hancock grand jury hands up manslaughter indictment

By RYAN DUNN staff writer A Hancock County grand jury on Tuesday handed up an involuntary manslaughter indictment following a woman’s fatal overdose. Randall E. Rice, 49, now of Fostoria, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs, felonies...

Talks between Hancock County, deputies stalled

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Talks between Hancock County and the union representing sheriff’s deputies are at a standstill. About 35 members of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have been working without a contract since March 8, according to a fact-finding...

Real estate bills due on Friday

Hancock County real estate tax bills are due Friday. Payments may be made at the treasurer’s office in the courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For those paying by check, there is a drop box at the courthouse entrance. Also, taxes may be paid at lending institutions....

Park district board OKs insurance plans

The Hancock Park District commissioners on Tuesday approved paying 11 percent more for medical insurance for employees, but the park board saved on dental insurance, which allowed the addition of vision coverage. The park district will pay about $9,561 annually for medical...

Hancock Historical Museum dedicates Oxley Center

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock Historical Museum dedicated its Michael G. Oxley Government Center on Monday in a private ceremony attended by the former U.S. representative and other dignitaries. Oxley, 70, a Findlay native, was joined by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and...

UPDATE: Community survey focus of Van Buren meeting

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER The fate of Van Buren schools’ $29.3 million bond issue may be determined at a 6:30 p.m. meeting today in the Allen Township building, 12829 Ohio 613. The district is hosting the meeting to discuss the results of a community survey conducted during...

Arlington may put two fire levies on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — A pair of levies — a new one and a renewal — are expected to appear on the November ballot to help fund the Arlington Fire Department. Village Council on Monday gave the first of three required readings to ordinances that...
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